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USGBC Detroit Lunch & Learn Series: Commissioning

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Starts On - March 15, 2018 - 11:30am
Ends On - March 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
461 Burroughs Street
Detroit , MI 48202

Everyone knows what commissioning (Cx) is and when you specify it you know exactly what will be done, right? So, then why is there sometimes a 3:1, 5:1 or greater price spread for Cx services on bid day? Perhaps the scope requirements aren't quite so clear to the bidders! Jim Dirkes from Building Performance Team and John Jeffries from FISECx will share their experience with us and help us decipher the world of commissioning. Their insight will help us understand the following: 

  • How to align expectations with needed scope
  • What ASHRAE says (and doesn't say) in its two Cx Guidelines
  • How these apply to various projects types and levels of complexity
  • Why Cx routinely provides payback for designers and owners in less than 24 months 

This presentation will allow you to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of when, where and why commissioning is applicable to your projects. 

Approved for 1 GBCI continuing education hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW. 

Lunch is included. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain improved awareness of a common construction process (commissioning) which aids high performance design
  • Understand how this process varies in current practice
  • Understand benefits to the designer and construction team