2016 – Indian Wells, CA


Call for Nominations


President's Award


The BCxA’s President’s Award is given to one BCxA Member who has made a significant contribution to the Building Commissioning Association through participation on committees or other activities. The President's Award is presented at the Association's Dinner held annually at the National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC).

The recipient must be a member of good standing with the Building Commissioning Association and shall have demonstrated outstanding service to the Association which contributes toward the goals, vision, and mission of the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA).

President’s Award Nomination - Due April 4, 2016
Download the Application


Benner Award


The Benner Award Committee is accepting nominations for the Benner Award, a prize for excellence in efforts to make commissioning business as usual. The committee seeks nominations of individuals and programs/organizations that have engaged in educational, demonstration, policy, or actual commissioning activities that successfully promote building commissioning. Nominations in those two categories will be accepted and will be judged separately. Resubmission of previous nominees is encouraged.

Benner Award recipients are selected by a committee of national experts on building commissioning from both the public and private sector. The committee may award multiple or no awards in each category.

Benner Award Nomination - Due April 4, 2016
Download the Application

Pre-Conference – Monday, May 16


8:30AM – 2:30PM


BCxA Scholarship Foundation Annual Golf Tournament


The BCxA Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament will take place in conjunction with NCBC at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, just a short walk from the conference hotel. Test your skills on this amazing municipal course while helping to build the scholarship fund.*

The tournament format will be a traditional scramble with shotgun start at 8:00am. Along with prizes for Lowest Team Score, Highest Team Score, KP (Men’s and Women’s) and Longest Drive (Men’s and Women’s), there will be some creative and fun wrinkles on advancing the ball in certain situations, and a one-time opportunity to get creative with scorekeeping.

The emphasis will be on FUN in supporting the purpose of the tournament. Please join us for a lively event in a magnificent setting for this worthwhile cause.

* The BCxA Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that accepts tax-deductible contributions to support the next generation of commissioning providers.


Individual Golf Participant Pricing

$125 per person – The cost of registration includes your round of golf, morning coffee, lunch and, of course, your contribution to the scholarship fund.

Register Today!


1:00PM – 5:00PM


Integration and Scope Development for Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)


H. Jay Enck, CxAP, HBDP, BEAP, LEED
Fiona Aldous, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates

The half day course will focus on helping Owners and Cx Providers understand the building enclosure commissioning process (BECx).

  • • How BECx differs from Cx for MEP systems
  • • How to determine the BECx scope of work
  • • How the owner might assess risk
  • • Project team roles and responsibilities
  • • BECx requirements in LEED v4 and in ASHRAE Standard 202 “The Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems”

Registration - Member $200 (Early Bird) | Member - $225 (After April 26, 2016)
Registration - Non-Member $250 (Early Bird) | Non-Member - $275 (After April 26, 2016)

Register Today!


6:00PM


BCxA Annual Dinner


Imagine yourself at one of California’s sunniest destinations – relaxing on a patio under a clear blue sky melting into a bright, glowing sunset. Soft atmosphere, palm trees, white chalk hills framing the background. Your favorite sizzling appetizers and icy refreshments. Great conversation.

What you see is networking before sitting down to dinner and dessert designed by the Indian Wells Executive Chef, known as “a master of blending authentic with the varied and intriguing.” NCBC’s 2016 theme, “Fire and Ice,” represents the conference’s focus this year on water and energy.

The BCxA Annual Dinner evening begins Monday, May 16th at 6:00pm at the NCBC conference hotel – Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa in California. Dinner, served at 7:00pm, will be followed by music, a light show and dancing.

Our Annual Dinner is open to members and non-members and their partners. Early registration is recommended as tickets will be limited this year.

Register Today!

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 17th


7:30AM – 5:00PM |  Registration


7:30AM – 8:30AM |  Breakfast


8:30AM – 10:00AM


Welcome


Bruce Pitts, BCxA President


Keynote Address

Terry Venema, Director of Engineering, Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Lyn Gomes, PE, CCP, CLCATT, LEEDAP – kW Engineering

Presentation of the Benner Award – Liz Fischer, BCxA Executive Director


Session Description

Presentation

10:00AM – 10:30AM |  Exhibit Hall Opens – Break – In Ballroom 1,2,3, and Foyer


10:30AM – 12:00PM | Concurrent Sessions


Lighting the Flame: Procurement & Winning Work

Emerald 4


Diana Bjørnskov, Senior Program Manager

Panel Members:

Heath Blount – BRIGHTWORKS Sustainability

Thomas Langran, PE, LEED Green Associate – Kaiser Permanente

Joseph Lorino, PE, LEED AP – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Larry Ross, CCP – Erickson Living


Session Description

Presentation


Firefighting: Cx Commoditization

Emerald 5


James I. Givens, CxA, EMP – RMF Engineering, Inc.

Craig Hawkins, CCP, CxA – McKinstry


Session Description

Presentation


How To: Cx Electrical Systems – Approach & Process

Emerald 8


Curtis Wolbert, PE – Primary Integration


Session Description

Presentation


How To: Test Building Enclosure Systems

Emerald 7


John Runkle, PE – Intertek-ATI


Session Description

Presentation

 

12:00PM – 1:30PM | Lunch in the Exhibit Hall


1:30PM – 3:00PM | Concurrent Sessions


Under Fire: Covering Liability Through Contracts & Insurance

Emerald 4


Wayne Dunn, PE, PEng, LEED AP – E.W. Dunn Developments, Inc.

