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Commissioning July 22, 2024

10 ways AE workers can maximize vacation time

Morrissey Goodale offers 10 tips for AE workers for making the most of their vacation time this summer.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 19, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: July 19, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported twelve domestic and six global transactions in France, the U.K., Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 15, 2024

The most perilous decision for the loneliest CEO, part 2

Morrissey Goodale finishes the story of one CEO's hard choice in leading her AE firm with five anecdotes on overcoming specific challenges.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 12, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: July 12, 2024

This week, Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic and eight global transactions in countries including the U.K., Finland and France

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 28, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: June 28, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported four domestic and six global transactions in Luxemburg, France, the U.K., Australia and Singapore

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 21, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 21, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and five global transactions in the Philippines, the U.K., France, Canada and Australia

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 20, 2024

Here are the five key steps to successful building retro-commissioning

Learn the five core steps to retro-commissioning an existing building

By Daniel Fraiser, PE, CCP
Commissioning June 14, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisitions update: June 14, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and four global transactions in Sweden, Finland, the U.K. and Chile

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 10, 2024

Eight mid-year merger and acquisition updates

Morrissey Goodale's eight updates on mergers and acquisitions in the architectural engineering space

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 7, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: June 7, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and six global transactions in Canada, Norway, Sweden, Malaysia and the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 31, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: May 31, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and five global transactions in Spain, Ireland, Canada and Norway

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 24, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: May 24, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and five global transactions in Italy, Japan, France, Spain, Australia and the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 17, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: May 17, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic and five global transactions in the Philippines, Spain, the U.K., Canada and Australia

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 14, 2024

Lead the charge against fear and resistance to AI in your AE firm

Morrissey Goodale outlines a strategy for implementing AI in AE firms that may be resistant to the change

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 13, 2024

2024 40 Under 40: Brandi Sauter, LEED AP, 39

Section Manager, Burns & McDonnell; Masters of Architecture, The Ohio State University

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning May 10, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: May 10, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic transactions and two global transactions in the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 6, 2024

The all-pervasive nature of private equity

Morrissey Goodale outlines the impact of private equity on design and environmental engineering firms

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 3, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: May 3, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported ten domestic and six global transactions in France, the U.K., Canada and Germany.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 29, 2024

Project management lessons from other industries for AE firms

Morrissey Goodale looks to other industries to gain insights on best practices for project management for AE firms

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 27, 2024

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed commissioning articles in 2024

Read the best commissioning articles about emergency generators, fire sprinkler systems, transformers and more.

By Tyler Wall
Commissioning April 26, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: April 26, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and two global transactions in the U.K. and Norway

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 22, 2024

Increased mergers in the architectural engineering industry

The ongoing wave of consolidation in the AE industry is changing the national, regional and local environment

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 19, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: April 19, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and four global transactions in the U.K., Australia and Canada

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 12, 2024

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer content, April 5-11, 2024

Top 5 articles this week covered topics including translating Baby Boomer language for younger workers, 2024 POY nominations, EV service equipment design and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning April 12, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: April 12, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and six global transactions involving companies from Canada, Spain, Japan, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 8, 2024

Translating Baby Boomer language for younger generations

Morrissey Goodale outlines four phrases Baby Boomers might use in the workplace, and how younger generations can understand them better

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 5, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: April 5, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported thirteen domestic and three global transactions in Canada, Australia and the UAE

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 29, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: March 29, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and eight global transactions in the U.K., Canada, Finland and Australia

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 22, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: March 22, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic and three global transactions involving companies from Australia, Ireland and the UK

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 15, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: March 15, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported nine domestic and three global transactions involving companies from the U.S., United Kingdom and Sweden.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 8, 2024

Weekly mergers and acquisitions update: March 8, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported ten domestic and eight global transactions in countries including Finland, Canada and Sweden

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 8, 2024

Helping engineers understand and optimize financial concepts

Learn understand financial concepts, implement cost management and optimize cashflow in this upcoming webcast.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning March 4, 2024

Top 10 financial management sins for AE companies, part 1

AE companies are doing well in this climate, but can find themselves getting into trouble by not being financially responsible.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 1, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: March 1, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic and three global transactions in Sweden, Norway and Canada

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 26, 2024

Addressing five forms of procrastination for AE firms

Mick Morrissey outlines five common forms of procrastination and what to do about them to achieve success for an AE firm.

