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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. […]

How Does The National Agenda On Resiliency Affect Your Commissioning Business?

By Liz Fischer, Executive Director With a new focus on federal regulations, resilience, cyber security and how the federal budget is spent, I wonder what the impact will be on the profession and practice of building commissioning. Does it – can it – affect your profession? Yes it can, it does, and it will. The […]

What’s Different about Data Center Cx?

By: John Whitfield, VP Quality/Training, and Terry L. Rodgers, CPE, CPMP VP, Sustainable Operations Services, Primary Integration Solutions, Inc. Data centers have a high requirement for reliability and availability due to the necessity of continuous operations with designs and installations that are fault tolerant and allow for concurrent maintainability. This equates to a much higher […]

Meet Your 2017 Representatives!

The Building Commissioning Association is pleased to announce the recent election of four new Directors-at-Large joining the International Board of Directors. Election results for each of the Chapter Boards are also listed below. Please join us in extending hearty congratulations to these board members. Feel free to share welcome greetings – plus ideas for improving […]