NIBS Will Host BECx Workshop at CxEnergy

Attend the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Workshop on April 16, and earn credits toward a joint NIBS/ASTM certificate in BECx. Held in conjunction with the CxEnergy 2019 Conference & Expo, April 16-18, at the Caribe Royal Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla., this one-day BECx Workshop offers three, two-hour modules as part of the NIBS/ASTM education certificate program.

The modules include:

  • BECx Standards and Process: This module will provide an introduction to the BECx process and requirements outlined in the following documents: ASTM E2813: Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning (the standard upon which this course is based); ASTM E2947: Standard Guide for Building Enclosure Commissioning; LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction; and the International Green Building Code. NIBS Guideline 3-2012: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process will also be discussed as it relates to ASTM E2947 and LEED v4. The program will include an overview of the requirements for the BECx process in each of these documents, as well as discussion of potential challenges and opportunities for implementing BECx within each of these standards.
  • BECx Laboratory Testing: This module will introduce laboratory test standards and manufacturer testing that is used to set performance standards in project specifications. The process and requirements for project laboratory mock-up tests, including for structural, air leakage and water penetration and more will be reviewed. The program will explain the methodologies and rationales for specific tests required by ASTM International, National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). The presentation will cover manufacturer testing and performance laboratory mock-up testing, as well as specific protocols for testing.
  • BECx Control Layers 2: This module will present theories and practices that center on design and specification of layers for air leakage and air leakage control, in particular, air barriers. It also will explain the enclosure’s role in sheltering the building against water and vapor penetration, most particularly at the joints between materials or components. It will discuss BECx design reviews in terms of the control layers that protect the enclosure.

The workshop instructors are Will Babbington, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal and Façade Design Director at Studio NYL in Denver; Elizabeth O. Cassin, RA, LEED AP, Associate Principal and Unit Manager at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in Chicago; Andrea DelGiudice, PE, Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in Washington, D.C.; and Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, BECxP, Senior Project Manager at Gale Associates Inc. in Weymouth, Mass.

NIBS BECx Workshop participants receive a 10 percent discount to CxEnergy 2019. The sixth annual CxEnergy Conference & Expo offers 32 American Institute of Architects-approved technical presentations for commissioning; testing, adjusting & balancing (TAB); and energy management professionals. Hear case studies and best practices on how to optimize building performance; extend the life cycle of vital heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and building systems; and improve occupant comfort. Over 40 companies in the Expo Hall will showcase software, instruments, controls and services for building, facility and measurement & verification (M&V) managers.

CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) and the Energy Management Association (EMA). Supporting organizations include NIBS, the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and Project Haystack.

Register for the BECx Workshop. Use promo code NIBS10 to receive a discount on CxEnergy 2019.

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