2017 Commissioning Giants

Building commissioning providers—at all levels—reported making more money in the past fiscal year than in the previous year. Here’s a look at the top 25 firms.

10/12/2017


Table 1: The top 25 firms, ranked by commissioning revenue, were calculated by multiplying their annual mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection design revenue by the total percentage of commissioning billings.

The 2017 Commissioning (Cx) Giants reports the top 25 firms based on the percentage of commissioning work completed in the past fiscal year, as a portion of their total MEP design revenue. Firms are ranked based on mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection commission revenue. Several firms with high MEP design revenue reported only a small percentage of this revenue—such as 5% or 10%—as commissioning revenue. Because their total MEP design revenue is so large, that moved them high up in the ranking.

In 2017, commissioning brought in $418.7 million in revenue for all 100 MEP Giants firms. The top 25 firms, shown in Table 1, made $331.9 million in revenue. This is an increase over the 2016 Cx Giants firms, which made $301.8 million for the top 25 firms.

Among the 2017 Cx Giants, the firms in the top three spots didn’t change from last year. After that, the list jumps around a bit, with seven firms appearing on the top 25 who did not appear on the 2016 list. Primary Integration Solutions Inc. (No. 4) reported data in 2017, but was not on the MEP Giants or Cx Giants list in 2016, and knocked several perennial contenders lower down the list. This firm reported the largest amount (95%) of its revenue from commissioning, a higher percentage than any other firm.

Other firms, like NV5 Global Inc. (No. 7), made an appearance for the first time on the Cx Giants list; NV5 spent much of 2016 acquiring several smaller firms, pushing them higher in the rankings because these acquisitions had strong commissioning revenue.

Integral Group Inc. (No. 19) also is new to the list this year, moving a couple of contenders out of the running.

Several firms increased their commissioning revenue in the past fiscal year and moved up in the rankings. They are (in order): Interface Engineering (No. 9), Glumac (No. 22), TLC Engineering for Architecture Inc. (No. 23), and CannonDesign (No. 24).

This data reflects commissioning at all levels: commissioning of new or existing buildings, recommissioning, and retro-commissioning.

 



Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Exploring fire pumps and systems; Lighting energy codes; Salary survey; Changes to NFPA 20
How to use IPD; 2017 Commissioning Giants; CFDs and harmonic mitigation; Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements
2017 MEP Giants; Mergers and acquisitions report; ASHRAE 62.1; LEED v4 updates and tips; Understanding overcurrent protection
Knowing when and how to use parallel generators
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me