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Here's a big warm and friendly welcome from the Texas Chapter of the BCxA... but you can just call us the TCBCA. We were once a part of the vast Southwest Region that covered all of the southwest states from Texas to California. But back around 2010 representatives from each of the states met over several months to hatch a plan to better serve the membership of the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA).
As a result, 17 brave Texans signed a petition to create a chapter of the BCxA in the Great State of Texas with the help of their first Chapter President, Kyle Lambert (left), leading the charge to become a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization. And so, on January 25th, 2011 the TCBCA received its Permanent Charter from the BCxA, and successfully seceded from the Southwest Region!
The TCBCA is made up of dedicated members across the state of Texas, and is composed of commissioning providers, building owners, and contractors who promote the whole building commissioning approach according to BCxA Essential Attributes. The focus of the chapter is to connect our members that are passionate about providing high quality buiding commissioning and to help usher in commissioning as "business as usual" for the built environment.
Technical Presentation - TAB Report Review for Dummies, by Thomas Cocker and Kris Pylate
Thu Jun 29, 2023
10:00 AM Central Time
Page Houston Office, 1100 Louisiana, Suite One
Seats are limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend in person.
Lunch will be provided by our host Page from Pappasito's Cantina.
The link below will provide you access to the virtual event if you are unable to attend in person.
Two Continuing Education Credits (CEU) available!
It is important for mechanical engineers and commissioning providers to have a thorough understanding of the test and balance report for a building's HVAC system. This course can help provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to review a test and balance report for various HVAC systems. The course will cover the importance of test and balance in ensuring the proper functioning of HVAC systems, as well as the key components of a test and balance report, such as air and water flow rates, temperatures, and pressures. Participants will also learn how to identify common issues and discrepancies in test and balance reports and how to work with contractors and commissioning providers to address these issues.
Presentation by Thomas Cocker and Kris Pylate
1. Understand the importance of test and balance in ensuring the proper functioning of HVAC systems and how it relates to the overall commissioning process.
2. Learn how to interpret the key components of a test and balance report, including air and water flow rates, temperatures, and pressures.
3. Develop the ability to identify common issues and discrepancies in test and balance reports, such as underperforming systems or incorrect readings.
4. Acquire the skills to work collaboratively with contractors and commissioning providers to address issues identified in the test and balance report and ensure that the HVAC systems are functioning optimally.
By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively review a test and balance report for a commercial office building and contribute to the overall success of the commissioning process.
Thomas Cocker, PE, NEBB CP, CCP
Kris Pylate, NEBB CT, ACP
Texas Chapter Updates plus a presentation by Jonathan Vaughan and Cole Qualheim on "Hosting an Effective Cx Kick-off Meeting"
Thu Sep 21, 2023
12:00 PM Central Time
Optimizing Project Delivery and Team Engagement through Effective Team Building
In this presentation, Jonathan Vaughan with Page Cx and Cole Qualheim with Holder will explore the essential elements of a successful Commissioning Kick-Off Meeting that maximizes attendee engagement and the effective absorption of crucial information. We will delve into best practices, commissioning guidelines, and standards, examining how they relate to enhancing project delivery and promoting active participation from the project team.
Presentation by Jonathan Vaughan (Page Cx) and
Cole Qualheim (Holder Construction)
1. Revealing how to hold a Cx kick-of meeting that yields optimal engagement from attendees;
2. Reviewing Best Practices and Commissioning Guidelines and Standards and how it relates to effective project delivery and project team engagement;.
3. Understanding who holds responsibility for quality control and testing verifications;
4. Connecting the design, construction, and planning group with the facilities operations group.
By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge necessary to elevate your commissioning kick-off meetings, strengthen team engagement, and ensure successful project outcomes from the very beginning. Together, we will unleash the power of building commissioning to optimize project delivery and exceed project team expectations
Jonathan Vaughan, CCP, CEM, LEED AP
Cole Qualheim, Director MEP / Building Technology
Tue Oct 03, 2023 - Fri Oct 06, 2023
Please join the Texas Chapter Board of Directors for this year's Annual Membership Meeting! In this meeting, we will review all of the chapter's accomplishments in 2023 with a look ahead to 2024 by President-elect Cole Qualheim. And as an extra bonus, Jerry Kettler will provide an update on what's new in the code. Registration details coming soon.
Thu Dec 14, 2023
12:00 PM Central Time