Commissioning hydronic systems, Part 1

Constructor Magazine

When I first started in this business 40 some years ago, our equipment selections and system designs were much simpler

Seven lessons learned on commissioning projects


Commissioning helps projects achieve greater occupant comfort and satisfaction, higher building energy efficiency, and ensures ease of maintenance for the building engineering staff. Ultimately, commissioning is where the rubber meets the road in terms of building design.

Top 10 Commissioning (Cx) Pitfalls

Optimizing the value of sustainability

This blog is part of a series, check it out: Top 6 reasons to commission your building Commissioning! Commissioning Energy Green Building Renewable Energy Sustainability Who is it good for?

OSH Review Commission makes important machine guarding ruling

FDR Safety

In a significant ruling, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has tossed out a machine guarding citation issued by OSHA to an energy company. But the Review Commission said that the judge misinterpreted the phrase “reasonably predictable,” saying there was no evidence that any employees were stationed at or near either piece of machinery. The post OSH Review Commission makes important machine guarding ruling appeared first on FDRsafety.

What to look for in a Commissioning Agent

Optimizing the value of sustainability

This blog is part of a series, check it out: Top 6 reasons to commission your building Commissioning! Commissioning Who is it good for?

Increase the value of your commissioning process

Constructor Magazine

The market for building commissioning services has always been dynamic – it is not uncommon to receive project bids that differ by a factor of two or three. Matt Schwartz, PE, Sr. Associate & Greg Shank, Principal, Altura Associates.

6 Reasons to [properly] Commission your Building

Optimizing the value of sustainability

Top 6 reasons to commission your building. Commissioning! absolutely everyone) What to look for in a commissioning agent (coming soon) Top 10 Commissioning Pitfalls (coming soon) Congrats! Commissioning Energy Green Building This blog is part of a series, check it out! Who is it good for? You’ve just invested in some new systems that will make your building more […].

Texas Facilities Commission Adopts BIM

Collaborative Construction

Austin - The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), the agency within the State of Texas that oversees the state’s real estate development as owners and operators of state facilities, today announces its adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for state design and construction projects." Texas has pulled the trigger, officially adopting BIM for use on on TFC projects. This will have a HUGE impact on the AEC Industry in Texas and around the country.

Project Update: Commissioning Underway at Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility

PC Construction Blog

The $71 million design-build Phase 2 Nitrogen Removal Improvements project at the Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility is now in commissioning with full startup scheduled for this spring.

Commissioning! Who is it good for (absolutely everyone)

Optimizing the value of sustainability

Top 6 reasons to commission your building Commissioning! Commissioning Energy Green Building This blog is part of a series, check it out! Who is it good for?

OK Commission Says Workers' Comp Alternative Unconstitutional

Construction Equipment

The commission order said, "A closer look at the statutorily authorized plan requirements reveals that the benefit plans permitted to be used to opt-out establish a dual system under which injured workers are not treated equally."

Commissioning Pull Planning Session Results in Ownership and Accountability

PC Construction Blog

The Commissioning Team at the DC Water Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station and Enhanced Clarification Facility recently conducted its first Pull Planning session.

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grant Recipients

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) has awarded $350,000 in grants for nine projects. The post Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grant Recipients appeared first on Business Facilities. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Calif. commission approves ‘emergency’ balcony code changes


The California Building Standards Commission recently approved emergency regulations enhancing the California Building Code (CBC) balcony and walking surface construction requirements

California Energy Commission launches code upgrade process


The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code, last month. The commission is proposing to make Title 24 equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2013, a national model code.

Federal Energy Commission Calls for Tighter Electric Utility Cybersecurity

ENR Construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered the North American Electric Reliability Corp. to develop a new or modified reliability standard for industrial-control system hardware, software and computing and networking services associated with bulk-electric system operations

Guidelines for Building Commissioning in the Works

Construction Dive

There are several new developments to report in the effort to develop guidance for optimizing building performance through commissioning. In one such development, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently began taking comments on proposed Guideline 0.2P, The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies.

PennDOT Secretary Named to Chair Pa. Turnpike Commission

ENR Construction

As part of a planned reorganization, the PTC has appointed a new slate of leaders, naming Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards as its Chair

Sales commission or salary: The conudrum

Construction Marketing Ideas

in some fields, such as real estate sales, there seems to be only one answer: pure commission. Residential contracting consultant Michael Stone has never wavered in his belief (and advocacy) that residential contractors should employ sales representatives who work on pure commission.

California Energy Commission slashes flow rates for urinals, faucets

Constructor Magazine

In response to the historic drought being experienced in California, the California Energy Commission has gone beyond WaterSense standards, mandating that new urinal installations use no more than a pint per flush and faucets max out at 1.2-GPM.

