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38 I ICT TODAY 38 I ICT TODAY This post construction report should include: • Written verification that the integrated systems have been installed in accordance with approved design documents • Listing of the individual systems tested • The scope and purpose of each system tested • Documentation of systems required by codes and standards • Test team members and others in attendance during testing • Test equipment used during testing • Comprehensive functional matrix describing all system inputs and associated output functions and purposes • List of drawings including riser diagrams and control diagrams • The extent of systems tested under the direction of the commissioning agent • Verification that the proper staff and occupants are fully trained on the installed systems Commissioning begins early in the project and extends through all phases of design and construc- tion. In order to verify that the access control system continues to operate as designed and expected, periodic follow-up visits by the installers involved in the commis- sioning process can assist in resolving any post occupancy performance issues. The growth projections of the access control market show no signs of slowing, and as more individual systems are integrated into security systems, commissioning will become even more valuable to educated owners. 7. COMMISSIONING REPORT BIOGRAPHY: F. Patrick Mahoney, RCDD, CDT, is a senior technology designer for Direct Supply, Inc. where he specializes in the design and integration of wired and wireless security and other systems for the providers of senior living facilities. With decades of experience in structured cabling, among other disciplines, he is well versed in many vertical industries including healthcare, education, and government. For nearly 28 years, Mr. Mahoney was also a vocational technical educator for the Electrical Training Alliance; he also taught installer technicians for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) of Western New York. He currently serves BICSI as Chair of the committee for the BICSI Information Transport Systems Design and Implementation Standard for Healthcare Institutions and Facilities. He has served BICSI as subject matter expert team leader for the 4th edition of BICSI's Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual and has participated and contributed on numerous other BICSI publications throughout his many years of service. He is a past recipient of the BICSI Larry G. Romig Committee Member of the Year award. Mr. Mahoney is a frequent presenter at BICSI Conferences and ICT Forums – Powered by BICSI (formerly Regional Meetings). He is a member of the BICSI Technical Information Methods Committee and Standards Committee and is also a member of the Editorial Review Board for ICT Today. He can be reached at patrick.mahoney@directsupply.com. REFERENCES: 1. Alalouff, Ron, Access Control Leads Growth in Physical Security Market but Video Surveillance still Dominates, January 25, 2018, IFSEC Global, www.ifsecglobal.com. 2. Shepard, Sydny, Study Finds Industrial Access Control is on the Rise, March 27, 2018, Security Today Magazine, https://securitytoday.com/articles/2018/03/27/study-finds- industrial-access-control-is-on-the-rise.aspx.

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