WASHINGTON, DC — The Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) recently published the AABC Commissioning Guideline. According to the council, the release of the guideline coincides with a surge in interest in commissioning, and fills a need in the industry for a better explanation of exactly what commissioning is and how to do it properly to provide the maximum benefit to building owners.

AABC believes that as building commissioning has gained widespread recognition and acceptance in the construction industry, the need has grown for a single, standardized methodology for everyone involved in the commissioning process to follow. This need has shaped the development of the AABC Commissioning Guideline, which includes: detailed, step-by-step methodologies for the various types of commissioning; the roles and responsibilities of each commissioning team member; the scope of services performed in commissioning; the benefits of commissioning; and sample forms, specifications, and RFPs for commissioning services.

For more information on the guideline or to order a copy, call 202-737-0202 or go to www.aabchq.com (website).

Publication date: 07/01/2002