By Mick Morrissey
Commissioning February 23, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 23, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and one global transaction in Luxembourg

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 19, 2024

Three tough choices for architecture engineering CEOs

Morrissey Goodale outlines three tough choices architecture and engineering (A/E) firm CEO's face daily.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 12, 2024

Debunking merger, acquisition myths by the numbers

Morrissey Goodale discusses architecture engineering firms mergers with statistics and what they mean for the future.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 9, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 9, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and nine global transactions from companies in Canada, Australia, Ireland and the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 5, 2024

Strategic growth planning ideas for regional expansion

Morrissey Goodale discusses ways that architectural engineering firms can expand within their regions

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 2, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 2, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic transactions and three global transactions involving companies from the U.S., Malaysia, the U.K. and the UAE.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 29, 2024

The future of AI and machine learning for the AE industry

Morrissey Goodale discusses AI and machine learning in the architecture and engineering spaces in this interview

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 26, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: January 26, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and three global transactions.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 19, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: January 19, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic and two global transactions in Canada and the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 8, 2024

Nine engineering firms leading in firm acquisition

Morrissey Goodale reports on nine of the top engineering firms leading industry consolidation in the AE industry.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 5, 2024

Weekly merger and acquisition update: January 5, 2024

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and one global transaction in France and Belgium.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning December 29, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: December 29, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three domestic and three global transactions in Sweden, Australia and Canada

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning December 15, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: December 15 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three domestic and three global transactions in Sweden, Australia and Canada

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning December 11, 2023

Market snapshot: Retail (part one)

Morrissey Goodale reports on trends and fast-growing hot spots for the retail industry

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning December 8, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: Decmber 8, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and four global transactions in Canada and Australia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning December 4, 2023

Market snapshot: Surveying and mapping (part two)

Morrissey Goodale reports on growth patterns in the mapping and surveying industry.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning December 1, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: December 1, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic and eight global transactions in Canada, the U.K., Sweden, Hungary, Australia and Norway.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning November 22, 2023

Video: Unifying data from diverse systems and sources to enable wholebuilding analytics FDD and KPI analysis

An introduction to the concept of an IDL and the factors involved in achieving the necessary functionality to acquire and normalize data to support real-world applications.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning November 17, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: November 17, 2023

Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and two global transactions in Canada, Germany and the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning November 14, 2023

Organization structure: Beyond the boxes

Mark Goodale explains different kinds of organizational structures and what kinds of firms each might work for

By Mark Goodale
Commissioning November 10, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: November 10, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported nine domestic and three global transactions in Canada, France and India.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning November 8, 2023

Commissioning Giants’ revenue surges $100 million over last year

The 2023 Commissioning Giants data reports on the top 25 firms

By Amara Rozgus
Commissioning November 8, 2023

Video: Commissioning of food service spaces overview challenges and lessons learned

Whether it’s a café in an office building or a full-scale restaurant, a meal is always nearby. When constructing large and complex facilities, the systems required for food service spaces are commonly overlooked.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning November 6, 2023

How architectural engineering firms can gain traction for growth

If a strategic plan isn't working, there are five main reasons why the plan isn't working as well as expected and how to fix it.

By Mark Goodale
Commissioning November 3, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: November 3, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported nine domestic and for global transactions in the U.K., France, Australia and Canada

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 27, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: October 27, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic and three global transactions in Austria, Italy, Australia and the U.K. 

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 23, 2023

What it takes to create a high-performing acquisition

Mick Morrissey gives advice on how to create a successful acquisition before and after the merge for an AE firm.

By Mick Morrissey
Commissioning October 20, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: October 20, 2023

Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic transactions and three global transactions in Australia, the U.K., Italy and Austria.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 16, 2023

Six ethical dilemmas for AE firms and five ways to think them through

Determining the right course of action can be challenging, especially when services span various industries and require specialized expertise

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 13, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: October 13, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and four global transactions involving companies from the U.S., U.K., Norway and Australia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 9, 2023

10 ways the AE industry won’t change

While everything in the AE industry seems to be constantly moving, some parts of the industry will remain stable throughout.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 6, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: October 6, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported nine domestic and seven global transactions in Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, the U.K. and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning October 2, 2023

Eight common mistakes on AE board of directors and six ways to fix them

There are eight common mistakes firms make when they create their board of directors. Six tips on fixing these common issues are highlighted.

By Mark Goodale
Commissioning September 30, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: September 29, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale six domestic and five global transactions in France, Australia, Canada, the U.K. and Sweden.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning September 29, 2023

Uponor celebrates grand opening of new experience center

Uponor announces its new experience center in Minnesota, which expands their North American headquarters

By Uponor
Commissioning September 25, 2023

AE industry tapping the brakes on raises and bonuses

Mark Goodale discusses changes in worker compensation from January to September of this year.

By Mark Goodale
Commissioning September 22, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: September 22, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic transactions and one global transaction in the UK.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning September 15, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: September 15, 2023

This past week Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic transactions and three global transactions in India, the UK and Thailand.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning September 13, 2023

What made for another strong year for the MEP Giants?

