Fall 2016 Cx Training Classes

Four new classes will be offered this fall at convenient U.S. locations.

NCCx and EBCx classes are grouped together so it’s easy to take both new and existing building Cx classes in the same week. Discounts apply for taking both classes.

BCxA is excited to announce the addition of a New Class to our Fall Classroom Series and a new video conferencing option.  We understand that the increased time and cost of traveling can limit commissioning professionals from getting the training and continuing education they require.  We are offering a video conferencing option for our new BECx, New Construction and Existing Building Commissioning training classes that are being held in Seattle.

Video conferencing will allow you to attend these classes in real time through audio and video without leaving your office.  You will be able to meet and collaborate on digital documents, in class discussions and the training presentation.  We hope you take advantage of this new learning opportunity.

Read below for class schedules, regional locations and registration information.


New Construction Commissioning

This class is qualified for 16 AIA/CES learning units

Learn the commissioning process for New Construction projects through this phase by phase training. Attendees will understand the goals and benefits of commissioning, and the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the process. A comprehensive workbook including all the materials presented in the class, along with valuable resources such as lists of building codes, standards, guidelines and the current BCxA Best Practices, will be yours to keep. Team exercises will emphasize your role in helping to deliver quality projects:

  • Learn how to do a design review by looking at a set of drawings and specs using a provided checklist;
  • Develop function test procedures from a set of drawings, specs and sequence of operation.
  • Describe of all the deliverables in the process for the owner including:
    • Owners Project Requirements (OPR)
    • Basis of Design (BOD)
    • The Commissioning Plan
    • The Issues Log
    • Systems Manual

This training is ideal for:

  • Anyone seeking to enter the commissioning field who has experience in the building industry
  • Facility owners, facility maintenance organizations, property managers, architects and other industry stakeholders interested in understanding the NCCx process

Training Schedule & Locations:

June 5-6, 2017
BCxA Headquarter
1600 NW Compton Dr., Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006

June 12-13, 2017
MBP
3040 Williams Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031


Cost

BCxA Members $600 per class
Non-Members $700 per class
10% discount for registering for both NCCx and EBCx classes.

Register here for both classes – June 5-8
Register here for both classes – June 12-15


Existing Building Commissioning

This class is qualified for 16 AIA/CES learning units

The BCxA’s 2 Day Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) training program focuses on the What, Why and How to of EBCx. Commissioning of existing buildings (sometimes referred to as Retro-Commissioning or RCx) is an effective way to gain optimal performance of the buildings systems, and improve occupant comfort. In today’s economy and culture, more and more owners are looking for ways to decrease utility and maintenance costs. Instructors will guide attendees through the each phase of the existing building commissioning process, based on BCxA Best Practices and other industry resources. You will receive a workbook that includes a glossary of terms, BCxA Existing Building Commissioning Best Practices, and templates for use in the field.

This training is ideal for:

  • Anyone seeking to enter the commissioning field who has experience in the building industry
  • Facility owners, facility maintenance organizations, property managers, architects and other industry stakeholders interested in understanding the EBCx process
  • Commissioning providers familiar with New Construction Commissioning who are interested in learning how to conduct quality EBCx.

Training Schedule & Locations:

June 7-8, 2017
BCxA Headquarters
1600 NW Compton Dr., Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006

June 14-15, 2017
MBP
3040 Williams Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031


Cost

BCxA Members $600 per class
Non-Members $700 per class
10% discount for registering for both NCCx and EBCx classes.

Register here for both classes – June 5-8
Register here for both classes – June 12-15


Building Enclosure Commissioning In Practice

This two day Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) training session will provide attendees interested in understanding BECx an exposure to the process, practical experience, and hands-on training. The class will also explore the requirements of LEED V4 Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning as it relates to BECx. The class will be taught by two of the industry’s founding leaders, practicing in the field of BECx.

The class addresses the fundamental aspects of commissioning which is focused on verifying the delivery of a successful building enclosure, in accordance with the owner’s project requirements. The training will provide owners, commissioning providers, designers and contractors the opportunity to understand what should be expected and delivered from the commissioning process, and how it impacts the design and construction of building enclosures.

Day 1 will explore the pre-design and design phases of the process, highlighting an overview of the process, delivery of the pre-design and design phase tasks, and discussion of the basics of building enclosure design. Examples and exercises related to implementation of the BECx process shall be delivered.

Day 2 will explore the application of the BECx process during the construction and occupancy phases. It will highlight the tasks associated with the BECx construction phase, and with achieving a successful building enclosure. The session will focus on the sensible application of BECx through mock-ups, site observations, testing and the relationship with the contractor’s building enclosure coordination and performance program. Case studies and exercises will be provided to illustrate the application of the construction phase BECx tasks, and the extension into the occupancy phase.

In addition to designers, contractors and commissioning professionals, Owners can benefit from attendance at the BECx training to gain an understanding of:

• Building enclosure risk management,
• The role that BECx can play as it relates to achieving the Owner’s Project Requirements,
• The risk of not utilizing BECx versus the cost of its implementation
• Lessons learned from projects about BECx from perspectives of both the design team and the construction team.


Training Schedule & Locations:

TBD

Cost

BCxA Members $600
Non-Members $700


Refund/ Cancellation Policy
Registration refunds will be provided minus a $75.00 cancellation fee for refund requests received in writing via email to info@bcxa.org two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be given after this date. Travel and accommodation cancellations remain the sole responsibility of the individual.