The criticality of certain types of project equipment such as sophisticated digital controls, control management system (CMS) or high-performance turbo machinery dictate an owner's direct involvement in the assurance and certification of this equipment's performance. It is widely acknowledged that suppliers are more attentive to customers who participate directly in the performance and acceptance testing of such equipment. However, doing so often stretches an owner's organization to an unacceptable degree. Becht Engineering has the staff with the experience and technical depth to fill this critical role on behalf of an owner's project team. Becht's team is also experienced in representing owner's interest in schedule and cost, as well as performance.