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Content DescriptionUnderstand, implement, and oversee commissioning and integrated testing based on NFPA 3 with the 1st Edition Commissioning and Integrated System Testing Handbook! Proper commissioning and integrated testing of building safety systems are essential to fire protection and life safety. Get the tools, resources, and knowledge required for error-free work and stakeholder coordination with the 2012 NFPA 3: Commissioning and Integrated System Testing Handbook. This unique resource prepares you to confidently and efficiently apply NFPA 3, the landmark document developed in response to a request from the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). Packed with authoritative insights, links to valuable downloads, and more the Handbook saves time and money plus helps limit risks or liabilities. Part One includes the complete text of NFPA 3 along with expert commentary that discusses the rationale behind this Recommended Practice. The narrative interpretation helps you understand and apply NFPA 3, and explain technical language to non-technical people. You\'ll also find Annex A material, FAQs, terms-at-a-glance, and other features that highlight important topics and information. Part Two provides an example of a completed commissioning plan and explains the process step-by-step. The Handbook also contains links that allow you to download a complete Individual System Commissioning Program plus a customizable Sample Commissioning Plan along with all forms from the plan ready to be edited to meet your specific needs. A handy 2-sided laminated card outlines the Cx process for quick reference in the field. Get practical guidance throughout every phase of a complex process. Adaptable for projects at any stage, the Handbook addresses all types of building systems -- including fire protection suppression and control, fire alarm, emergency communications, smoke control, power, fire doors, commercial cooking operations, and elevators; and identifies tasks to be done within each phase -- from pre-design through design, construction, occupancy, and operation. You\'ll learn who should perform each task, the task\'s deliverables, and key questions that must be answered to progress to the next step so you can document that building systems have been installed correctly and will perform as intended.
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