The popular BCxA FAll Webinar series is back! We have lowered the cost of webinars for our members so you can access each webinar now for $50.  Members and non-members will need to register to receive continuing education credits and access the recorded version.  Non-members can still purchase webinars for the low price of $150.

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Fall Webinar Series

October 3, 2022

Post COVID Recovery

Harry Koons, LEED AP, CxA 
Precis Commissioning, Inc.

As businesses that were shut down or provided for a modified in-person work schedule have attempted to recover, they have made changes to their building operations, equipment performance, or maintenance to try to bring the workplace back to some normal operation.  While some of these changes have been positive, there have been negative impacts concerning occupant health, energy consumption, and overall building operation.  As commissioning providers, we can assist the owner in bringing back healthy buildings by helping to identify new energy goals, identify risks, and support the return to normal (as it stands today) for workplaces. This presentation will identify the good, bad, and ugly practices and ways to help confirm a building is as safe as possible for the occupants.

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October 24, 2022

Collaborating with Building Envelope Commissioning


Saphron Skinner-Wilson, P.Eng, QCxP, LEED AP BD&C
MTA | Urban Design Architecture Interior Design Inc.

You have been asked to include a Building Envelope Commissioning Process Provider in your Cx scope. Now what? This presentation will walk through not only the typical process, key milestones and deliverables, but also how best the Commissioning Provider (CxP) can interact and Communicate with the Building Envelope Commissioning Provider (BECxP) so both parties are working as a cohesive team to achieve a common goal.

 

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November 14, 2022

Leveraging the Cx Process to Improve the O&M Turnover Process

Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP

Matthew Sulhoff, Field Engineering with Inertia Systems


Traditionally, building turnover documentation and facility training is an after-thought to contractors as building construction is being completed.  It is often performed at the wrong time, with the wrong trainers, with little expectation or accountability from the owner.  There are many inherent challenges placed on facility managers, and a poor turnover process from the construction team can start everything off on the wrong foot. 

With a renewed emphasis on building performance standards, building owners are going to expect that buildings actually do perform.  The commissioning process has been able to influence results through strong functional performance testing, but there is room to improve the building turnover process.

This webinar will focus on building turnover documentation and training.  We will discuss what information should be gathered and how the commissioning process can be leveraged to improve the handoff process.

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December 12, 2022

Building Performance Audits, System Tune-Ups = Commissioning?

Jerry Kettler, PE, CCP, CIAQM, TBE, BEAP, REM, CEM
Facility Performance Associates

Many jurisdictions have implemented a facility utility efficiency program to reduce the energy and in some cases the water usage in buildings. These programs usually include an energy usage evaluation based on the USEPA Energy Star rating system. The buildings that do not meet the jurisdictions minimum requirements may be required to conduct an existing building commissioning process that is sometimes called a building Tune Up. Many of these energy programs utilize the building audit procedures in ASHRAE Standard 211, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits. This standard includes three audit levels that have three increasing levels of detail and effort and thus cost. These audit levels can be related to three levels of EBCx for both the audit performance and the building retro commissioning or tune up to improve the building energy performance. This course explains the requirements for building audits and the relationship to existing building commissioning as described in industry standards.

 

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Recently Recorded Webinars

March 21, 2022 - Recording Now Available

Ongoing Commissioning:  Contracting for Implementation
Janelle Griffin - RTI International

Eric Gregory - Emory University
Janson Whipple - IBIS
Leslie Kramer and Michael Huang - Stanford

This Owners panel will give different perspectives on how they have procured and managed the implementation of their Ongoing Commissioning Plan.  This panel describes the different contracting mechanisms and what is included in the scope of work.  Learn through case studies and experience how OCx projects have been delivered using internal and outsourcing options to navigate systems integration efforts.  Discover how to apply best practices and leverage lessons learned in a critical step to maximizing the value of data from your building through OCx.

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April 11, 2022

Ongoing Commissioning: Getting the most from your building data through analytics

Kelsey Leslie, PE, CCP  - Paladin
Nifoghale (Niffy) Ovuworie - McKinstry
Annie Wesolek - Bernhard
Vince van Oostenbrugge, CCP - Bernhard

This Ongoing Commissioning (OCx) Provider and Technology Solutions Provider panel will share how to best leverage the evolving landscape of technology solutions that support fault detection, analytics, and monitoring-based commissioning approaches supporting OCx projects.  In addition, the panel members, through their case studies, will discuss best practices and lessons learned on how to align technology solutions to owner project requirements, and specifically how to use a Diagnostic Plan to design, engineer, and apply OCx analytics to track and monitor building system-specific performance in alignment with the Current Facility Requirements.

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May 9, 2022

Level of Confidence and Risk Mitigation: Level of Confidence Concept and Risk Mitigation, Related Contractual Language – Part 1

Bryan Scholnick, JD - Tyson and Mendes
Kent Barber, PE, CCP - KBA Associates
Jeff Nichols, PE, BCxP - CEM, EEI
John Runkle, PE - Intertek

This two-part webinar series is a follow-up to the 2021 Annual Conference session entitled, Level of Assurance – An All-Important Provider Question, An All-Important Owners Decision. The webinars will cover and expand upon the material presented at the conference with more time allotted for attendee questions and discussion. The presenters of these sessions proclaim that marketing commissioning as a process that “ensures buildings operate as intended,” is inaccurate, introduces unfair and unnecessary liability to commission providers, and compromises commissioning effectiveness.  They suggest that in fact, commissioning is a high-value service that: 1) provides owners and the project team with a “level of confidence” that buildings and systems perform per the owner’s functional requirements, and 2) that the “level of confidence” should be determined on a project and system specific basis, by the owner and commissioning provider (CxP) based on the project budget and the criticality level of the facility’s systems and mission.

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June 13, 2022

Level of Confidence and Risk Mitigation:  Insurance Coverage, Defining Level of Confidence in the Cx Scope – Part 2

Bryan Scholnick, JD - Tyson and Mendes
Kent Barber, PE, CCP - KBA Associates
Jeff Nichols, PE, BCxP, CEM - EEI
John Runkle, PE- Intertek

This two-part webinar series is a follow-up to the 2021 Annual Conference session entitled, Level of Assurance – An All-Important Provider Question, An All-Important Owners Decision. The webinars will cover and expand upon the material presented at the conference with more time allotted for attendee questions and discussion. The presenters of these sessions proclaim that marketing commissioning as a process that “ensures buildings operate as intended,” is inaccurate, introduces unfair and unnecessary liability to commission providers, and compromises commissioning effectiveness.  They suggest that in fact, commissioning is a high-value service that: 1) provides owners and the project team with a “level of confidence” that buildings and systems perform per the owner’s functional requirements, and 2) that the “level of confidence” should be determined on a project and system specific basis, by the owner and commissioning provider (CxP) based on the project budget and the criticality level of the facility’s systems and mission.

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Recorded Webinars

Sometimes it’s just not convenient to attend a live webinar. If you cannot attend at the scheduled time you can now purchase recorded webinars at a later date. Newly recorded webinars are added after each scheduled session. Your purchased webinar will be available to you for one year. Continuing education credits are available after completing a 10-question quiz before signing off. To purchase a webinar, you’ll need to register with a new profile just one time, and after that, you’ll always get login instructions, expedited purchase information, and your continuing education credits certificates will be saved for download at your convenience.

Review recorded webinars available for purchase.

Questions?

Contact BCxA at 1.877.666.2292 or sadams@bcxa.org