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RFP/Q Solicitation and Whole Building Commissioning

By John Runkle, PE – Vice President, Intertek Thanks to the hard work of many groups and individuals (e.g. BCxA, LEED), Commissioning has grown from a military nautical quality acceptance term to a practice that allows our buildings to function better. Despite this decades long growth in the practice of Cx, significant mystery remains on how […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: July 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Michael Cox, CML International Qatar LLC, West Bay, Qatar Jonathan Frain, GHT Limited, Arlington, VA Truman “Trey” King, […]

Existing Building Commissioning: A Case Study

This article was originally published in Papyrus. Papyrus is IAMFA’s magazine, which is published three times a year and features new technological developments that showcase museum construction/ refits and keeps membership up to date on all things IAMFA. Authors: Ryan S. Lean, PE, LEED AP, CCP Molly H. Dee, LEED GA, WELL AP JB&B The […]

Grow Your Business with Analytics: How to Leverage Data for Wider Margins

By Brice Kosnik, CEO and Co-Founder BuildPulse Moving away from project-based work and toward recurring revenue and long-term client engagement is a top priority for consultants and service-oriented companies. By thinking of your commissioning business as an ongoing partnership between advisor and client, you can stay relevant by providing continuous value while growing recurring revenue […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: June 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Taylor A. Thompson, RMF Engineering, Charlotte, NC CCP Renewals Thomas Anderson, Cx Associates, LLC, Burlington, VT Daniel Bryant, […]

Relationships and Trust Are the Key to Successful Cx Projects

 By John Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP “It is comforting to know you and your team are on board!” A project manager at one of our firm’s long-term university clients—a person we have worked with on many projects—recently sent me an e-mail containing that comment. “Wow,” I thought, “that’s quite a compliment!” As I […]

Part 2 – BCxA’s Essential Attributes

By Kent Barber, PE, CCP, LEED AP – Managing Principal – Keithly Barber Associates. PART 2 OF 2 Last week I wrote about the history and value of the BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Commissioning. The BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Building Commissioning are 2 decades old. Here’s the question—Are they still relevant? Consider this: Compare the Essential […]

BCxA NE Summit – Programs, Technology, Tools and Hockey!

By Mike Eardley, PE, CCP, BCxA Northeast Chapter President The 10th annual Northeast Chapter Commissioning Summit took place in Buffalo, NY this year. The Summit kicked off on March 21st with presentations on Utility Program Updates from two major regional utilities – Ken Kujawa, Regional Manager of National Grid and Casey Mastro, Project Manager at NYPA – […]

The BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Building Cx are 2 decades old. Are they still relevant?

By Kent Barber, PE, CCP, LEED AP – Managing Principal – Keithly Barber Associates. PART 1 OF 2 As a condition of membership, BCxA members agree to perform their work as primary Commissioning Providers (CxPs), in accordance with the BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Commissioning. Therefore, it seems reasonable for BCxA members to ask why the Essential […]

MY BCxA-BUILT TRAINING DEPARTMENT

By Candice B. Rogers, MBA, CCP, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, PALADIN As president of a mid-size firm specializing in building commissioning, I am constantly working to hone our competitive edge. After all, we are pursuing a finite number of potential clients in a state with several reputable firms, so we must maintain a distinct point of difference. […]