MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2023
- 4:30 PM
PANZACOLA F3 - 4
16: Those Weren't the Droids We Were Looking For: Lessons Learned from Integrated Systems Testing
Why were there no EPO buttons on the garbage smashers on the Death Star? The Empire did not do Integrated Systems Testing!
This session will be a fun and terrifying look at real-world examples from numerous commissioning projects, with an emphasis on issues found during Integrated Systems Testing. Every picture has a story and a lesson learned, even if it wasn't what we were looking for when we found it.
Simply put, Integrated System Testing (IST) is the testing of all building systems together under multiple building conditions and event possibilities, typically while connected to emergency power, in fire alarm mode, and other life-safety event conditions. Integrated systems testing focus on the interoperability of ALL building systems, working together in all operating modes and scenarios.
This presentation will review the process of Integrated Systems Testing, associated standards and code requirements such as the Florida Building Code, FGI Guidelines, NFPA 3, NFPA 4, NFPA 99, and NFPA 110. We will use a real project case study of the a recently completed patient tower addition to an existing hospital, a high rise Class A office building, and a new community hospital to demonstrate the process, benefits, and what to watch out for on your next project.