Robert Simic, M.AIRAH

AIRAH's Commissioning Special Technical Group

Documenting commissioning requirements – A personal contemplation to achieve better outcomes

Although the specification of commissioning requirements is standard for construction projects, often what is documented falls short in providing sufficient detail or clarity. This makes it harder for installing contractors to accurately budget, execute and achieve without interpretation, which may lead to a mismatch in expectations and sub-optimal outcomes.

This session will reflect upon relevant examples of the specification of HVAC commissioning requirements. It will also provide suggestions on how these can made clearer to achieve commissioning outcomes effectively. 


About Robert Simic:
With more than 14 years of dedicated commissioning management experience, Rob adopts a holistic and comprehensive approach to commissioning management, collaborating with stakeholders and project team members to help successfully deliver performance, reliability and sustainability outcomes on buildings and facilities.

Rob’s experience spans across the project lifecycle from involvement in key tenders, such as Melbourne’s North East Link, through to delivery of key projects including; Barangaroo South Precinct (1A), Equinix Data centres (SY3, SY4), Darling Quarter, Sydney, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney and Darling Square, Sydney. 

Rob is a mechanical engineer by profession, a member of AIRAH’s commissioning STG, a Green Star Accredited Professional, NABERS independent accredited assessor, and committee member of the Standards Australia Building Commissioning Technical Committee (TS-001).