Re-Occupancy Assessment – AIA Risk Management Plan for Buildings

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has produced a seven-step risk management plan to assist design teams and clients when re-occupying buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan assists with assessing hazards, applying architectural or engineering strategies, and reducing risk. It uses an evidence-based design approach, documents design decisions, and functions as a repository for […]

A Message From Your BCxA President

BCxA Family & Friends, This is your current BCxA President Dan Forino, coming to you from an airport hotel room, AKA my new office for the time being as I, like most of you probably, manage the balancing act of maintaining our family, friends and general public safety and well-being while working hard to support […]

Chapter News: Northeast Chapter

The Northeast Chapter kicks off each year with an in-person annual meeting; 2020 brought representatives from 7 of the 8 states in the region. The February 13th meeting included Installation of officers for the executive committee of the board. The Chapter’s newest Board Member, Johanna Brau, is the first woman to be elected to the […]

Codes and Standards – ASHRAE 90.1-2019 Revised Updates

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019 incorporates all of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 and addenda with more than 100 changes, many related to commissioning. Specific updates for building enclosures, lighting, renewables, mechanical, IT, energy budgeting, modeling and energy efficiency. Commissioning, verification and testing requirements are updated to be consistent with ASHRAE/IES Standard 202. A code update at the National […]

Who’s “commissioning” structural performance?

The now-infamous San Francisco Salesforce Transit Center’s cracked steel beam failure is provoking finger-pointing and lawsuits, but regardless of blame it’s possible that commissioning from predesign through construction by materials and structural experts may have identified the flaws and even prevented the disaster. Three relevant programs are underway at the National Institute of Standards and […]

Member Spotlight: Tracey Jumper CCP, LEED BD+C, Jump-Start Building Commissioning

In 2011, we interviewed BCxA member Tracey Jumper, who had just been recognized by the National Engineers Week Foundation as one of only 14 people to be honored by New Faces in Engineering as an up-and-coming building professional. At that time, we asked Tracey, “where do you see yourself in 10 years?” She replied that […]

Cx in California Code – Title 24 Cx Re-Cycle!

The March 5th public comment deadline came and went. Lyn Gomes, BCxA California Chapter Board member, was informed by the California Energy Commission (CEC) that the BCxA’s comments recommending modifications to Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for commissioning will not be included in the upcoming code cycle.  Disappointing, yes; but this gives the BCxA […]

BCCB Launches New ACP Program

by Craig Hawkins, CCP, CxA By Craig Hawkins, CCP, CxA The BCxA and the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) are proud to announce the return of the Associate Certified Provider (ACP) Certification Program. The program has been completely updated to provide a tangible career marker for building professionals and Cx Providers on the path toward […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: January & February 2018

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 CCP Stacy R. Carey, Midwest Associates of Indianapolis, LLC, Indianapolis, IN Jason Dale, Morrison Hershfield, Edmonton, AB, Canada Thomas […]

Meet Your Newly Elected 2018 Representatives!

The BCxA is pleased to announce the recent election results for the International Board of Directors and our Chapter Boards. Please join us in extending congratulations to these Board Members. International Board of Directors Directors-at-Large Dan Forino Horizon Ryan Lean Jaros, Baum & Bolles John Penney John F. Penney Consulting Services, p.c. Tom Poeling U.S. […]