After record M&A activity in 2021, the 2023 MEP Giants rode the momentum to another active year

By Nick Belitz
Commissioning September 8, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: September 8, 2023

This past week Morrissey Goodale reported eight domestic and four global transactions in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning September 1, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: September 1, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven domestic and one global transaction in Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 28, 2023

Eleven ways to encourage worker productivity at your AE firm

Consider these 11 tips to deal with the complicated reality of underperforming workers and how to make them better.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 25, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: August 25, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic transactions and one global transaction in the UK.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 23, 2023

Commissioning conference opens call for abstracts for 2024 show

CxEnergy 2024 issued a call for abstracts for presentations for its commissioning conference on more than a dozen topics.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning August 21, 2023

Take control to keep rising stars employed at your AE firm

Morrissey Goodale outlines seven ways to keep rising stars in your AE firm happy and successful.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 18, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: August 18, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic transactions in Florida, Texas, Ohio and Kentucky.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 11, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: August 11, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and four global transactions involving companies from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Singapore and Denmark.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 7, 2023

Conservation and development market snapshot, Part 1

Morrissey Goodale reports recent changes in the conservation industry and what it means for the AE industry.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 4, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: August 4, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and four global transactions involving companies from the U.S., U.K., Australia, France and China.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 28, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: July 28, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three domestic transactions and one global transaction in the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 21, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: July 21, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five domestic and two global transactions from companies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 14, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: July 14, 2023

Morrissey Goodale reported 13 domestic and five global transactions this week.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning July 7, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: July 7, 2023

Morrissey Goodale reported six domestic and five global transactions this week.

Commissioning June 30, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 30, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five U.S. deals and five international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 23, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 23, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and six international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 16, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 16, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five U.S. deals and five international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Spain and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 9, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 9, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Norway and Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning June 2, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: June 2, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported four U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Iceland, Denmark, Ireland and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 26, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: May 26, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven U.S. deals and two international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Egypt.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 22, 2023

CEO succession planning for A/E firms

CEO succession planning and execution tends to vary depending on a firm’s capitalization structure.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 19, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: May 19, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and one international deal involving companies from the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 12, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: May 12, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported seven U.S. deals and seven international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, and UAE.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 5, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: May 5, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and seven international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 4, 2023

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed commissioning articles in 2023

Read the best articles about commissioning including Commissioning Giants, commissioning without capital investments, savings degradation and more

By Tyler Wall
Commissioning April 28, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: April 28, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five U.S. deals and three international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 21, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: April 21, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, France and Australia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 14, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: April 14, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five U.S. deals and three international deals involving companies from Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 7, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: April 7, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported thirteen U.S. deals and eight international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Morocco, New Zealand, and Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning April 4, 2023

Benefits of being an under-performing A/E firm

Traditionally, when the AE industry has experienced boom times, M&A has increased in line with the confidence of strategic acquirers and investors, but that's not the case right now.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 31, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: March 31, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five U.S. deals and one international deal involving companies from the United Kingdom and Denmark.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 24, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: March 24, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported four U.S. deals and three international deals involving companies from France, Ireland, Oman, and Australia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 17, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: March 17, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported four U.S. deals and nine international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Australia, Saudi Arabia, France and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 10, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: March 10, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported nine U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, and the Netherlands.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 3, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: March 3, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eleven U.S. deal and one international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 1, 2023

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed content, February 2023

Read the best content in February 2023 including: Commissioning Giants, codes and standards, product of the year, emergency generator systems, power and more

By Christina Miller
Commissioning February 24, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 24, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and six international deals involving companies from France, Romania, The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Hungary and Denmark.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 17, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 17, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and six international deals involving companies from Australia, Spain, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 10, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 10, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from Finland and the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 6, 2023

The state of industry consolidation

Patterns of industry consolidation on display in 2022 can offer keen observers insight into the changing shape of the A&E industry.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 3, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: February 3, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported 13 U.S. deals and four international deals involving companies from Australia and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning February 3, 2023

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: January 27-February 2, 2023

The most viewed content from the past week covered Commissioning Giants, codes and standards, condenser water system strategies and power generation

By Christina Miller
Commissioning February 1, 2023

Where raises, bonuses are headed in 2023 for A&E firms

For A&E employees, the size of the bonus for this year depends on seniority and the type of A&E firm they are in.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 27, 2023

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: January 20-26, 2023

The most viewed content from the past week covered Commissioning Giants, condenser water system strategies, codes and standards and power generation.

By Christina Miller
Commissioning January 27, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: January 27, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eight U.S. deals and two international deals involving companies from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 20, 2023

Weekly merger and acquisition update: January 20, 2023

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five U.S. deals and three international deals involving companies from Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 18, 2023

AE firms increasing pay to retain employees

Faced with widespread staffing issues, managers in A&E are expected to continue doling out larger raises and bonuses in 2023 to retain current employees.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning January 11, 2023

Is 2023 a return to the “old” normal for the A/E industry?

