Testing and commissioning is a crucial activity to be carried out at the end of the construction phase of the project and prior to the opening of the stadium. Commissioning is a formal contractual activity between the stadium owner and the construction company. Its primary objective is to ensure that all systems and components of the stadium building are designed, installed, constructed and tested according to the operational requirements of the owner, operator and/or user. This also includes all statutory requirements and all required certifications of installations, systems and equipment.
Testing is an important element of the commissioning process in order to test, trial, adjust, optimise and prove that all systems and components meet the operational requirements and relevant standards for certification.
The process of testing and commissioning is agreed and approved between the stadium owner and construction company in the stadium commissioning plan. This process, which depending on its size and the complexity of the stadium building may take several weeks or even months to complete, is led by the construction company, and is overseen by the owner, the operator and specialist consultants appointed by the owner and/or operator.
The outcome of the commissioning process is a checklist with all items which have passed or failed this formal approval process, including the records of the outcome of all relevant tests.