William McMullen, LEED AP  – Dewberry

Bruce Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C – Wood Harbinger, Inc.

Ryan Schultz, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, ARM – USI Kibble & Prentice


Session Description

Dunn Presentation

Schultz Presentation


Sparking Synchrony: Systems Approach to Integrated Design

Emerald 5


John MacDonald, OAA, MRAIC – John MacDonald Architect, Inc.

Dong E. Kim, AIA, LEED AP – Byrens Kim Design Works


Session Description

Presentation


How To: Cx Electrical Systems - Tools, Testing, & Application

Emerald 8


John Whitfield, QCxP, DCEP – Primary Integration

Panel Members:

Charles Knuffke – WattStopper

Pete Samaras – DPR

Curtis Wolbert, PE – Primary Integration


Session Description


How To: Cx Hydronic Systems

Emerald 7


David Sellers, PE – Facility Dynamics


Session Description

Presentation

3:00PM – 3:30PM | Exhibit Hall Break


3:30PM – 5:00PM | Concurrent Sessions


In Search of a Common Language: Decisions & Communication

Emerald 4


Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-chief – Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Eileen Westervelt, PE, CEM, QCxP, LEED AP – Westervelt Consulting

Panel Members:

John MacDonald, OAA, MRAIC - John MacDonald Architect, Inc.

Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP - U.S. Engineering Company

Nancy S. Young, Roche / Genentech


Session Description

Presentation


Fire & Ice: Balancing Water & Energy Performance

Emerald 5


Jeff Yirak, PE, CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M – Wood Harbinger, Inc.

Katherine Miller, Director of Campus Expansion, Facilities & Workplace Services – Hilton Foundation

Jim Meacham, PE - Altura Associates


Session Description

Yirak Presentation

Miller & Meacham Presentation


How To: Cx Lighting Sequence of Operation

Emerald 8


Lyn Gomes, PE, CCP, CLCATT, LEED AP – kW Engineering

Pete Samaras – DPR


Session Description

Presentation


How To: Cx Fire Life Safety Systems – Internationally

Emerald 7


David LeBlanc, PE, FSFPE – JENSEN HUGHES


Session Description

Presentation

5:00PM – 7:00PM | Exhibitor Reception


Day 2 – Wednesday, May 18th


7:30AM – 8:30AM | Registration/Continental Breakfast


Working Session: Cx in Codes and Standards - Why, Which, and What?

Emerald 4


Gerald J. Kettler, PE, CCP, LEED Fellow – Facility Performance Associates


Session Description

8:30AM – 10:00AM | Concurrent Sessions


Blazing Battles: Codes & Standards

Emerald 4


Gerald J. Kettler, PE, CCP, LEED Fellow – Facility Performance Associates

Lee Riback, CxA, CEM, LEED AP BD+C – P2S-Cx


Session Description

Kettler Presentation

Riback Presentation


Hot Topic: Cx & Healthcare

Emerald 5


Saverio Grosso, CEM, CEA, CBCP, EBCP – ENERActive Solutions

Joseph Lorino, PE, LEED AP – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Bryant M. Kirkland Jr., PE, CCP, LEED AP – Dewberry


Session Description

Grosso & Lorino Presentation

Kirkland Presentation


Leveraging Energy Data: Using Data to Find Cx Opportunities

Emerald 8


Kenny Reed, PE, CEM, CxAP – HDR, Inc.

Ryan Stroupe – Pacific Energy Center


Session Description

Reed Presentation

Stroupe Presentation

10:00AM – 10:30AM |  Exhibit Hall – Break


10:30AM – 12:00PM | Concurrent Sessions


Energy Model, M&V, & Real World Cx

Emerald 4


Isaac Chambers, PE, CCP, LEED AP – Integral Group

Robert Knoedler, PE, CxA, EMP – Hanson Professional Services, Inc.


Session Description

Chambers Presentation

Knoedler Presentation


Operating for Performance: Facility Operations

Emerald 5


Dylan Connelly, PE, LFA LEED AP BD+C – Integral Group

Ed Simpson, CCP, CPMM – TestComm LLC


Session Description

Simpson Presentation

Connelly Presentation


Monitoring for Performance: Implementing & Applying MBCx

Emerald 8


Janelle H. Griffin, PE, CCP – Dewberry

Hannah Kramer, PE – Independent Consultant, Affiliate to LBNL


Session Description

Griffin Presentation

Kramer Presentation

 

12:00PM – 1:30PM | Exhibit Hall – Lunch


Lunch Session: What is Whole Building Cx?

Emerald 3


Bruce Pitts, BCxA President

Panel Members:

William McMullen, Carl Lundstrom, Michael English, and Ed Faircloth, BCxA Past Presidents


Session Description

1:30PM – 3:00PM | Plenary Session


Working Session: Defining Whole Building Cx

Emerald 4 and 5


Jesse Sycuro, PE, CEM, CCP, LEED AP – McKinstry


Session Description

Presentation

3:00PM – 3:30PM | Exhibit Hall – Break


3:30PM – 5:00PM


Closing Plenary


Bruce Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C – Wood Harbinger, Inc.

Jesse Sycuro, PE, CCP, CEM, CSM, LEED AP – McKinstry

Whole Building Cx

Wrap-up from BCxA President

Announcement for NCBC 2017


Session Description