What was accepted as normal before the COVID-19 pandemic might be returning to the A/E industry.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning November 22, 2022

Company announces preliminary technical program

A preliminary technical program was announced for CxEnergy 2023, which will cover many topics for commissioning experts, energy management professionals, MEP engineers, building owners and more.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning November 16, 2022

Video: Integrating Meter Data, Equipment and Tariff Rates for ECM Identification, Assessment and Verification

Data is essential for energy efficiency efforts. Interval meter data has long been the primary focus of analysis in M&V and energy analysis.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning October 28, 2022

Commissioning: Bridging the gap between construction and operations

Learn the basics of maximizing operating efficiency after building completion

By Charles W Jackson III
Commissioning September 26, 2022

Eight questions for the AE industry in the fall

Eight frequent questions pertaining to the A/E industry are highlighted with advice for industry CEOs and investors.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning August 15, 2022

Project Profile: UNC Health Surgical Tower Commissioning

The Surgical Tower project is a new 325,000 SF medical tower including 24 fully licensed operating rooms.

By University of North Carolina
Commissioning August 15, 2022

Project Profile: One Vanderbilt

The commissioning process for a job of this magnitude was extremely complex due to the size of the building, the relationship to the future office and retail tenants, and the coordination among a myriad of public transportation options connecting to the tower.

By Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Commissioning August 15, 2022

Seven things to consider when selling your AE firm

Selling your AE or environmental firm can be a daunting process

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning May 10, 2022

Will your facility fail when it matters?

Integrated testing steps of building systems beyond HVAC.

By Mark A. Gelfo
Commissioning May 3, 2022

Retro-commissioning taboo: The ugly truth of savings degradation and what to do about it

Evaluating and adjusting energy systems can enable a healthcare facility to focus on its mission: patient care.

By Ashley Downes
Commissioning April 28, 2022

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed commissioning articles in 2022

Read the best articles about commissioning including commissioning giants, commissioning processes, smart buildings and more.

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning April 8, 2022

Weekly merger and acquisition update: April 8, 2022

This week Morrissey Goodale reported ten U.S. deals and six international deals involving companies from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland and Japan.

By Morrissey Goodale
Commissioning March 14, 2022

Tips for performing integrated systems testing

Integrated systems testing incorporates multiple related systems, rather than a single piece of equipment or a single system

By Chris Smith
Commissioning February 17, 2022

Clash detection in building information modeling

Like improvements from 64-bit games to 4K virtual reality epics, there has been a parallel evolution in Building Information Modeling.

By Dodge Construction Network
Commissioning February 11, 2022

Tips for Fast-Tracking Construction Projects Responsibly

“I wanna go fast!”

By Elizabeth Jenkins
Commissioning January 14, 2022

Improving energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency using FCAs Retro-Cx and energy road maps

A certified member from the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) joins a panel outlining different pathways building owners, commissioning providers, and energy managers can improve energy efficiency and overall operations, including maintenance, sustainability and resilience.

By Energy Management Association (EMA)
Commissioning December 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, November 2021

Read the best articles in November 2021 including: Product of the Year winners, Commissioning Giants, power factor correction, BAS replacements and more.

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning November 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, October 2021

Read the best articles in October 2021 including: Commissioning Giants, chilled water plant performance, holistic lighting systems and more.

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning October 29, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: October 22-28, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Commissioning giants, life safety requirements, automated fault detection diagnostics, BIM and COVID-19, and UV light benefits

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning October 22, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: October 15-21, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Commissioning giants, emergency lighting codes, environmental conservation, circuit coordination and IAQ facilities.

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning October 22, 2021

Deliver smart buildings using CSI Division 25, commissioning

The use of CSI Division 25 and commissioning are critical to the successful design and operation of a smart building

By Timothy Howe, Marcus Myers and Jeri Pickett
Commissioning October 15, 2021

2021 Commissioning Giants

The 2021 Commissioning Giants data reports on the top 25 firms

By Amara Rozgus
Commissioning October 15, 2021

The future of building commissioning

As technology changes, commissioning becomes more enhanced and advanced

By Liz Fischer
Commissioning August 17, 2021

What is commissioning?

Understanding the process for realizing efficient buildings that meet the requirements of their owner.

By Jordan & Skala Engineers
Commissioning July 20, 2021

Commissioning emergency power systems

Commissioning emergency power supply systems requires thorough knowledge of codes and several building systems

By Jesse Felter and Mark A. Gelfo
Commissioning December 1, 2020

Ask an expert: Justin Garner provides input on COVID-19

Learn from an expert at Engineered Air Balance Co. about the engineering, commissioning, test and balance and business aspects of COVID-19

By Justin Garner, PE, LEED AP, CxA
Commissioning November 6, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: October 30 to November 5, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Commissioning giants, hot water heating boilers, hospital ventilation, electrical systems and higher ed design.

By Chris Vavra
Commissioning October 15, 2020

2020 Commissioning Giants

The 2020 Commissioning Giants data reports on the top 25 firms

By Amara Rozgus
Commissioning October 13, 2020

Commissioning Guideline offers best practices, approaches

ACG’s reimagined document recognizes new priorities now that commissioning is business as usual

By The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning June 30, 2020

Commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis

Troy Byers from Commissioning Consultants provides input on how commissioning of HVAC systems is being handled during COVID-19

By Troy Byers, PE, CxA, TBE, LEED AP, NEBB CP
Commissioning June 11, 2020

Peer review of MEP engineering, commissioning services for alternate care site provided

Peter Basso Associates was asked to provide a peer review and MEP services for a temporary field hospital in Michigan.

