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Resilient Utility Infrastructure – Part 2: Construction and Operations

by Matt Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C and Steve Grayson, P.E., LEED AP This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Resilient infrastructure is a primary component of a sustainable built environment; that is, one that can withstand and bounce back from a compromise of or interruption of services and continue operating close […]

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BCA: FROM THE FIELD: Getting the Most out of the Design Review Process

Check out Bruce Pitts’ latest article for the Building Commissioning Association blog, “The Checklist.” Read the article below or on the BCxA’s website here.

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Let’s Get Real: Commissioning Misconceptions

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C; Shaun May, EIT, CEM; and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. After letting their imaginations soar to new heights and depths, our commissioning team sat down and got real. Client and owner understanding of commissioning’s role and value has increased over […]

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The Blackout Test: Coordinated Testing for Complicated Utility Infrastructure

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. We spend the vast majority of our lives within the built environment. We put our trust in buildings, bridges, and utility infrastructure, and sometimes take for granted that they will safely meet our needs. It’s really only in times of emergency […]

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The Big Picture Perspective: Whole Building/Whole Campus Facility Condition Assessment

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C, Shaun May, EIT, CEM, and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Over the last six months, we have noticed a substantial increase in facility owners seeking facility condition assessment services.

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Getting Beyond “It’s Been Like That For Years”: Systems Assessment

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C, Shaun May, EIT, CEM, and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Facility condition assessments are a proactive path towards assuring that building systems are operating the way they should be (per design) and/or the way they need to be (per facility requirements) […]

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AHP: The Economics of Healthcare

Notkin Wood Harbinger Alliance’s Darren Schwend and Nick Baker presented at the Architecture for Health (AHP) Fall Meeting, held Friday, September 22nd at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Their presentation, “The Economics of Healthcare,” discussed the complexity required by new codes and standards for healthcare buildings and how it affects MEP systems. They […]

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BCA: 2017 Wrap-up From Past President Bruce Pitts

Wood Harbinger Principal, Bruce Pitts, reflects on his tenure on the Building Commissioning Association Board of Directors, most recently as the 2016-2017 President. Read his letter below, or on the BCA’s website here.

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Commissioning for Design-Build Project Delivery

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A few years ago, Nick Baker wrote an article outlining how different project delivery methods affect the commissioning provider’s relationships with the project owner, design team, and contractor. We […]

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