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Semantic Tagging – the Commissioning Provider’s Role

By Jim Meacham, P.E. Founding Principal, Altura Associates Semantic tagging is a data modeling schema that is highly flexible and powerful. You are probably already familiar with semantic tagging in tools you use every day. Gmail, Evernote, Microsoft Word and many other applications already allow users to add free form or pre-defined tags to their […]

Cx? Acceptance Testing? Functional Testing? What’s the Difference?

By Lyn Gomes, PE, CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT kW Engineering This post first appeared on kW Engineering’s blog. From my experience as both an acceptance tester and commissioning provider, I’ve realized that not everyone knows the difference. It’s helpful for stakeholders to understand how they are different to be sure expectations are aligned and construction moves smoothly. Although […]