The mission of the Building Commissioning Association is to guide the building commissioning industry through advancing best practices and education and promoting the benefits of building commissioning by providing education and training related to the commissioning process for its Canadian members and the building industry. The mandate of the BCxA Eastern Canada Chapter is to promote the benefits of commissioning within Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces.
Since its establishment in 2009, the BCxA Eastern Canada Chapter provides leadership in the local building commissioning industry by collaborating with commissioning practitioners and other stakeholders. We uphold the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process by promoting certification programs and training.
La mission de (BCA Building Commissioning Association) est de promouvoir et apporter du support à l'industrie de la mise en service de bâtiments en faisant progresser les meilleures pratiques et l'éducation et en promouvant les avantages de la mise en service de bâtiments en offrant des formations liées au processus de mise en service à ses membres et à l'industrie du bâtiment. Le chapitre Canada Est de BCxA est a comme objectif de vulgariser les avantages de la mise en service en Ontario, au Québec et dans les provinces de l'Atlantique.
Depuis sa création en 2009, la section BCxA de l'Est du Canada assure le leadership dans l'industrie locale de la mise en service de bâtiments en collaborant avec tous les intervenants et joueurs clés du milieu.
Aussi notre chapitre s’implique dans les comités des normes et pratique de mise en service au niveau fédéral et provincial ainsi promouvoir les programmes de certification.
BCxA Eastern Canada Chapter will be hosting this webinar on Thursday Oct 12, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST). You are welcome to attend and share with your contacts. Subject: Commissioning for Licensing of Containment Level 3 Suites Presented by : David Fanset, CET, CCP CxA, EMP from Merrick Canada ULC.
Thu Oct 12, 2023 - Thu Oct 12, 2023 Eastern Standard TIme
12:00 PM Eastern Standard TIme
MS Teams Meeting link provided below
C.E.T. CCP CxA, EMP, has over 30 years ofexperience in critical airflow solutions for laboratory,hospital, vivarium, and pharmaceutical facilities. He is acontributor to writing the Intelligent BuildingInfrastructure (IBI) section and the Commissioningsection for Laboratories Canada Repeatable LaboratoryDesign Framework (RLDF).
David has performed containment testing for licensingas a laboratory controls supplier with a previousemployer. Since joining Merrick in fall 2018 he hasperformed multiple successful CL3 commissioning forlicensing approval by PHAC according to the CanadianBiosafety Standard (CBS) Guidelines, 2nd Edition.
Commissioning for Licensing, Stage 2 process, has some challengingaspects that need to be met prior to and during the first stage ofcommissioning of Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing (MEP)commissioning process. Special attention to Architecturalcomponents and envelope boundaries is of equal importance duringStage 1 Commissioning.
This presentation will address the Stage 2 Commissioning for Licensingprocess and the fourteen (14) individual testing requirements thatneed to pass as witnessed by the licensing agent. The presentationshall introduce additional aspects that need to be met by theowner/manager of the containment suites. The commissioning agentcan provide guidance to the owner in some of those cases.
Finally, the presentation will offer some painful lessons learned to thegroup which should assist to improve the process to attain futureprojects requiring licensing.
The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) Eastern Canadian Chapter (ECC) proudly presents a webinar on Owner's Perspective on Commissioning of Critical Facilities.
Tue Feb 07, 2023 - Tue Feb 07, 2023 EST
12:00 PM EST
MS Teams Meeting / Invite emailed out to all chapter members.
Link to the recorded event
Clyde Stanley, RPA, SMT, ATS, AOS
Senior Manager, Critical Environments Rogers Communications
Clyde is a widely respected real estate property specialist and Senior Manager of Critical Environments at Rogers Communications. Clyde is strategically focused on Critical Infrastructure - Uptime, Building Environmental Systems, Smart Buildings, Capital Planning, Building Commissioning, Project Management, Business Risk & Resiliency, and mission-critical systems.
We will explore the owner’s perspective of mission-critical equipment between traditional "start-up and testing" and formal commissioning. This will include potential conflicts of commissioning, cost considerations, and issues associated with the design, construction, and testing of mission-critical facilities. verify the performance of certain elements of the envelope.
Thu Oct 06, 2022 - Thu Oct 06, 2022 EST
08:30 AM EST
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
https://ncbfo.ca/ NCBFO coming to Ottawa in October 2022
National Conference on Building and Facility Operations (NCBFO), brings together a group of global, national, and local practitioners, policymakers, and researchers whose focus is a reduction in energy consumption, operating cost, and environmental impact of buildings and industrial facilities.
NCBFO is an annual Canadian conference that has been hosted in alternating years by the Western and Eastern Canadian Chapters since 2014.
It is a conference with diversified presentations related to all aspects of building performance.
Give your organization significant exposure among industry leaders by joining NCBFO Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with global and local leaders in the building and facility operations industry.
Presentation Slide Decks
The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) Eastern Canadian Chapter (ECC) proudly presents a webinar on Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx). Many professionals are familiar with the commissioning process as it applies to MEP systems, but what does it mean to commission a building’s envelope? How is this process similar to more common MEP commissioning practices and where does it differ? Please join us for a session to examine the basics of the BECx process and learn how it can be utilized to ensure owners get the building enclosure they are paying for.
Tue Mar 22, 2022 - Tue Mar 22, 2022 EST
12:00 PM EST
MS Teams Meeting / Invite emailed out to all chapter members. Event was recorded and link is provided below.
Link to the recorded event
Caleb Teeple, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Manager at Pretium Engineering Inc.
Caleb has over 14 years’ experience in building science engineering. Caleb is heavily involved with Pretium Engineering Inc.’s BECx service group and oversees multiple BECx projects at a given time. Caleb joined the Building Commissioning Association’s Eastern Canada Chapter in 2018 and was elected as a Director in 2021.
This introductory session is intended to provide a general overview of the BECx process at all stages of a new construction project. Learn about the benefits to owners when BECx is started during the Pre-design project phase and about how commissioning the envelope can ensure that HVAC system operate as intended. The session will include a high level overview of some test procedures that can be used to verify performance of certain elements of the envelope.