By Camille Thompson
Commissioning April 7, 2020

Video: Challenges of Phased Projects from the Commissioning Perspective

There are challenges for the commissioning process with projects that have a phased turnover scheduled, but there are ways to mitigate them.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning March 31, 2020

Video: Commissioning in the Building Codes

Commissioning has been increasingly integrated into codes and standards and there are tools commissioning authorities and code officials can use to support compliance with these codes.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning March 24, 2020

Video: Using State-of-the-Art Fault Detection & Diagnostics Tools in MBCx

Automated fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) is a powerful tool in the fast-growing area of monitoring-based commissioning.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning March 17, 2020

Video: Using Data Analytics to Automate and Enhance the Commissioning Process

Consultants in commissioning, energy management, monitoring and verification analytics software is a powerful tool and it provides new service offerings to improve facility performance and eliminate drift.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning February 18, 2020

Video: Commissioning Electrical Systems in Mission Critical Facilities

Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities requires great care and planning and save clients the extreme costs from system outages due to improperly tested equipment or insufficient levels of testing

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning February 4, 2020

Video: Tales of Commissioning a Net Zero Building: Lombardo Center at Millersville University

This case study presentation examines the challenges and rewards associated with making the Lombardo Center at Millersville University a net zero building.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning January 21, 2020

Video: Greater than the Sum of its Parts The Interdependence of MEP and Envelope Cx

This presentation will discuss the “whole building” commissioning process, industry standards, and code requirements to show how a well-integrated BECx + MEP Cx process provides synergistic benefits to building owners and enhances building performance.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning January 7, 2020

Video: Commissioning a Biomass Heating System in a Remote Alaska Community

The Southeast Island School District (SISD) learned valuable lessons that led to improved Owner’s Project Requirements, revised design criteria, and important startup and operational criteria.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning December 17, 2019

Video: Commonly Made Commissioning Mistakes

This list of commonly made mistakes and oversights illustrates a perfect storm of commissioning folly.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning November 12, 2019

Video: Commissioning of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Massive Project…Details Matter

This presentation demonstrates how commissioning activities were incorporated as early as possible into the construction schedule, reveals how Cx data was tracked to resolution, and highlights Cx activities for the stadium’s remarkable 1.2 million gallon rainwater retention and re-use system.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning November 5, 2019

Video: Evolution and Benefits of a District Wide Commissioning Program

Orange County Public Schools is the ninth largest in the U.S. In 2009, OCPS initiated a commissioning program for new schools and major school additions limited to HVAC systems, construction and acceptance (testing) phase Cx services.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning October 14, 2019

The value of building commissioning: current market status

The Building Commissioning Association partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to confirm the value of commissioning for providers, facility owners and building industry stakeholders

Commissioning October 14, 2019

Linking commissioning, TAB to deliver better buildings

When the commissioning authority and the testing, adjusting and balancing contractor collaborate throughout the design and construction phases, it results in improved building construction

By Phil Allen, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, CCP, Peter Basso Associates, Troy, Michigan
Commissioning September 24, 2019

Video: Managing Commissioning in a 185-Facility Health Care Corporation

This presentation will focus on how HCA utilizes a Cx database to assist two commissioning agents with this workload.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning September 17, 2019

Video: The Case for Cx: Updated Landmark Study Shows Evolution of Cx Costs & Benefits 2004-2018

This session will explore the results and findings of a 2018 update to the database and study, and discuss the challenges of accurate data gathering, particularly for ongoing and monitoringbased Cx.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning September 16, 2019

What makes building commissioning successful on a project

The continuous development of the construction industry combined with the Great Recession has left the impression that commissioning is a commodity-based service to be engaged as required by certain codes and authorities.

By Greg York
Commissioning September 9, 2019

New Belgium Brewing Company: East Coast Brewery & Distribution Commissioning

Commissioning for maximum production.

By Affiliated Engineers
Commissioning September 6, 2019

4 Signs Your Commissioning Expert Will Get You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’

How do you know that you’re hiring the commissioning agents who will help you save the most money over the long haul of your building?

By Steve Carroll
Commissioning August 30, 2019

How Ongoing Commissioning Could Benefit Your Manufacturing Operation

With new technology, there is another option to consider — and it potentially could save you even more and extend your building’s life even longer.

By Steve Carroll
Commissioning August 13, 2019

AKF Group project profile: Millersville University Net Zero Lombardo Welcome Center

Millersville University Net Zero Lombardo Welcome Center, Millersville, PA

By AKF Group
Commissioning August 13, 2019

Burns & McDonnell project profile: DFW Airport Terminal Renewal & Improvement Program

DFW Airport Terminal Renewal & Improvement Program, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

By Burns & McDonnell
Commissioning May 3, 2019

What you need to know about building commissioning

The unprecedented technology advancements of the last three decades have only made the built environment more sophisticated, but at the same time the perceived relevance of commissioning has suffered.

