Building Enclosure Commissioning

Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)

Technical Assurance’s full-service Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Group specializes in providing data-driven, quality improvement suggestions to new construction building design and performs functional testing during construction.

Building Enclosures directly affect the longevity and energy efficiency of a building. With a systematic approach to quality assurance, our commissioning process improves the performance, safety and efficiency of a building and ensures that a project meets specific quality requirements outlined by the owner. Our Commissioning Group also performs existing Building Enclosure Retro-Commissioning services to improve existing building exfiltration and infiltration energy loss, poor indoor air quality and water/moisture leakage problems.

BECx Focus Areas

  • Performance
  • Rain Penetration & Moisture Control
  • Air Leakage
  • Constructability
  • Sustainability
  • Maintainability
  • Aesthetics
  • Noise
  • Security of Hardened Structure

Benefits of BECx

  • Improve building operation & maintenance
  • Lowered operation costs
  • Improved system & equipment performance
  • Increased occupant & owner satisfaction
  • Enhanced occupant health & comfort
  • Enhanced building life cycle
  • Reduced risk to the design team & owner

Quality Process

  • Pre-Design
  • Design Review
  • Construction Observations
  • Performance Testing
  • Project Close-Out

Current Standards

  • ASHRAE/NIBS Guideline 3-2006
  • ASTM E2813-12 Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning

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