2022 40 Under 40: Charles Jackson III, PE, PMP, CxA, CEM, 39

Commissioning Team Manager, Sustainable Building Partners; BS, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University

By Amara Rozgus, Chris Vavra, and Christina Miller May 16, 2022

From the age of 10, Jackson knew he wanted to be an engineer. He now has more than a decade of experience as a project manager and is skilled in the systematic and documented commissioning processes to ensure government, commercial and mission critical facility infrastructure systems perform efficiently and operate as designed. Jackson conducts reviews to ensure compliance with client criteria, codes, standards, local regulations and company policies/procedures. Using this knowledge has allowed him to author sections in the new revised ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline. He has experience managing and commissioning multiple types of projects, including mission critical facilities, data centers, federal, commercial, health care and residential. He has worked on one of the most significant renovation projects, the Pentagon Renovation Program. Managing large multiphase renovation projects allowed Jackson to understand the complexities of swing spaces, outages, partial-testing and phased turnovers. His knowledge of building systems includes HVAC/R, electrical, fire alarm, fire protection, security, telecom and integrated building technologies. He also has experience commissioning complex power switching sequences, battery backup and systemwide pull-the-plug scenarios. Jackson’s background as a contractor, designer, consultant and owner’s representative allows him to have a well-rounded view of the entire construction process, ensuring the client’s goals are being met. Jackson enjoys working out — boxing and basketball are favorites. He’s also a Philadelphia 76ers fan, has attended many games and rarely misses a game on TV. Jackson also loves traveling and has been to many exotic locations on different continents. He’s also a sci-fi and fantasy fan and loves reading or listening to audiobooks whenever he can, believing they help keep the mind flowing for new ideas.