U.K. Commission Grounds Plan for New Airport East of London

ENR Construction

In one myopic stroke the Airports Commission has set the debate back by half a century, says London Mayor Boris Johnson. Infrastructure

CEU Article: Pushing the Envelope - The Need for Enhanced Commissioning

SAB Magazine

This is the backbone of commissioning, although like many other things, the devil is in the details. Set goals, check goals, meet goals.

ASHRAE/IES publish first standard focused on commissioning process


ATLANTA – A newly published standard focused on the commissioning process will help ensure a fully functional, fine-tuned facility. read more. Architects Mechanical Systems Sustainable Design and Construction Building Owner Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Plumbing

Studio Gang commissioned to design its first Canadian building


Studio Gang is set to make its first mark in the Great White North as Slate Asset Management has selected the Chicago- and New York-based firm to design a mixed-use tower in Toronto.

Demand for commissioning services on the rise: PECI/BCA survey


Demand for the services of commissioning professionals is rising and will continue to rise into the near future, according to a survey by PECI and the Building Commissioning Association (BCA). PORTLAND, Ore.

Should Commissioning Be Required for Small Buildings?

Construction Dive

Should commissioning be required for all buildings that are designed and built to meet American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 189.1-201, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, regardless of size?

The NYC Public Design Commission recognizes 12 projects with its 2016 Excellence in Design Award


Every year since 1983, New York City’s Public Design Commission has awarded projects with its Excellence in Design Awards, given to public projects in any of the city’s five boroughs. Selected from hundreds of submissions, the Commission reviewed the entries and chose 12 projects to receive the award for 2016.

DC commission approves Gehry's redesign for Eisenhower memorial


has been approved by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission , reports the Washington Post. Frank Gehry ''s updated design for a new Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial in Washington, D.C., Body Image: read more. Architects Cultural Facilities Military Construction Museums

WSP acquires engineering and commissioning firm ccrd


WSP is expanding its national presence by acquiring ccrd, a national MEP engineering and commissioning firm. WSP, headquartered in New York City, now has 1,050 employees in 16 offices across the U.S. This merger will enhance the firm''s capabilities in healthcare and science/technology, something that Houston-based ccrd has extensive expertise in. read more. Engineers

Jean Nouvel commissioned to design Islam Museum next to WTC


Soho Properties’ CEO Sharif El-Gamal commissioned French architect Jean Nouvel to design the Islam Museum on a site the company purchased on 49-51 Park Place for $10.7

Does Commissioning Make Sense for Non-LEED Systems?

Construction Dive

Does commissioning make sense when it is not required for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project certification? Senior Commissioning Consultant Mitchell Chvilicek this question, noting that the building at issue has “many” other energy systems aside from those required for commissioning by LEED that potentially could be targeted for the process.

Fuji Vegetable Oil Investing $70M In Louisiana Production Facility

Business Facilities Blog

Capital Investment Daily News Featured Food Processing Louisiana Workforce Development Business Incentives corporate expansion Employment Fuji Vegetable Oil JEDCO Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission LED FastStart Louisiana Economic DevelopmentThe new specialty oils processing facility will result in 39 new direct jobs in Jefferson Parish, with the help of the LED FastStart workforce training program.

Commissioning Expert Reports Rampant Shortcomings in Building Performance, Suggests Solutions

Construction Dive

” panelist George Trapp, a commissioning agent with In-Posse LLC, suggested that a significant part of the problem lies in the level of involvement and communication among certain key players who have a hand in maximizing a building’s green potential. We need to get the right people into these commissioning kickoff meetings so that they understand the nuances of working on a high-performance building as opposed to a typically constructed building.

Green Building Services Principal Offers Advice for Achieving LEED v4 Commissioning Objectives

Construction Dive

With Version 4 of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4) rating system, “there are more requirements for commissioning the electrical distribution system and plumbing systems; make sure they are understood and scoped properly.” Principal Richard Manning offered for those professionals striving to achieve commissioning objectives via LEED v4. Click here to see what else he suggested for meeting LEED v4 commissioning goals

ConsensusDocs releases first standard agreement for commissioning contracting


ConsensusDocs has released the 820 Owner and Commissioning Authority Agreement. The ConsensusDocs 820 also establishes the rights and obligations of the professional who will serve as the Commission Authority. The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money from operation and maintenance costs regarding energy performance.

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

Business Facilities Blog

Advanced Manufacturing Agriculture Arkansas Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Foreign Direct Investment Governor's Report Magazine Highlights Manufacturing Office, IT & Call Centers Public-Private Partnerships Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Arkansas Economic Development Commission BF-Jan/Feb-2018 Cybersecurity Economic Development Employment Expansion foreign direct investment Governor Asa Hutchinson Site Selection timber

FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claims

Green Building Law Update

Four paint companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively promoted products as containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or as emission free, including during and immediately after application.

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