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Cx Certification Testing – Remote Solution Now Available for CCP and ACP

The Building Commissioning Certification Board (www.bccbonline.org) is excited to announce that you can now schedule and sit for your exam from the safety and convenience of your home. Working with our exam administration partner, Prometric, the BCCB has implemented a remote proctoring solution that is available for all candidates to schedule immediately. To prepare for […]

Construction Workplace of the Future – Computation and Commissioning

Construction technology is an emerging subsector that requires workers with a “top-to-bottom understanding of the principles of good construction, project management and computer coding” — also known as computational engineers. A construction firm’s ability to review and capture relevant design data (from 3D BIM models, for example) and apply it to decision-making for construction procurement, […]

Final(ly)! LBNL/BCxA Cx Costs and Savings – 2004/2008/2018, 1500 North American Buildings

We are pleased to announce that on August 27th Elsevier (Science Direct) published the peer-reviewed final paper, Building Commissioning Costs and Savings Across Three Decades and 1500 North American Buildings. This paper is the result of a two-year collaborative effort between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) to acquire, analyze […]

Nonresidential Lending Ramps Up – Construction Market: Better Than You Thought?

The construction market – and thus the commissioning profession – is reputedly slower since the onset of COVID-19. But in the second quarter, U.S. banks had $380.61 billion in total construction loans on their books, according to regulatory filings, up 2.9% from the first quarter. Banks’ construction loans as a percentage of total loans and […]

Congratulations, BCCB Certificants! New and Renewing – June & July

The Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) is pleased and proud to congratulate the following Associate and Certified Commissioning Professionals, and Certified Commissioning Firms: New Associate Commissioning Professionals (ACP) David Matuschak, Page, Houston, TX Nate Taylor, Stephen Turner Inc., Providence, RI Ruben Guillen II, McKinstry, Irving, TX   New Certified Commissioning Professionals (CCP) Alexander Metschke, Specialized […]

New USC Master’s Program – Advanced Design and Construction Technology (ADCT)

To prepare engineers and other professionals for the technology- and data-driven future of construction, the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering has launched a new master’s program in Advanced Design and Construction Technology (ADCT), one of a handful of schools offering graduate studies in the field, such as Arizona State University’s online master’s […]

Building Enclosure – That’s a Wrap!

A recent article in BD+C Magazine, “Building Wrap and the Code; What you Need to Know,” cites International Building Code and ASTM codes, and describes the International Code Council-Evaluation Service’s evaluation criteria for building “wrap” (also known as WRBs, a popular method of protecting building enclosures against moisture intrusion). The article also lists key performance […]

EMIS Field Evaluation Protocol – Now Available for Use

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is coming to a close after four years. During this Campaign, supported by the BCxA as an Organizing Partner, LBNL has developed a more consistent, standardized approach, “Field Evaluation Protocol v2.0,” for Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS). EMIS are combined hardware and software products that […]

“Deep Green” Gets New Green Light – Healthy Buildings for People and Planet

On July 16, Canada Green Building Council launched a new initiative designed to rally support for a green recovery that includes green building. Industry leaders have lent their support to encourage government decision-makers to direct stimulus spending toward green building initiatives. According to CaGBC, research shows that stimulus spending on green building and progressive policies […]

LEED 4.1 “Safety First” – O&M Pilot Credits for Re-Entry

Four new Safety-First Pilot Credits have been created in response to the pandemic. The credits outline how LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses and communities prepare for post-pandemic life. The USGBC will refine the Safety Credit recommendations as needed and is welcoming feedback. Re-Enter Workspace. Space preparation; workforce preparation; access control; social distancing; green […]