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Does Force Majeure Cover Pandemics? Two Legal Opinions

To be classified as force majeure, an event must be beyond the control of the contracting parties, it cannot be anticipated, foreseeable, or expected, and the event must be unavoidable. A Canadian and a U.S. law firm share their opinions about contract language and legal coverage. Members of law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, […]

BCxA Leadership Conference: Annual Association Business Meeting

Once a year, BCxA’s board of directors, chapter leaders, committee chairs and staff gather for two days to assess the prior year’s accomplishments and develop achievable goals for the year to come. This year’s meeting in February took place in Phoenix, AZ at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa that will be the Annual Conference venue […]

ASHRAE Winter Meeting: Standards & Guidelines

Bruce Pitts, BCxA Member Emeritus, is the BCxA’s official representative to ASHRAE. He summarizes the efforts of SSPC 300 (ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 300: Commissioning oversight committee, plus subcommittees) at the Winter Meeting in Orlando last month, where the committees continued their work on updating the Standards and Guidelines. For example, ASHRAE Standards such […]