8:00 am Breakfast & Networking

Achieving Commissioning Excellence

8:30 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:40 am Streamlining the Commissioning Process From Schematic Design to Minimize Schedule Creep & Rework


  • Ensuring the project team clearly understand their roles in a more integrated, iterative commissioning process 
  • Encouraging the design team to review the commissioning plan early to ensure its relevance and alignment with project objectives
  • Ensuring that equipment is ready for commissioning by conducting pre-testing to optimize the time and resources of the commissioning provider

9:20 am Audience Discussion: Establishing a Collaborative Process With the Commissioning Provider & All Project Partners to Exceed Client Expectations


  • Assessing how to ensure readiness for commissioning and inspections to reduce the risk of failing functional testing
  • Analyzing how you can maximize your role as an MEP coordinator to obtain a clear vision of all the components that need to be verified by the commissioning team to ensure a thorough installation verification
  • Harnessing a better understanding of the communication protocols required for equipment integration to prevent delays and compatibility issues during the commissioning process

10:00 am Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Providing a First-Class Handover to the Client

10:40 am Managing Post-Commissioning Issue Log Items to Ensure the Relevant Corrections Are Actioned Quickly & Prior to Client Turnover


  • Reviewing punch-list items thoroughly to ensure their validity, avoid unnecessary work, and minimize trade contractor frustration
  • Assigning punch-list items to the right MEPs with thorough instructions to increase their engagement with making the necessary corrections
  • Verifying and documenting commissioning issues effectively to prevent potential problems from being overlooked or forgotten

11:20 am Optimizing the Management of MEPs from Submittal Phase to Closeout to Ensure the Final Product Meets Client Expectations

  • Matt Haney Senior MEP Coordinator, Batson-Cook Construction


  • Building relationships throughout the project to ensure a team-approach to closeout and financial success
  • Developing a detailed closeout schedule to ensure all client questions are answered in a timely and efficient manner
  • Keeping energy high at the end of the project to ensure all team members are working towards the same goal for a happy, satisfied client
  • Effectively addressing operational issues to enhance client comprehension of building systems, reducing complaints and ongoing support needs, while helping ensure repeat work

12:00 pm Lunch Break

Aligning MEP Goals & Expectations

1:00 pm Strengthening Your Team’s Knowledge of Building Systems to Ensure a Successful Project Delivery

  • Ed Barajas Senior MEP Specialist, Lease Crutcher Lewis


  • Evaluating each team member’s experience level and developing an effective support process
  • Understanding the project’s technical nuances and dynamics to help the MEP team work collaboratively with the holistic project team
  • Developing a systematic approach to further develop your own knowledge and that of MEP team Members

1:40 pm Building Strong Relationships With MEPs to Align Priorities Throughout the Duration of the Project


  • Using tough coordination challenges and the lessons learned as a result to encourage teamwork and navigate similar challenges that present
  • Utilizing strong management and effective communication to ensure MEPs install their work per specifications
  • Outlining throughout the project that timely, enthusiastic engagement with work opens up the possibility of repeat partnership to cultivate a dependable and enduring relationship with trade partners

2:20 pm Afternoon Refreshments

2:50 pm Fostering Open Lines of Communication with Clients to Manage, Meet & Exceed Their Expectations From Preconstruction Through to Closeout

  • Joe Dillingham Manager of Quality & Commissioning, Stream Data Centers


  • Utilizing clear and consistent communication through regular meetings to demonstrate a shared commitment to project success
  • Using excellent document control so that you are able to present updates on trade contractor work and installation to the client at any point throughout the
  • Demonstrating a proactive approach to change orders to enhance your organization’s reputation and increase the potential for repeat business 

3:30 pm Panel Discussion: The Future of MEP Coordination: Evolving Codes, Trends & Technology


  • Adapting to the evolving landscape and trends in MEP management to consistently remain the contractor of choice
  • Discussing strategies for staying up-to-date with evolving codes and regulations so that you can better support your MEPs and their systems
  • Exploring new and available technology to help inform your decisions on what to invest in and how you can use it to leverage trade contractor management

4:10 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:20 pm End of Day Two