There are various activities involved in planning and managing an engineering project. There are a number of moving parts to these projects. Precommissioning and commissioning activities help with such management.


Precommissioning activity typically starts up to nine months before the building phase. It involves the assigning of responsibilities between various parties, such as the engineers, construction contractor, equipment vendors and the organization commissioning the project.


Commissioning is a process that serves to ensure the various parts of a system involved in the project perform according to the client’s specifications. For instance, the client would like to verify that equipment is installed per the manufacturer’s specifications.


These precommissioning and commissioning activities ensure there are no glitches in the project. A project, to build an ethylene plant for instance, is a capital-intensive undertaking and these safeguards are important part of good management practice.