The BCxA Webinar Series is an excellent opportunity to maximize your educational dollar. Four unique sessions presented by industry experts with live Q&A – all from the comfort of your home or workplace. To register, purchase one login at the member/non-member rate for your office (per location) for all attendees. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included for one registered participant for the member/non-member fee. If additional participants want CEUs they must be added as a guest by the registered participant for an additional $25 each.

Fall Webinar Series

BCxA is excited to bring our Fall webinar series on systems integration. The first three webinars will be on systems with a wrap-up webinar including all the speakers discussing how these systems are integrated.

Commissioning Fire & Life Safety Systems Essentials

David LeBlanc – JENSEN HUGHES
November 9, 2020

The 2018 Edition of NFPA3, Standard for Commissioning Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, provides the process, methods, and documents for commissioning fire protection and life safety systems. The speaker focuses on the difference between, and implementation of NFPA3 and the new NFPA4 Standard, Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems: who’s involved, how this new process interfaces with commissioning providers, and the steps in the commissioning process as it relates to fire protection and life safety systems.

Learn about the fire safety roles of the Fire Commissioning Agent (FCxA), and the new Integrated Testing Agent (ITA) who is responsible for review, documentation, and testing the needed integration/ interfacing between fire protection and life safety systems across various systems. What are their qualifications and responsibilities, and how do they fit in into an overall full building commissioning team? The speaker discusses common misconceptions, misunderstanding, and standardized terminology of commissioning fire protection and life safety systems, and reviews EBCx subsets – recommissioning (ReCx) and retrocommissioning (RCx) – and how they may differ from new construction commissioning.

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Panel Discussion

Lyn Gomes, CCP, PE, LEED AP – DPR Construction

Wayne Dunn, PE, P.Eng., LEED AP – E.W. Dunn

David LeBlanc – JENSEN HUGHES

December 14, 2020

Moderator Tom Poeling of U.S. Engineering leads all three of the above speakers in a discussion of commissioning in today’s building environment.

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Recently Recorded Webinars

Integration: Lighting Controls, HVAC, and Beyond
Lyn Gomes, CCP, PE, LEED AP – DPR Construction
September 14, 2020

Significant energy savings can be achieved by turning off HVAC when spaces are unoccupied. In the past, carbon dioxide was used as a proxy for occupancy, but energy savings only made sense for high occupancy spaces with transient use (e.g. conference rooms). With the ubiquity of lighting controls, facilitated by California’s Title 24-2013, turning off HVAC systems with a signal from the occupancy sensor is becoming the trendy way to save energy in advanced buildings. But just because you can use them doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Inadequate detailing and specifications, poor coordination between trades, and a siloed maintenance team are but some of the torpedoes that will sink the grand vision of an integrated system. Lyn will share views on the advantages and disadvantages – including huge implications for maintenance – of four different ways to implement occupancy-based ventilation on your projects.

This presentation includes examples of the challenges and complexities encountered when designing and building integrated systems. Solutions based on real-world experience in implementing advanced lighting controls projects and integrating them into HVAC control systems will also be included.

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Cx for Safety & Security of Buildings
Wayne Dunn, PE, P.Eng., LEED AP – E.W. Dunn
October 5, 2020

Building safety and security issues continue to dominate the national conversation. As threats and mitigating technologies evolve, it is essential that security system commissioning be included in the skill sets of commissioning teams. This session features how the process can assist with achieving realistic security system expectations, from early procurement of security-focused commissioning services to commissioning the OPR. What are the technical questions to ask: Can systems and signals be modified to suit rapidly advancing technologies? What is an acceptable type and level of signal – how should we solicit or respond to solicitations that ask for it: How do we plan for security, and develop Owners Project Requirements that result in accurate design and construction specifications for the safety of building occupants?

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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