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BCxA 20th Anniversary: Did you know?

The Start of Something Special: Regional Chapters In 2002 the BCxA started its Chapter Development Committee. The mission of the committee was to guide and assist in the formation of new chapters and support and interface with existing chapters in their growth and development for the betterment of BCxA. They were tasked to: Develop New […]

Certified Commissioning Firm – What it Means to McKinstry Co.

McKinstry’s New Certified Commissioning Firm Certification What kind of organizations elect to become Certified Commissioning Firms (CCF)? Here’s a look at one CCF from the inside out. McKinstry Co. has been a sponsor and supporter of the BCxA since the Association’s very beginnings. Craig Hawkins, Commissioning Project Director, is a BCxA Founder and a Certified […]

From The Field: Data Tagging

Data Tagging – It’s Really Very Simple Sarah Boll, High Performance Building Program Director for Utah’s Division of Facilities Construction and Management, and speaker at the 2017 NCBC Conference in Salt Lake City, was recently asked about Utah’s data tagging and analytics strategy. Question: “Is there someone in the initial design charette for new projects […]

We’re Advocating for You: Oregon Reach Codes

New Oregon “Reach” Codes  On August 1, the Oregon Building Codes Division met to finalize adoption of new Oregon Reach Codes.  The adoption of the 2018 IECC standards, plus Oregon amendments that exceed 2018 IECC for commercial structures. The Oregon Reach Codes are voluntary and are intended to achieve greater levels of energy efficiency. They […]

BCXA 20TH ANNIVERSARY: DID YOU KNOW?

The Original Commissioning Certification:  CCP 2002! In 2002, the BCxA foresaw the need to initiate best in class commissioning certification. We established a Certification Committee to oversee the process of creating a Cx certification that would demonstrate a candidate’s proficiency as a result of measurable education, experience, and a rigorous written examination. The Northwest Energy […]

Spotlight on Chuck Benningfield – “Share a Box of Donuts”

Our Spotlight on Members recognizes Chuck Benningfield this month.  Chuck is COO/President of McIntosh Corporation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. McIntosh is a prominent mechanical contractor providing HVAC & plumbing, TAB, commissioning, and a variety of related services in Oklahoma. The Southwest Chapter asked Chuck to talk about his involvement in the BCxA. In addition to his advice […]

What Your BCxA Board Does for You

The elected members of the BCxA Board of Directors include 13 voting members and the non-voting immediate past president, making up 5 Executive Committee members and 9 Directors-at-Large. Unlike most private sector boards, the BCxA Board is made up of association members who understand the nature and business of commissioning. Upon taking office, all Board […]

BCxA Announces Keynote Speaker – Major General Mike Walsh, (Retired)

  BCxA is pleased to announce that Major General Michael Walsh (retired), an expert in resource management, resiliency and emergency response, will provide the keynote address at the BCxA’s commissioning conference October 15-17, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Walsh, Executive Vice President/Resilience Solutions Group Manager for Dewberry, is the director of water resources and coastal […]

BCXA/LBNL VALUE OF COMMISSIONING STUDY – JANUARY 2018 UPDATE

By Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP, US Engineering Company BCxA International Board Member BCxA has partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) to update the 2009 Evan Mills study on the value of building commissioning.  This update will enrich statistical evidence validating the economic and market value that commissioning delivers. Please participate to bring current […]

BCXA/LBNL VALUE OF COMMISSIONING STUDY – DECEMBER 2017 UPDATE

By Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP, US Engineering Company BCxA International Board Member The November 2017 ASHRAE Journal contains an article entitled “A Conversation on Commissioning”. In the article, panel members are asked to define the value of commissioning. Several panel members referred to the 2009 Evan Mills study for statistics on cost/benefits and types […]