Category Building Commissioning

15
Apr
Construction Risk Manager...
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Today’s healthy construction activity is a boon for an industry that’s waited years to recover, but Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty) warns that a risk manager’s biggest nightmare could come true if steps aren’t taken to prevent moisture damage in warm, humid climates. Construction risk management experts acknowledge water to be a leading cause

1
May
Reducing the Likelihood o...
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This is the seventh post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Some concepts that should be included in building commissioning to reduce the possibility of mold and moisture problems include

18
Apr
Fundamental Commissioning...
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Comments Off on Fundamental Commissioning (EA Prerequisite 1) and Enhanced Commissioning (EA Credit 3)

This is the sixth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent of EA 1: Verify that the building’s energy-related systems are installed and calibrated, and perform according to

This is the third post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). After reviewing the designs of hundreds of new buildings over the past 20 years and observing the failures