By John Wixson
Commissioning April 10, 2019

PBA Chairman, Peter J. Basso, PE, FASHRAE, and Principal Randy M. Wisniewski share Experience/Thoughts on Peer Review – A Commissioning Fringe Benefit or More

Basso and Wisniewski of PBA, Suggest Input from 'Knowledgeable, Experienced Peer Reviewers'

By Peter J. Basso, PE, FASHRAE, Chairman and Randy M. Wisniewski, Director of CA/CX Services, PBA
Commissioning April 9, 2019

Designing resilient buildings

Existing building commissioning (EBCx) is a vital factor in designing resilient buildings.

By Woody Thompson, PE, CxA, CEM, REP, CBCP, CPMP, LEED AP; RS&H, San Antonio
Commissioning March 25, 2019

Commissioning of electrical systems

Commissioning of electrical systems has become an integral and well-established part of the building design and construction process. However, as cities and states increasingly pass more stringent energy legislation while new technologies continue to present countless possibilities, building systems will get smarter and more interconnected—and the role commissioning plays in the built environment will continue to expand.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP; Ander Sahonero, PE; Gaurav Thatte, EIT; and Rahul Mittal, EIT; Arup, Los Angeles
Commissioning March 14, 2019

Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning

The need for testing and commissioning electrical equipment and systems varies by project, client, system, and building codes.

By Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP, SmithGroup, Chicago 
Commissioning March 5, 2019

Video: Case Study: Re-Commissioning an Industrial Gas Chiller

This case study examines re-starting, re-commissioning, and optimizing an industrial gas chiller used for drying well-head natural gas.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning February 26, 2019

Video: Integrate Operational Readiness Services with Building Commissioning

This session provides attendees methods and techniques for integrating operational readiness services into existing Cx offerings.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Commissioning February 19, 2019

Video: Decommissioning: What You Need to Know in the Absence of Standards

This case study investigates the exterior and interior of a school, identifying risks and findings with over 10 hazardous material categories that will help engineers create a more ideal demolition.

By Rogeh Alnajjar, PhD, PE, CxA; Mina Alnajjar, LEED AP
Commissioning January 29, 2019

Video: How is Energy Resiliency Dependent Upon Commissioning?

This presentation will convey the importance and dependence of facility Cx/EBCx as a critical, if not the most important aspect, of energy resiliency.

By CxEnergy
Commissioning January 22, 2019

Video: A NFPA 70B & 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards & Avoid Expensive Shutdowns

This session focuses on the importance of electrical safety and maintenance programs, OSHA requirements and definitions for CFRs 1910.147 & 303 and 305, guidance of NFPA 70E and 70B standards on electrical safety and recommended practice for electrical equipment maintenance.

By Bhanu Srilla, Grace Engineered Products, Inc.
Commissioning December 18, 2018

Video: The Evolution of Commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin

This presentation examines the needs of an institutional client, and the gap left by the traditional new building commissioning process.

By CxEnergy
Commissioning November 16, 2018

10 reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad

To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.

By John Yoon
Commissioning November 13, 2018

7 ways to use drones in building design, construction and maintenance

Drone technology is helping redefine the way we design, construct and maintain buildings.

By Peter Wu
Commissioning November 13, 2018

Video: Fundamentals of Test & Balance for Engineers, Cx & Energy Providers

The presentation covers many of the key test and balance issues that if properly addressed can ensure that any project goes smoothly.

By Brian Venn, TBE, CxA, Mechanical Testing, Inc.
Commissioning October 22, 2018

Case study: Collaborative delivery serves U.S. Coast Guard well

A U.S. Coast Guard multimission building and vessel-support facility project required a revised site plan, ultimately benefitting the project’s overall outcome.

By Matthew Goss, Mario Vecchiarello, Kurt van Heiningen, CDM Smith
Commissioning October 18, 2018

Case study: IPD at work in health care

Collaboration between engineers and contractors leads to waste elimination and cost savings.

By Mike Zorich, PE, LEED AP; and Dave Pflipsen, PE, LEED AP; IMEG Corp.
Commissioning October 17, 2018

Reinforcing the engineer’s role in the IPD method

Integrated project delivery (IPD) requires a team approach and buy-in from all players, including the architect, engineer, contractor, and owner. The consulting engineer plays a significant role in the IPD process.

By Robert J Garra Jr., PE, CannonDesign, Grand Island, N.Y.
Commissioning October 16, 2018

Closing the loop—how commissioning can come full circle

Just about every building project, from a skyscraper to a small hospital renovation, must be commissioned to ensure its safety and functionality. By focusing on proper systems operation, problem solving, and teamwork, commissioning can ensure systems function as intended.

By Mike Haemmerle, PE, & Eric Stephens, PE, CxA, Korda Engineering, Columbus, Ohi
Commissioning October 16, 2018

Video: Tunable White Lighting — Minimize Risk During Commissioning and Satisfy Your Client

This presentation will educate the audience on the user interfaces needed to make immediate changes and verifications to a lighting control system in order to meet WELL building requirements. It also covers commissioning requirements.

