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West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act 2020

If you work on building projects in WV, be aware of revised language requiring licensure, introduced in the January 9, 2020 legislature under House Bill 4012: It is unlawful for any person [“Person” includes an individual, firm, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity engaged in the undertaking of construction projects or any combination […]

NYC Design-Build Legislation

One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s last actions in 2019 was to sign into law the “New York City Public Works Investment Act” (A7636-B) authorizing the use of design-build contracts, as opposed to the multi-phase design-bid-build (DBB) contract method, for many public facilities. Section 4(a) of the Act includes specifications for using a Qualifications-Based […]

Modular and Automated Construction – It’s Not Just About BAS Software Anymore

Ever the market leader, did you know that last year Amazon started selling prefabricated hospital rooms that include a bathroom and a bed. They’re out of stock right now, but if you’re a premium member they come with free shipping. According to global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, “enhanced building technology” is currently in an […]

New Year, New Decade – New Leaders

Greet Your new BCxA leaders, and extend hearty congratulations to the 2020 Building Commissioning Association’s officers of the International Board of Directors (IBOD). BCxA President, Dan Forino, PE, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Regional Director – Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP President-Elect, Ryan S. Lean, PE, LEED AP, CCP, WELL AP, Associate Partner – Jaros, […]

BCxA Election Results – Newly-Elected Board Members

Congratulations to the 2020 BCxA’s newly elected (or re-elected) members of the International Board and the Chapter Boards of Directors. We are pleased to announce your new representatives: International Board of Directors BCxA members voted for two new International Board members. IBOD positions are for a three-year term beginning in January 2020. Russell Feery Engineering […]

CRE Activities Forecast 2020 Themes

The nonprofit Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) says that building portfolio owners and asset managers are taking action on climate change, and in 2019 the activities in the commercial real estate market expanded considerably. For example, according to statistics cited in an article by Chris Brown: Investor action on climate change was higher in 2019 […]

High Performance Buildings – Forecast for 2020 Building Technologies

A little “light” reading from High Performance Buildings magazine sheds light on daylighting, human-centric lighting, full spectrum lighting, tunable white lighting, and fenestration measures. Industry leaders also discuss BAS security, BIM efficiency, and ASHRAE’s Standard 135, BACnet SC (Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks Secure Connect) for securing the back-end of the […]

Future Ready: Operating in the Energy Cloud

The “Energy Cloud,” like other IOT networks, are being designed to increase efficiencies in energy systems across commercial building types and users. Even beyond energy, key trends pushing this movement forward include increased regulations to reduce carbon emissions; transition to decentralized grids; more customer decisions and choices for equipment and systems types; cost/savings; and increasing […]

Meet Your BCxA University Core Training Team – Expert instructors, Essential Curriculum

Last year, BCxA University conducted on-site classes in cities across the U.S. and Canada, achieving record attendance. As we work to finalize the 2020 schedule, we thought you’d like to meet our core instructors – highly experienced CxPs themselves, with a passion for their profession and for educating others. This team provides hands-on instruction in […]