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BCxA Panel at AEI April Conference

BCxA is proud to be a Cooperating Organization of the AEI 2019 Conference, April 3-6 in Tysons, Virginia. The theme of the conference is Integrated Building Solutions – The National Agenda. In partnership with The Pennsylvania State University, the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is holding its 8th Biennial Professional Conference. BCxA’s Executive Director, Liz Fischer, […]

AHR Award Goes to BCxA Corporate Member

Semantic Modeling & Tagging BCxA Corporate Member DLR Group was honored by Project Haystack at the Control Trends Awards Ceremony during the AHR Expo in Atlanta. The award was based on DLR’s adoption of semantic modeling and tagging methodology for smart building design strategies, monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx), and smart energy management. Project Haystack is a […]

North Carolina Building Code: New Cx Provisions

The North Carolina Building Code Council has completed a code cycle and has elected to update the current code effective January 1st, 2019. The base documents for the 2018 North Carolina (NC) Codes are the 2015 suite of ICC codes, including the 2015 IECC with amendments. The commercial building section (section C408) of the International […]

Letter from the President

Re:  Use Your Passion, Accelerate Your Career! Dear BCxA Members and Associates, In the past 12 years, the BCxA has provided an extraordinary opportunity to expand my career, my professional network, and my viewpoint of the building industry. I’ve learned that we are an organization of passionate professionals with a shared mission to “drive the […]

ACP / CCP / CCF Congratulations: January 2019

BCCB would like to congratulate to the following individuals and organizations for achieving Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP), Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Great work! ACP / CCP / CCF Congratulations New ACPs Nicholas M. […]

Canada’s New IPD Contract

The new Canadian Construction Documents Committee contract, “CCDC 30 – Integrated Project Delivery Contract” addresses issues specific to integrated project delivery (IPD) deliverables, liability allocation, and [READ MORE] the usual contract terminology. The purpose of IPD is to increase efficiency, reduce waste and reduce project team disputes. The concept is that the design/construction team, including commissioning […]

ISO: New “Standard” Approach to Life-Cycle BIM

In December 2018, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Committee ISO/TC59 Buildings and Civil Engineering Works, published a two-part document on building information modeling (BIM). Part 1, ISO 19650-1:2018, Concepts and Principles, accompanies Part 2, ISO 19650-2:2018, a process guide. These documents present a standardized process for BIM during the full building life cycle, from […]

Newly Elected BCxA International Board Officers

Greet Your New Leaders! Let’s extend hearty congratulations to the 2019 Building Commissioning Association’s newly elected officers of the International Board of Directors (IBOD). Tom Poeling, President. Director of Energy Solutions – U.S. Engineering Company Dan Forino, PE, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, President-Elect. Regional Director – Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP Candice Rogers, CCP, CxA, LEED AP, […]

Letter from President Poeling

BCxA Members and Partners: Happy 2019!  I am honored and excited to serve you as the Building Commissioning Association’s President this year. Just so you know a little about my background, I spent 20 years as an energy efficiency consultant and a commissioning provider.  About 5 years ago, I took a position with a large […]