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Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems

Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems Contributed by Bill McMullen, Business Unit Manager – Energy Solutions, Dewberry The term “commissioning” originated from a quality assurance process performed by military shipbuilders before ships were commissioned as active-duty vessels. Due to the high cost of failure, these sea trials were formulated as systematic tests and regulated checklists […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: May 2016

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 Erik Dyrr, Guttman & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers, Chico, CA Glenn Hatch, Brady Services, Greensboro, NC David Lawry, Group […]

CCP/ CCF Congratulations: April 2016

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 David Michael Balzer, MBP Carolina Inc., Raleigh, NC Thomas Boyer, MBP Carolina Inc., […]

Spotlight: Dan Forino

Not every New York kid gets to design a fire hydrant, but that’s what Dan Forino did for his first college engineering internship. His next internship included getting out into the field with a forensic team, where he realized that fieldwork and troubleshooting were much more interesting for a guy who doesn’t like to sit […]

CCP/ CCF Congratulations: March 2016

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 Timothy Cordell, Integrated Commissioning Solutions, San Diego, CA Stephen C. Halsted, Whitman Requardt […]

Now Available: BCxA 2016 New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices

The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is proud to announce the publication of the revised 2016 New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices. In the five years since the first edition was published in 2011, new construction commissioning has matured as an industry practice resulting in changes that have further defined the commissioning process. The 2016 edition […]

Serve Yourself: A Tempting Menu of Opportunities

Have you ever thought about designing your association? The BCxA is made up of voluntary benefactors who – one by one and as a whole – work to make the built environment better. Now is your chance to join with colleagues to help create the future of the association and your profession, spread the word […]

President Bruce Pitts: On Value

Dear BCxA Members and Commissioning Stakeholders, I’ve been involved in building commissioning since long before it had a name of its own. I like to say I didn’t choose commissioning as a career path – it chose me because, like you, I cared deeply about the quality of my projects, solving problems, and working with […]

BCxA Welcomes New Officers, New Year!

Thanks to you, voting members, we’re off to a great start across North America and beyond! The BCxA extends a heartfelt thank you to director Jeff Conner who led the development of the international chapter beyond North America and retired from the International Board at the end of 2015. We’re Proud to Congratulate Our Impressive […]