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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 Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx), New Construction Commissioning (NCCx), and Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) training.

 

Craig Hawkins, CCP, Commissioning Project Director, McKinstry

Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) and New Construction Commissioning (NCCx) training

Craig is one of the BCxA’s most popular instructors and presenters. His passion for commissioning is infectious among his clients and colleagues – when he is engaged on a project people quickly learn that he is one of their strongest advocates who understands and teaches what commissioning can do for them. He earned the Benner Award for working tirelessly in the building industry to promote commissioning as “business as usual.” Craig has represented the commissioning profession at code hearings on the city, state, and national level. Craig is one of seven founding members of the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA). He has served on the International Board, the Northwest Chapter Board, Professional Development Committee, Conference Planning Committee and, most recently, leads the Education and Training Development Committee. As one of his references put it, “Craig is not merely an advocate for commissioning, he is rabid in his advocacy for commissioning.”

 

Tracey Jumper, CCP, LEED AP, Director of Commissioning – EMCOR Services Mesa Energy

Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) training

Tracey currently serves on the BCxA International Board of Directors and on the Education and Training Committee. She is the 2016 President’s Award recipient, receiving the honor for years of dedication, outstanding service, and exceptional leadership in the Association. She has served on the boards of the Central and National Capitol Chapters and on the BCxA Annual Conference planning committee. Tracey enjoys bringing successful, energizing, educational activities to BCxA members and across multiple organizations — her favorite presentation and outreach topic is “The Value of Commissioning.” She worked across the country on high-profile design projects before focusing her work on commissioning and energy services for the last ten years. She built successful commissioning teams within larger organizations, then established her own company, Jump-Start Building Commissioning LLC, and is now the Director of Commissioning for EMCOR Services Mesa Energy. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

 

Bruce A. Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C

Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) and New Construction Commissioning (NCCx) training

Bruce Pitts has over 35 years of experience in design, project management, commissioning and technical training. His experience encompasses new construction and existing building commissioning in public and private sectors. Bruce has served on the School Facilities Technical Advisory Committee for the State of Washington representing the BCxA, and he also represents the BCxA to ASHRAE. As a member of SSPC 300, he worked on the Standard 202 update and various commissioning guidelines, and is involved in developing the new ASHRAE Standard 230 for Existing Building Commissioning. Bruce has served the BCxA in many elected roles, most recently as President of the Association. He is the Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and a member of the task forces responsible for the BCxA New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices and the forthcoming Ongoing Commissioning Best Practices.

 

John Runkle, PE, Vice President, Intertek – Architectural Testing, Inc.

Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) training

John brings over 15 years of experience as a building enclosure consultant and enclosure commissioning provider, and has been integral to development of the practice area of building enclosure commissioning domestically and internationally. He manages offices throughout North America and staff in the Middle East and China, and has assisted in developing new building enclosure testing standards and techniques. John serves as the BCxA’s liaison to ASTM. He served as Vice President of the National Capitol Chapter for many years before being elected to the BCxA International Board. He actively participates in the BCxA as a presenter for different chapters and the BCxA Annual Conference. He has been active in the formation of a new international BCxA chapter in the United Arab Emirates. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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