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.

Understanding retro commissioning


One of the biggest criticisms of the LEED process is its claim that using it will help save on operating costs, while in fact, many projects don’t reach that goal. Of course, until a building is completed and systems begin to operate, the owner doesn’t know how much energy the building really uses.

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Top 10 Commissioning (Cx) Pitfalls

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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.

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.

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6 Reasons to [properly] Commission your Building

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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 […].

Increase the value of your commissioning process

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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.

OK Commission Says Workers' Comp Alternative Unconstitutional

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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."

FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claims

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

New York City Adopts New Construction Safety Training Law

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A city commission will decide what training is appropriate

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

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

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

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Chooses Arkansas For First North American Facility

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Arkansas Asia-Pacific Capital Investment Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing Taxes & Incentives Arkansas Economic Development Commission Business Incentives cotton Economic Development Employment Site Selection textiles Workforce DevelopmentThe China-based textile manufacturer will invest $410M, create up to 800 jobs in Forrest City, AR. Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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.

Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provides access to a team of highly skilled professionals who provide technical assistance, at no charge, to help streamline the development of projects and proposals. Source: Texas Workforce Commission).

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State Focus – Utah: Consistently Excellent

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The Utah Film Commission says 2015 was a blockbuster year for movie makers in Utah. In addition to the 35 films that were shot in Utah, the film commission says there are currently nine projects in the pre-production phase in the state.

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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

Chinese Government Requiring Buildings to Meet New Green Standards by 2015

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will issue a green building code that requires existing buildings to meet mandatory new green building standards by 2013.

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.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

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Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs. Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

AGC of Utah Adds Key New Components to Its Safety Training Facility

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The new components were purchased with a $45,000 grant from the Utah Labor Commission, AGC member funds and materials donations

Bechtel Tapped To Minimize Delays On Toronto Subway Project

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Commission approves a sole-source contract. Infrastructure

U.S. Trade Panel Wades into Caterpillar-Wirtgen Patent Dispute

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International Trade Commission begins studies of patent-infringment complaints by each company against the other

SIG SAUER Moving Ammunition Manufacturing To Arkansas

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Arkansas Daily News Featured Post Manufacturing ammunition manufacturing Arkansas Economic Development Commission blog-May-2016 Business Incentives corporate real estate expansion Jacksonville manufacturing SIG SAUER Site SelectionSIG SAUER, Inc.

Arrests Raise Concrete Concerns on Hong Kong Bridge Project

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The Independent Commission Against Corruption alleges that lab staff may have falsified reports

Simmons Foods Opens Arkansas Ingredient Production Facility

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Arkansas Capital Investment Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Food Processing Arkansas Economic Development Commission Economic Development Employment Expansion ingredient facility Simmons Foods Site SelectionThe company has invested an estimated $30 million in the project, and expects to create 78 new jobs at the Siloam Springs facility. . Read: Simmons Foods Opens Arkansas Ingredient Production Facility.

Architect BIG Gets Museum Commission From Swiss Watchmaker

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BIG selected to design watchmaking museum in Switzerland. Buildings

AIA releases new architect commissioning document


The American Institute of Architects has released AIA Document C203 – 2017 Standard Form of Consultant’s Services: Commissioning. C203-2017 replaces B211-2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning.

Smart Grid Program Created Nearly 2,700 Jobs In First Quarter 2013

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These include nearly 900 direct full-time equivalent jobs at the utility and its contractors as submitted in a report to the Illinois Commerce Commission, plus nearly 1,800 indirect full-time equivalent positions. Great Lakes Blog-May-2013 ComEd Exelon Illinois Commerce Commission smart grid

Arkansas: Daisy And Gamo Put U.S. Headquarters In Rogers

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Arkansas Business Report Corporate Headquarters Corporate Real Estate Featured Magazine Highlights Manufacturing Oil & Gas Taxes & Incentives Arkansas Economic Development Commission BF-Jan/Feb-2017 Capital Investment Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Employment Helena Monticello Rogers Site Selection SolfuelsThe consolidated operation of these two well-known airgun lines will add 25 jobs over the next two years. Read Arkansas: Daisy And Gamo Put U.S.

Project Update: Blue Plains AWWTP TDPS & ECF

PC Construction Blog

The Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station and Enhanced Clarification Facility, part of DC Water’s Clean Rivers Program, has begun the final stage prior to going online: commissioning. This winter, the PC Construction team will reach two. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

Pa. Turnpike Commission Approves Toll Increase

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers across the majority of the 550-mile system