Thought Leadership

As Owner Representatives, Commissioning Authorities Enhance Integrated Project Delivery and Lifecycle Operations

By Alex Gonzales, PE, CxA, LEED AP In today’s world of ever more complex “intelligent buildings,” owners increasingly rely on collaborative project delivery methods to achieve greater efficiency and meet schedule requirements while minimizing risk. That’s also why progressive owners are looking to their commissioning authority (CxA) as third-party owner representatives/subject matter experts. With specialized … Continue reading As Owner Representatives, Commissioning Authorities Enhance Integrated Project Delivery and Lifecycle Operations

How Technology is Transforming the AEC Industry

By Andy Johnson Technology evolves rapidly. Staying current is a challenge—especially as it relates to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Developers and owners can gain an edge by understanding how we currently use technology to save time and money, while ultimately improving facility management processes over the life cycle of a campus or … Continue reading How Technology is Transforming the AEC Industry

Optimizing Airport Operations Through Retro-Commissioning

High Flying Efficiency By William Tippin, DM CMC Airports are like cities—they operate 24/7 and consume a tremendous amount of energy while producing a considerable amount of waste. In fact, an airport’s operations and maintenance (O&M budget) constitutes a significant portion of its overall budget. It is under constant review, particularly in today’s energy conscious … Continue reading Optimizing Airport Operations Through Retro-Commissioning