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A Guide to Improve Building Commissioning In Ethiopian Construction: Case Studies on Selected Public Institution Projects in Addis Ababa

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dc.contributor.advisor Abebe, Dinku (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Michael, Birhanu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-24T10:00:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-24T10:00:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/12160
dc.description.abstract Commissioning (Cx) new buildings and retro-commissioning existing construction facilities are becoming a quality assurance measure in the construction industry in many countries. The purpose of the commissioning process is to verify the performance of the systems and to provide documentation evidence that all equipment and systems are installed and functioned according to the design intents, standards and requirements of the client. However, building commissioning (BCx) has never been systematically and strategically promoted in the ‘program’, ‘design’, ‘construction’ and ‘acceptance’ stages. This has not been properly addressed. Very often, Cx is overlooked by owners, architects and engineers, contractors and operators mainly due to mis-conception on Cx as a “less technical and lower level task”. As a result, commissioning process is implemented differently from project to project, firm to firm, and sometimes polarized by “personal expertise”. This paper aims to explore the current scenario of building commissioning in the Ethiopian construction industry and develop a potential framework to improve building commissioning for construction projects in Ethiopia by conducting case studies on selected public institution building construction projects in Addis Ababa. The research findings indicated that, building commission is vital to confirm the final outcome of a project is in compliance with the design and specified requirements and Cx should be handled as integral part of project life-cycle. Also problems during commissioning are mostly interrelated with problems during construction stage and some of these problems are significance in affecting the handing over of the project and tend to recur from project to project. The framework aims to provide a more holistic view and better insight on building commissioning for the Ethiopia context by eliminating these unattended problems. This study also intends to generate a guideline for the construction practitioners on the common activities of commissioning that needs to be planned even during the construction stage to improve projects performance. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher AAU en_US
dc.subject Building en_US
dc.subject Commissioning en_US
dc.subject Construction en_US
dc.title A Guide to Improve Building Commissioning In Ethiopian Construction: Case Studies on Selected Public Institution Projects in Addis Ababa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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