An Integrated Testing Coordinator (ITC), who must be a professional engineer, is required to provide a plan that will allow for the complete testing of a building’s life safety and fire protection systems, and the plan must be useable not only for the first test, but also for future, periodic testing. Because building systems interconnect, the new code requires that all life safety systems (e.g. fire alarms, sprinklers, fire pumps, elevator recalls, emergency lighting, and air handling for smoke control) operate together and be tested together. The aim is to ensure that the building’s complete life safety system operates in a coordinated manner, as designed. Our experience both in commissioning and on the ULC committee, make us uniquely qualified to act as a third-party, Integrated Testing Coordinator as well as to assist clients in planning for upgrades.