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10 Reasons Why We’re a 15-Year BCxA Member

By Jeffrey K. Conner, P.E./ CCP/ BCxP/ LEED AP – Grumman/Butkus Associates  About 15 years ago, I decided that as a “career enhancing next step” getting involved with a professional organization focused on building commissioning would be a great decision. As a corporate officer of a consulting engineering firm, becoming engaged in an outside organization also […]

Benefits of Steam Trap Surveys

Now’s the time to start thinking about your steam usage! Written By: Steven Johnson, Project Engineer, Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP When performing a steam trap survey on your building’s systems, owners/operators receive a comprehensive map of how efficiently their current steam systems are operating. A well-executed steam trap survey will also include a plan for […]

Just arrived! New Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition, now in stock!

We are excited to offer the long-awaited, completely revised and updated Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition at a special introductory price right now! Significantly expanded from the 2nd edition published 10 years ago, this Handbook adds detailed instructions on New Construction (NCCx), Existing Building (EBCx), Ongoing (OCx), and Building Enclosure (BECx) commissioning. This edition offers […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: July 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Michael Cox, CML International Qatar LLC, West Bay, Qatar Jonathan Frain, GHT Limited, Arlington, VA Truman “Trey” King, […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: June 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Taylor A. Thompson, RMF Engineering, Charlotte, NC CCP Renewals Thomas Anderson, Cx Associates, LLC, Burlington, VT Daniel Bryant, […]

Relationships and Trust Are the Key to Successful Cx Projects

 By John Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP “It is comforting to know you and your team are on board!” A project manager at one of our firm’s long-term university clients—a person we have worked with on many projects—recently sent me an e-mail containing that comment. “Wow,” I thought, “that’s quite a compliment!” As I […]

Part 2 – BCxA’s Essential Attributes

By Kent Barber, PE, CCP, LEED AP – Managing Principal – Keithly Barber Associates. PART 2 OF 2 Last week I wrote about the history and value of the BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Commissioning. The BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Building Commissioning are 2 decades old. Here’s the question—Are they still relevant? Consider this: Compare the Essential […]

BCxA NE Summit – Programs, Technology, Tools and Hockey!

By Mike Eardley, PE, CCP, BCxA Northeast Chapter President The 10th annual Northeast Chapter Commissioning Summit took place in Buffalo, NY this year. The Summit kicked off on March 21st with presentations on Utility Program Updates from two major regional utilities – Ken Kujawa, Regional Manager of National Grid and Casey Mastro, Project Manager at NYPA – […]

The BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Building Cx are 2 decades old. Are they still relevant?

By Kent Barber, PE, CCP, LEED AP – Managing Principal – Keithly Barber Associates. PART 1 OF 2 As a condition of membership, BCxA members agree to perform their work as primary Commissioning Providers (CxPs), in accordance with the BCxA’s Essential Attributes of Commissioning. Therefore, it seems reasonable for BCxA members to ask why the Essential […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: May 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Scott D. Adams, H.F. Lenz Company, Johnstown, PA Nick Gabel, JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City, MO Charles F. […]