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BCxA President Pitts Report from the ASHRAE Summer Meeting and Association Updates

By Bruce Pitts, CPMP CSBA LEED AP, Principal – Wood Harbinger Standard 202 As BCxA president, I am now the BCxA representative to the ASHRAE Standard 202 committee—SSPC 300, previously known as SSPC 202. This is the continuous maintenance committee for Standard 202. Within its subcommittee structure, there is oversight on all ASHRAE standards and […]

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 […]

BCxA State of the Assocation – Letter from the President

BCxA Members, Staff and Leadership have had a busy 2016. I’d like to take a moment of your time to summarize the progress we’ve made this year toward improving the commissioning profession as a whole for BCxA members, and share with you the initiatives for next year’s focus. 2016 in Perspective Standardization, Accreditation, and Certifications. […]

Commissioning Industry Leaders Honored at 24th National Conference on Building Commissioning

Target Corporation & Craig Hawkins, CCP, CxA, McKinstry, Receives Industry’s Highest Honor   (left to right) Bruce Pitts, BCxA President; Liz Fischer, BCxA Executive Director; Trent Nelson, Target Corporation; Shane Schroeder, Target Corporation; Dan Forino, Horizon Engineering Associates LLP   (left to right) Bruce Pitts, BCxA President; Craig Hawkins, McKinstry; Liz Fischer, BCxA Executive Director Commissioning […]

Whole Building Commissioning (WBCx) – NCBC 2016 Open Forum

Is Whole Building Commissioning a perplexing term? The Building Commissioning Association President, Bruce Pitts, opened this can of worms at the National Conference on Building Commissioning’s open forum session in an effort to define the phrase for general industry acceptance. The session got underway with the one online source that specifically defines the term. The […]

The 24th Annual NCBC – A Reunion of Friends

NCBC has always been about more than sitting down for a handful of seminars and conference sessions – it’s a reunion of friends, a chance to make new ones, and the opportunity to shape an industry. This year’s 24th Annual National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) was no exception. The kickoff to this year’s conference […]

Fire! Ice! NCBC Approaching Fast!

How does commissioning contribute to resource efficiency? Learn all about it at NCBC 2016: Energy Water Technology Whole building commissioning The theme this year, “Fire and Ice”, illuminates resource and efficiency challenges faced by the building community today through the experiences of building owners, designers and commissioning providers. The conference is scheduled in California, one […]

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 […]

BCxA Rewards Excellence

Know someone worthy of recognition for achievement in building commissioning? Let us know! Each year at this time, we accept nominations for individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of commissioning. The BCxA bestows two different awards: the Benner Award and the President’s Award. Benner Award. In memory of commissioning industry champion Nancy […]

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 […]