By CxEnergy
Commissioning October 15, 2018

Taking design-build further: Southland’s connected solutions

The Design-Build method is growing in popularity as owners become more familiar with its benefits and develop a better understanding of how to approach it.

By Ken Robinson, Southland Industries
Commissioning October 11, 2018

2018 Commissioning Giants

The 2018 Commissioning Giants data reports on the top firms that elected to enter the program this year. Here’s a look at the top 25 firms.

By Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Commissioning October 9, 2018

Video: Leading without Authority: Engaging the Project Team

This presentation explores collaborative techniques and is open to interaction and sharing of additional ideas and methods.

By CxEnergy
Commissioning September 27, 2018

CxEnergy 2019 heading to Orlando

Early exhibitor and sponsorship sales brisk, prospectus now available.

By CxEnergy
Commissioning September 20, 2018

Designing industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities

More than just places to make and store products, industrial, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities are becoming more complex. Owners are more demanding in the face of ever-evolving supply chain demands and technological advancements.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning September 18, 2018

Smart building systems optimization

Integration and interoperability in smart buildings enhance value and reduce risks for the building owner.

By Salvatore Bonetto Jr., RCDD, EIT, CDT; Theodore Fowler, PE, PEng, CannonDesign
Commissioning September 18, 2018

Video: Lab Retro-Cx: The Rebirth of a Research Facility

This presentation explains the changes that are necessary to keep laboratories in the best operational conditions.

By CxEnergy
Commissioning August 14, 2018

Video: Case Study: Cx of South Airport APM/ITM Complex at Orlando International Airport

This session provides a real world example of how to approach the Cx of a $650 million project with multiple contractors and stakeholders.

By Bob Knoedler, PE, CxA, EMP, Hanson Professional Services Inc.; James Hackenberg
Commissioning April 17, 2018

Strategy: It’s not just the name of the game, it’s what your clients want

Strategically alignment now means anticipating future client needs and industry trends.

By Dave Maxwell, Dewberry
Commissioning October 5, 2017

Strategies for electrical labeling and documentation

Electrical equipment must be correctly labeled and documented. Follow these strategies to achieve enhanced safety and documentation.

By Richard Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp.; and Dan Winter, PE, Faith Technologies
Commissioning May 18, 2017

The evolving role of commissioning providers

The role of commissioning providers (CxPs) is changing which means more successful project delivery.

By Bruce A. Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP, Bellevue, Wash.
Commissioning March 14, 2017

Case study: Commissioning at St. Catharines

Commissioning at an Ontario hospital required a wide scope of testing the electrical components.

By Michael Steward, PE, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Chicago
Commissioning December 27, 2016

The difference between mounting and installing

Even in the dictionary, the term mounting is not the same as installing.

By Michael Heinsdorf, PE, LEED AP, CDT, ARCOM MasterSpec, Washington D.C.
Commissioning April 21, 2016

An engineered approach to ongoing commissioning

Ongoing commissioning improves energy efficiency in existing buildings.

By Michael Eardley, PE, LEED, CCP, CBCP, CannonDesign, Boston
Commissioning March 17, 2016

Commissioning and the technology evolution

With smarter application and availability of technology to achieve and drive longer-term performance results, commissioning providers (CxPs) are finding themselves at the forefront to learn, coach, and lead the application of technology in the built environment. Learn the challenges, roles, opportunities, and recommended methods for incorporating technology solutions into the commissioning process and improving building performance.

By Michael Chimack, PE, CEM, and Jesse Sycuro, PE, CEM
Commissioning March 17, 2016

Ten ways to incorporate technology into your commissioning process

Here are the top 10 recommended methods for incorporating technology solutions into the commissioning process and improving building performance.

By Michael Chimack, PE, CEM, and Jesse Sycuro, PE, CEM
Commissioning March 16, 2016

Using online commissioning tools

Properly and strategically positioning an online commissioning tool can significantly differentiate a service provider from its competition, saving time and money and adding significant value.

By Joshua Gepner, Curtis Aubry, and Elizabeth A. Jenkins
Commissioning December 11, 2014

Commissioning lighting systems

The complexity of lighting design has made commissioning of lighting controls an essential part of projects. Commissioning for the most part is voluntary; however, if an owner is contemplating U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification or if ASHRAE 90.1-2010 compliance is required, commissioning is mandatory.

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, Metro CD Engineering LLC, Powell, Ohio
Commissioning December 11, 2014

Warehouse commissioning lighting system

By commissioning the lighting system, this company saved electricity and improved the safety of its high-bay lighting fixtures in this warehouse.

