Tips for Ensuring Proper Building Enclosure Commissioning

December, 30, 2016 at 23:00


Part Three of our Building Enclosure series will discuss... Tips for Ensuring Proper Building Enclosure Commissioning.

We have put together the following tips to ensure that you are well covered and versed in what you should expect when moving forward with this service:
 
  1. Is the BECx Agent Qualified? A qualified BECx Agent should not only have experience in the Commissioning process, but also demonstrate a vast knowledge in the fundamental principles of building envelope design, engineering, fabrication, installation, and testing of a variety of cladding systems.
     
  2. Understand the standards. Your BECx Agent should be well versed in the accepted industry standards which include ASTM E2813, Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning; ASTM E2947, Standard Guide for Building Enclosure Commissioning, NIBS Guideline 3-2006 and ASHRAE Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems.
     

  3. Comprehensive Building Envelope Commissioning Plan. Your BECx Agent should not only provide you with a plan for how they will handle the testing and inspection of you envelope systems, because if an issue arises at that time in the process, you may be at risk for significant schedule delays or cost overruns.  Ensure that your BECx Agent is prepared to be fully engaged with the design and construction teams to ensure that details and specifications are properly developed, and that correct material choices are being made to meet the project goals.  The BECx Agent should be well versed in the Architectural Design process, ensuring that they can work together with the team throughout all of the phases to deliver not only a high performing envelope system, but also providing support in achieving the project’s overall design intent.

Would you like more information about Building Enclosure Cx? Email us at info@horizon-engineering.com. We are also available to schedule a phone call or meeting to discuss your needs/questions!

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