Start to finish, our team helps you get the job done with expertise on Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)

Today’s building projects often require compressed budgets and schedules, increasingly complex designs and details, challenging installation techniques, and evolving construction materials. Yet, the life cycle and performance requirements for these buildings continue to increase. Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is the best quality assurance/quality control process to meet and exceed an owner’s building performance requirements and is a critical tool to ensure the success of any construction project.

Our design and construction professionals provide the full range of pre-design, design phase, pre-construction, construction, and operations and maintenance phase services and are complimented by our unique testing capabilities for acoustical, structural, thermal, blast resistance, durability, energy, and air/waterproofing performance.

Pre-Design Consulting

  • Work with Building Owner to develop Owner’s Performance Objectives (OPO)
  • Development and acceptance of initial Commissioning Plan
  • Evaluate design concepts against OPO and Architect of Record’s design intent

Design Phase Services

  • Develop and document commissioning specification, establish commissioning team, and identify responsibilities
  • Review project drawings and specifications
  • Develop design concepts with the Architect of Record
  • Perform final review of bid/tender documents
  • Develop construction checklists
  • Coordinate Pre-Bid Meetings and briefing of construction management team

Pre-Construction Phase

  • Review construction sequencing and scheduling
  • Verify material/assembly compatibility
  • Evaluate submittals and shop drawings
  • Coordinate Pre-Construction Commissioning Meetings
  • Oversee construction of mock-up and perform testing with documentation, observations, comments, and recommendations
  • Perform material testing of alternative materials
  • Perform hygrothermal computer modeling (WUFI & THERM)

Construction Phase

  • Finalize Commissioning Plan based on mock-up testing
  • Verify and document field QA/QC programs
  • On-site review and field testing of installations
  • Integration of RFIs and change orders to the Commissioning Plan
  • Provision and follow-up of on-going deficiency lists
  • Attendance at relevant site meetings
  • Coordination of Commissioning Plan items to relevant parties
  • Resolve disputes related to building enclosure performance

Operations & Maintenance Phase

  • Finalization of project commissioning record with warranties and close-out documentation
  • Verify applicable training procedures of building maintenance personnel
  • Update and distribute Commissioning Report