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, Metro CD Engineering LLC, Powell, Ohio
Commissioning August 31, 2014

Building commissioning challenges, solutions

Commissioning, recommissioning, or retro-commissioning, can be a challenge—and the more complex a facility is, the more boxes an engineer has to check to get the job done right. Here, a group of expert engineers explain how to succeed on such projects.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning August 31, 2014

Building commissioning challenges, solutions: Sustainability, energy efficiency

Commissioning, recommissioning, or retro-commissioning, can be a challenge—and the more complex a facility is, the more boxes an engineer has to check to get the job done right. Renewable energy systems, photovoltaics, and other sustainable systems must now be commissioned.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning May 12, 2014

Project Profile: UHAT Facilities

Through benchmarking and strategic energy auditing, together, ES2 and UHAT collaborated to optimize operations and maintenance procedures.

By Jesse Gentling
Commissioning March 26, 2014

Case study: Retro-commissioning a data center

These examples illustrate how a typical direct M&V process can be conducted in RCx projects.

By Moh Heidari, CEM, CBCP, MSME, AlfaTech Consulting Engineers, San Francisco
Commissioning January 17, 2014

Lighting commissioning: Highlighting code compliance

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 provides guidelines for designing lighting and lighting control systems. Commissioning these lighting systems is a key requirement of the 2010 edition of the code.

By Phillip S. Allen, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, Peter Basso Associates, Troy, Mich.
Commissioning January 14, 2014

Averting a data center legal crisis

Engineers involved in data center design can limit their potential exposure by taking a few simple steps.

By Jocelyn L. Knoll, JD, and Colin Wicker, JD, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis
Commissioning October 29, 2013

Commissioning surges ahead

Building commissioning continues to grow, and engineering firms can benefit from adding the service for clients.

By Amara Rozgus
Commissioning October 21, 2013

The state of commissioning in 2013

Despite challenges both new and old, and an economy that is improved but still not roaring, commissioning firms remain hopeful about the upcoming year.

By Ray Bert and Amanda Thomason, AABC Commissioning Group, Washington, D.C.
Commissioning September 26, 2013

ASHRAE Standard 202 on commissioning released

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202: Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems is ASHRAE’s first standard focused on the commissioning process.

Commissioning August 13, 2013

Registration open for ACG commissioning workshop, exam

Registration is open for the next ACG CxA Workshop and Exam, which will be held Sept. 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Commissioning June 27, 2013

Big data archaeology and the consulting engineer

The digital footprint we create today will help anthropologists tomorrow.

By William J. Kosik, PE, CEM, HP Technology Services, Chicago
Commissioning June 13, 2013

Commissioning workshops announced

ACG's CxA workshops and webinars have been scheduled for the rest of 2013.

Commissioning May 29, 2013

NEBB retro-commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB's Technical Retro-Commissioning Seminar and Exam will be held July 17 to 20, 2013.

Commissioning April 17, 2013

Retro-commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB's Retro-Commissioning seminar and exam is being held July 17 to 20, 2013, in Portland, Ore.

Commissioning March 1, 2013

ACG Conference on Total Building Commissioning registration open

ACG's 9th Annual Conference on Total Building Commissioning will include workshops and certification exams.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning January 17, 2013

NEBB Basic Building Systems Commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB is holding a seminar and exam on building systems at IAPMO's world headquarters in Ontario, Calif., April 10-13, 2013.

Commissioning October 26, 2012

Communication in commissioning

An effective commissioning authority must bring far more than technical skills to the project team. Communication skills of all types are key.

By John K. McFarland, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP, WorkingBuildings, Atlanta
Commissioning October 18, 2012

Commissioning the BAS

Following a thorough commissioning process that incorporates best practices is essential in delivering a building that meets user requirements and design intent.

By Mike Eardley, PE, LEED AP, CCP, Cannon Design
Commissioning October 17, 2012

Commissioning best practices: Electrical — Top 10 deficiencies and challenges

These are the most common deficiencies or challenges workers face when working on a commissioning project.

By John Hebert, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Catherine Melander, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Commissioning October 17, 2012

Commissioning best practices: Electrical

Commissioning electrical equipment ideally begins early in the design phase of the project and continues through the completion of functional performance testing.

By John Hebert, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Catherine Melander, PE, LEED AP BD+C,
Commissioning October 16, 2012

The state of commissioning in 2012

Commissioning continues to expand to cover more systems, and energy-oriented existing building commissioning is still seen as the future. But a weak economic recovery and concerns about “commissioning lite” leave providers slightly more pessimistic than in 2011.

By Ray Bert and Lexi Gray, AABC Commissioning Group, Washington, D.C.
Commissioning October 15, 2012

Lighting commissioning guidelines and standards

The complexity of lighting design has made commissioning of lighting controls an essential part of projects.

By Brian K. Baumgartle, PE, LC, LEED AP, CMTA Consulting Engineers, Prospect, Ky.

A Letter From The Editor

Consulting-Specifying Engineer is written and peer reviewed by engineers and industry professionals. These engineers design, specify and commission mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), fire/life safety, lighting and controls systems for nonresidential buildings. Consulting-Specifying Engineer covers codes and standards, smart and high-performance buildings and design specifications in a variety of commercial buildings.

Amara Rozgus - Consulting-Specifying Engineer