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Project Value ImprovmentT (PVI) – Where Does Cx Fit? Everywhere!

According to a McKinsey industry report, “there is an art to project delivery…but another component can also provide greater efficiency and effectiveness to all projects. Project value improvement (PVI) rigorously identifies tools, management practices, and capabilities that optimize a project’s financial value from early concept to front-end engineering design (FEED).” PVI relies on early input […]

Energy Efficiency Decision-Making – A Relationship Opportunity for Commissioning Providers

As we know, deciding to invest in energy efficiency isn’t arbitrary. Three researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA conducted a survey to find out more about how Class B and C office building owners make that decision, and why. Not surprisingly, the most frequent reason for not investing was uncertainty. Yes, they’re looking […]

Raising Digital Twins – Building from Concept to Delivery

Essay by Diana Bjornskov The digital twin technology concept has been around since 2002 and was first used in the fields of astronautics and aerospace, and manufacturing and product lifecycle management. It was used by NASA for the moon exploration mission Apollo 13 and Mars Rover Curiosity. “Digital Twins” is a concept, composed of 3D […]

Marriott Corporation: Modular “Accommodation”

In our last issue, we featured modular/prefab buildings as an up-and-coming construction model, leading to the question of quality-focused integrated performance issues — i.e., how to commission pre-assembled systems and facilities. As the market and confidence in the process continue to grow, we see this as a potentially disruptive (combination of) building technologies for Cx […]

The K-Factor: Calibrating VAV Box Airflow

Why Do We Care? By Lyn Gomes, P.E., CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT Project Manager, Director, BCxA International Board Airflow reported at the variable air volume (VAV) box is actually a measure of total pressure. It gets converted into an airflow by a multiplier, commonly called k-factor, that is generated during test and balance (TAB). K-factor […]