The 24th Annual NCBC – A Reunion of Friends

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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 was a celebration of life and a touching goodbye to a dear friend, with the introduction of the Michael Chelednik Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. The beautiful day and record donations collected for the scholarship fund were a fitting tribute to Michael, who has done so much for us and for the commissioning profession.

With a focus on whole building commissioning (WBCx), the conference covered the spectrum of our industry with business oriented sessions, owner panel discussions, technical how-to seminars, and interactive classes. As great as our sessions were, the true measure of NCBC’s success is always the animated buzz in the hallways between sessions and during conference breaks, as well as lively participation in the annual dinner. The connections we make and renew with each other each year are the most memorable part of our conference and certainly what we all cherish when we come away from NCBC each year.

WBCx took the center stage in day two of our conference, galvanized by Building Commissioning Association president, Bruce Pitts, and a historic gathering of ex-presidents: Ed Faircloth, Bill McMullen, Michael English, and Carl Lundstrom. This lineup provided color, passion, and unique perspectives on the term and the practice of WBCx. Following the panel discussion, attendees engaged in heated discussions about the parameters of WBCx, debate on whether our association should define the term, and what it means to provide WBCx as a service to building owners. Read more on the results of that discussion in upcoming BCxA blog posts and articles.

Thank you to all who made our conference the great experience that it was – BCxA staff who put their hearts and souls into organizing an inspiring educational event, sponsors and exhibitors who make the conference possible, the speakers who share new ideas and perspectives, and especially to attendees whose friendship and connections will continue to grow until we meet again next year.

We look forward to seeing everyone when we come together in Salt Lake City, Utah – at a new time in the fall, October 16-18, 2017. This is already shaping up to be an event to remember with the 25th Annual NCBC conference celebration.

Until Next Year,

Jesse Sycuro & Lyn Gomes
NCBC Conference Chairs

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