- Standards Australia has recently published SA TS 5342:2021, Building Commissioning, a Technical Specification with the objective to support industry by providing guidance in streamlining processes and practices within a building project’s lifecycle.
- The publication is intended to be used by traditional building services along with industry stakeholder groups with the objective to evolve the publication into an Australia standard in the future.
Standards Australia has recently published SA TS 5342:2021, Building Commissioning
, a Technical Specification aimed to support industry by improving consistency, awareness and outcomes of the building commissioning process.
Building commissioning is an essential process within a building project’s lifecycle. The publication’s objective is to deliver better outcomes within industry by providing consistency through definitions, application and scope whilst assisting to create a consistent process.
“SA TS 5342:2021 is an Australian first, in a new field of standardisation for Australia. Standards Australia and the committee welcome industry feedback and aim for the continual improvement of the Technical Specification with the objective to evolve it into an Australian standard,” said Roland Terry-Lloyd, Head of Standards Development at Standards Australia.
The publication will be used for building services systems and technologies that undergo commissioning. It will have applicability for industry groups spanning traditional building services such as HVAC&R, electrical, fire protection and hydraulics, to architectural automated building elements, to information technology supporting smart buildings.
“The Technical Specification will act as the glue holding commissioning practices together, filling the gaps between the different Australian standards to provide an integrated whole-of-building process of commissioning. Not only will building services designers and contractors benefit from the publication but so will building industry stakeholder groups such as property developers, building owners, main contractors, building tenants, facility managers and maintenance service providers,” said Robert Simic, member of the committee responsible for the publication.
The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), first recognised the need for guidance to streamline the management of the commissioning process in achieving consistent and better outcomes for end-built results. Standards Australia facilitated a non-traditional technical committee of industry experts to collectively develop the document.
The published Technical Specification is:
SA TS 5342:2021, Building Commissioning.