In recent years, building owners have grown
increasingly interested in using building commissioning, the process of
verifying building performance and methods, to assure that a building’s design
intent is met during and after construction.
Commissioning is a valuable tool to help owners
optimize a building’s performance, but confusion abounds as to what
commissioning is, who is qualified to perform it and the different types of
commissioning agents. The Commissioning
Symposium: Optimizing Performance through
Commissioning, to be held Thursday, January 9, 8:30 – 11:45
am, as part of Building Innovation 2014:
the National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo, aims to
clear up some of that confusion by providing an introduction to the
Building commissioning has become a growing
project management practice, focused on assisting both public- and
private-sector building owners in reaching their performance goals. However,
misperceptions about commissioning thrive across the building industry, from
building owners, to design professionals, to code officials.
The half-day Commissioning
Symposium will focus on the process of commissioning, the roles of key
participants and the desired results. Speakers will also clarify the differences
between commissioning for new construction and retro-commissioning for existing
Following an introduction to commissioning, two
panels consisting of representative participants in the commissioning process
will address commissioning for new buildings and retro-commissioning
respectively. Audience members will then have an opportunity to get immediate
feedback from the panelists in an interactive question and answer (Q&A)
Register to Attend
Don’t miss this chance to get up to speed on the
benefits of building commissioning.
Register now to
attend Building Innovation 2014 and the Commissioning
Symposium and save. Early-bird rates end 10/31/13.