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. […]

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 […]

Grow Your Business with Analytics: How to Leverage Data for Wider Margins

By Brice Kosnik, CEO and Co-Founder BuildPulse Moving away from project-based work and toward recurring revenue and long-term client engagement is a top priority for consultants and service-oriented companies. By thinking of your commissioning business as an ongoing partnership between advisor and client, you can stay relevant by providing continuous value while growing recurring revenue […]