Understanding the Influence of the Building Enclosure Commissioning Process
Available on 6/18/13 at 1:45 PM EST
1 AIA HSW LU
| 1 RCH CEH
Cost: Free of charge
Building enclosure commissioning (BECx) has recently become a large part of the design / delivery process for many construction projects. BECX is generally required by many state and federally funded government projects, and projects seeking LEED credits, but often includes sophisticated, risk-averse owners seeking high quality, technologically advanced enclosure systems. Much like the more widely known mechanical commissioning process, a BECx agent is retained to monitor the quality of the work and verify that the owners project requirements are fulfilled at the onset of design and installed, tested and operated /maintained per designated performance requirements.. Although the BECx process is different from building enclosure consulting, the BECx agent must be an expert in all aspects of building enclosure design, including building science. BECx agents who have additional experience in forensic engineering and building investigations add value to the commissioning process.
This course will provide owners and architects an understanding of the overall BECx process and current industry standards. The course endeavors to show the value of the BECx process during early design phases through construction close out.
Understand the various phases of BECx.
Understand the required components of BECx.
Understanding the building enclosure testing that is required.
Understand the cycle from owners project requirements to the final BECx report
Joshua B. Kivela, P.E.
Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Matthew C. Carlton, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Staff, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Kivela has more than thirteen years of experience in design, investigation, and restoration of historic and contemporary buildings.
Carlton has more than 15 years of experience focusing on the analysis and design, investigation and rehabilitation of the building enclosure.