This guide draws from the collective body of knowledge of the GSA regions and the GSA Office of Design and Construction, and elaborates upon the efforts of the Commissioning Advisory Group, which contributed to the GSA building Commissioning brochure. Special thanks are due to Bob Hixon who drove the direction of this guide and to Curt Smith who provided countless edits.

Charles Matta, FAIA

Chair, Building Commissioning Guide Task Force

GSA Regional Input

Regional experts provided their first-hand knowledge and experiences toward ensuring a sound commissioning process and practical information which can be implemented in day-today project management. These contributors included:

  • Kin Moy; GSA R2
  • Chuck Hardy; GSA R5
  • Jaime Quinones; GSA R2
  • John Mayes; GSA R7
  • David Frable; GSA R5
  • Ron Wood, PE; GSA NCR

GSA National Perspective

  • Leslie Shepherd, Acting Chief Architect
  • David Eakin, PE; GSA Chief Engineer
  • Gilbert Delgado, AIA; Office of the Chief Architect
  • Don Horn, AIA; GSA Central Office
  • Charles Matta, FAIA; Office of the Chief Architect
  • Linda Phillips, PE; Office of the Chief Architect
  • Matthew P. Saitta, PE, CCM; GSA Central Office
  • Curt Smith, PE, CCM; Office of the Chief Architect

Other contributors

  • Gary D. Lee, PE
  • William B. Willis, AIA, LEED
  • Joseph Loring, PE


  • Deb Pereira, Project Executive, Gilbane
  • Bob Wilson, Project Executive, Gilbane
  • Brock Graham, Sr. Project Manager, Gilbane
  • Chris Doscher, Sr. Associate, Gilbane
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