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  1. Hi Javier, nice post with some great insight. I’d offer that having a Completions program implemented which ensures that there is a gated process for systems and subsystems to progressively move between Construction and Commissioning at the appropriate level of Completion is absolutely essential.
    This stands whether there are different contractor entities managing construction versus commissioning or if there is an overall contractor managing both.

    It makes commissioning flow a lot more efficiently but perhaps more importantly it provides mechanisms to safely control the Livening Up process during the execution of commissioning.

    Hope all is well.



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