Building Commissioning is the systematic and documented process of ensuring that the owner's operational needs are met, building systems perform efficiently, and building operators are properly trained. A seemingly simple concept, yet often left out in the hectic rush to complete projects, resulting in years of compounding operational and maintenance inefficiencies and extra costs.  Deficiencies such as design flaws, construction defects, malfunctioning equipment, and deferred maintenance have a host of ramifications, ranging from equipment failure, to compromised indoor air quality and comfort, to unnecessarily elevated energy use or under-performance of energy-efficiency strategies.

Building commissioning can detect and remedy most deficiencies before the impacts are realized. We have significant design and hands-on experience with building mechanical and electrical systems as an independent third party contractor hired by the owner. This ensures the design is accurate and efficient and the contractor is adhering to the requirements of the contract.

At JMT we can perform commissioning at any stage of a project.  During new construction we are often involved from pre-design, planning through design, construction and acceptance. If you have an existing building, opportunity also exists as we can apply a systematic investigation process for improving and optimizing that building's operation.


Kentland Community Center

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Prince George's County, Maryland

JMT provided construction management and commissioning services during the construction of a new community center.

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I-70/South Mountain Welcome Center


Washington County, Maryland

JMT provided commissioning services for two LEED® Silver welcome centers and associated buildings.

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SHA District 4 Office Building Renovation

JMT provided design oversight, construction management and total building commissioning of the design-build contractor on behalf of a state government client.

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Network Operations Center Relocation

JMT provided commissioning services, as well as Mechanical and Electrical design for the relocation of the NOC at Montgomery College.

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1100 First Street

JMT provided services, including planning, construction management, LEED® Enhanced Commissioning, and LEED® technical support, that helped this project achieve LEED® Silver Certification.

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GBMC Power Generator Facility

JMT performed design services for all associated structures, site work, and permitting for a new emergency power generation facility for a major hospital center.

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