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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 […]

Editorial: The Building Science of Tomorrow

Architects’ thirst for new and innovative building aesthetics will always feed the need for new products. However, new materials come and go, and rarely are game-changing. More often than not, new materials boost wide ranging applications, come with a price tag that few projects can afford, and are limited to the elite projects. Recent articles […]

EDITORIAL: The Future of Cx – Wearable Technology?

Commissioning has been around for many years – are you still using the same checklists and forms you used 15 years ago? Technology has changed the MEP-FP systems. Buildings themselves have changed with more technology. Designing has changed into computerized design drawings. Construction has changed with digital drawings, use of new materials, pre-fab, and processes […]

Value of OCx – 2018 Initial Market Perspective

The BCxA/LBNL 2018 Value of Commissioning study examined market and individual building data for new construction, existing building, and ongoing commissioning (OCx). The market survey included 120 responses (83% CxPs, 17% Owners, managers, design engineers and construction contractors) from all regions throughout North America. Long-term building performance measurement, increasingly known as Ongoing Commissioning, or OCx, […]

BCxA Scholarship Foundation Award

BCxA Scholarship Foundation is now accepting Applications!  Apply for scholarships to be awarded in early 2019. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 18, 2019. In 2018, the BCxA Scholarship Foundation was pleased to award $1,000 to Joyce Kelly, a scholarship candidate from Arizona who is her company’s Architectural Eco-Systems Specialist. Joyce’s experience in […]

Be Part of NEEA’s Paid NW Commissioning Market Survey

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which provided funding to help start up the BCxA more than 20 years ago, has conducted a commissioning market study of the NW region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) annually for six years. The Cx survey enables NEEA to track and report on total commissioning square footage for the […]