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February 26, 2013
One task, which to our dismay, appears to be missed or neglected on many new projects, is the testing of integrated mechanical and electrical (M & E) systems at the substantial performance stage prior to occupancy of the building, when the M & E systems have been independently commissioned and are providing the design intent.
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February 14, 2013
As one of the first employees at CFMS since inception, I have observed the evolution of commissioning for over 20 years now, with one of the most significant impacts on the profession, that is, an unprecedented growth in companies offering commissioning services, being spearheaded with the US originated LEED certification process awareness of green technologies and buildings.
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February 5, 2013
CFMS Consulting Inc. has been busy commissioning Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) additions and / or renovations for York Region District School Board, Simcoe County District School Board and York Catholic District School Board. As the third year of the five year implementation program draws to an end, I have noted few thing interesting things
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January 17, 2013
The city’s condo market is booming.  Should total building commissioning for condominiums be mandatory in order to achieve substantial completion? Today, many people call a condominium both their home and their investment….
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January 11, 2013
Happy New Year. I hope everyone has taken time to enjoy the holiday break. We were fortunate at CFMS to have a few extra days to spent time with family and friends. While doing so I was thinking what beginning new year means. I did a little research on the internet. I noticed a common theme, out with the old and in with the new. Whether it is house cleaning, paying off debts, or making a resolution, the new year about a new beginning. While my office could definitely use a serious tidy and organization, there a few things that I am not in a hurry to file away or leave behind.
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December 19, 2012
At CFMS Consulting Inc., we enjoy the excitement of starting a new commissioning project – meeting the owner, the design and construction teams, and getting to know everyone, as well as their…
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December 13, 2012
Over the past few months, CFMS has been conducting ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions for architectural firms who are interested in learning more about Total Building Commissioning and how it impacts all stages…
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December 4, 2012
Building mechanical and electrical systems are designed to maintain the building interior spaces at comfort levels for the humans that occupy the spaces. The main comfort levels are temperature, humidity, ventilation and…
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November 22, 2012
Before working at CFMS, I worked on the building operations side of the industry.  It was then that Commissioning first crossed my path.  Now, in the ever increasing marketplace for Commissioning services,…
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November 13, 2012
We have come a long way in a short time in terms of awareness and more importantly, action regarding energy conservation. In the past year, Energy Management has been one of three…
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