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Modular construction Cx?

Modular construction, or offsite prefabricated structures and systems assembly, is affecting the new construction industry across the nation. According to Forbes, over $1 billion in venture capital funding has been invested in modular building startups in the past few years. The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS, or The Institute) recently released Report of the […]

2019 hospital construction survey

In March, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) released the results of its annual construction survey. Each year the survey focuses on different core topics – this year, the spotlight was on (1) the cost of regulations and uneven code enforcement, and (2) forecast for new construction, major renovation, and building systems in 2019-2020. […]

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 […]

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, […]

From The Field: Persistence of Energy Savings

  A New study released by The Urban Land Institute and their Greenprint Center for Building Performance indicates a 30% reduction in carbon footprint since 2009 for buildings participating in ULI’s program. This is a great message for persistence. The study is worth a read for ideas for EBCx (and New Cx) measures. The largest […]

FROM THE FIELD: M&V — How To Do It Right

Lyn Gomes, PE, CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT kW Engineering I did a post-occupancy site visit for a job where the M&V component wasn’t designed very well. Our design review comments were not included and it wasn’t coordinated between disciplines. As a result, the problems never got fixed and still plague the project – over a […]

FROM THE FIELD: EBCx Market Investigation

EBCx: Survey, Impact Analysis and Charts Courtesy of Ryan Alexander Hallowell, Author Ryan Hallowell recently completed his Master of Science (Energy) thesis at Texas A&M University. His paper, “Existing Building Commissioning: Exploration of Use and Impacts,” will be a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge around the commissioning profession and quantification of its impact on cost […]

FROM THE FIELD: NR CANADA Cx SURVEY

2018 Cx Market Survey Analysis and Charts Courtesy of National Resources Canada National Resources Canada (NRCan) conducted a pair of interrelated Cx market surveys in the spring of 2018, to assess the current uptake of new construction (NCCx) and existing building (EBCx) Cx services across the commercial sector. One survey targeted Cx practitioners, the supply […]

FROM THE FIELD: New Uptime Institute Survey

The Uptime Institute has published its Eighth Annual Uptime Institute Data Center Survey, just in time for the 8th Annual Southeast 7×24 meeting on Tuesday October 2, 2018. The BCxA Southeast Chapter and 7×24 Exchange Carolinas Chapters are partnering once again to sponsor the all-day event at the NASCAR Hall Of Fame in Charlotte, North […]

SPOTLIGHT ON MARKET PARTNERS: CxAlloy

CxAlloy has grown up as a BCxA Market Partner. Starting in 2012 at our annual conference, CxAlloy has participated in our annual conference as an exhibitor every year, and has sponsored the BCxA Conference (formerly NCBC) as well. CxAlloy was originally developed as an in-house commissioning tool by WorkingBuildings, LLC, an Atlanta engineering firm and […]