Commissioning is a vital means of ensuring that today’s complex building systems are working as intended, for both owners and occupants. SMMA has significant experience in offering Cx and retro-Cx services for both commercial and institutional clients on a variety of project types, ranging from Level-5 integrated testing of data centers to City of Boston smoke-control acceptance testing.

Market Experience

With a knowledge base informed by the firm's extensive design experience, our Commissioning Group is directly supported by our broad team of senior professional engineers, who perform important interim design reviews and provide input on both proposed field-testing strategies and the resolution of operational issues. 

Communication Is Key

We understand that communication with the greater project team is every bit as important as our technical capabilities—and our success is testament to that fact. Our Commissioning Group embraces a team-oriented project approach, communicating openly and consistently with key stakeholders to ensure that each project realizes a successful outcome.

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Millennium Bostonian Hotel Retro-Cx

Bringing It Up to Code

The Millennium Bostonian Hotel is a high-rise hotel that, although extensively renovated in recent years, had never passed required smoke control acceptance testing with the Boston Fire Department. The Hotel enlisted SMMA to retro-commission its life safety and smoke control systems, to obtain both acceptance by the Boston Fire Department and a certificate of occupancy from the Boston Inspectional Services Department.

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Lilla G. Frederick Middle School Retro-Cx Study

Finding Efficiencies

The City of Boston is in the process of undertaking a massive initiative to improve its educational facilities. Part of that effort includes a master plan of its 128 public schools, comprising more than 1 million square feet of space—a project that SMMA is leading, with the assistance of several specialty consultants. 

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MSBA On-Call Cx Projects

Commissioning School Success

With each assignment, we strive to be a team player, to work collaboratively, and perhaps most importantly, to communicate effectively. Leveraging our wide range of experience in design and commissioning, we also aim to help identify potential pitfalls or issues that may affect project or budgets. For these reasons, the Massachusetts School Building Authority has relied on SMMA's Commissioning Group to ensure the systems' effectiveness of several communities' most important assets: their schools.

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Join Our Team!

We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals who thrive on collaboration and are passionate about design. If you think you'd be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you. Visit our Careers page to check out our open positions.

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