BCxA Scholarship Foundation Award Announcement
The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to four individuals who applied to the foundation’s annual scholarship program. The Foundation received many highly qualified applicants this year. Their commitment to building performance is inspiring and will help ensure the future of quality building design, construction and operation. If you know someone who could use this Scholarship please encourage them to apply next year. Check out the website for more details on the application process and the Michael R. Chelednik Annual Golf Tournament.
David Daniel Lamancusa was awarded a $1,500 scholarship. Upon graduating from Grand Valley State University in Michigan with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2018, David plans to pursue building engineering in the field. He enjoys “establishing relationships with clients and the various contractors of the Cx team. I also enjoy ensuring and finding new ways to optimize systems and provide energy savings.”
Brian Francis Messerschmidt, a $1,500 scholarship recipient, will complete his degree in mechanical engineering at Central Connecticut State University in 2017. During a commissioning internship with Sustainable Engineering Solutions, LLC, Brian says he was initially surprised at “how so many buildings are constructed and fail to work as designed…I now see buildings as more than just a steel structure and have a new found love for energy.”
Isaura Paulina Melgoza Hernández is a chemical engineer who began her career as a LEED consultant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Seeing the need for better quality assurance, Paulina started a new commissioning practice within her company. She has been commissioning buildings and learning through courses offered by ASHRAE and others. Now that she has opened her own commissioning business, Paulina plans to apply her $1,000 scholarship to the further study of commissioning.
Travis Daniel Goldade received a $1,000 scholarship to use for electric systems, HVAC and BCxA training courses while completing his MBA at the University of Nevada Reno. Travis completed his M.S. (mechanical engineering) graduate thesis on Site-Built Solar Air Collectors focused on construction and integration of solar collectors as part of the building structure and their economic performance. He has been a member of Engineers without Borders.
Congratulations to all the 2016 winners!