We provided continuous inspection services for the façade installation at the Rutgers University Business School in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Thornton Tomasetti Now Offers Building Enclosure Commissioning Services
We are excited to officially offer Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) services to our clients. BECx is a quality-focused process aimed at verifying the performance of the entire building enclosure. Our experience in investigating and repairing existing buildings, combined with our expertise in design and modeling of complex building façades and our comprehensive sustainability services, make Thornton Tomasetti uniquely qualified to assist clients in this area.
We provide a range of services covering the full BECx process as described in NIBS Guideline 3-2012 and ASTM Standard E2947-14, including development of the Cx plan and specification, reviews of design documents, specifications and submittals, recommendations for testing procedures, observations and reporting of enclosure assemblies and tests, site review with facility staff during warranty phase and provision of final BECx report to owner and project team.
Benefits of Building Enclosure Commissioning
1. Validates that enclosure design and performance achieve the objectives and requirements of the building
2. Assists architects by providing peer review and improves the level of coordination between enclosure systems,
installers, and suppliers.
3. Reduces change orders during construction.
4. Identifies material or craftsmanship defects while they are within warranty.
5. Reduces maintenance issues during occupancy.
6. Provides two points in LEED v4 for Enhanced Commissioning.
For more information, please contact Joel Stout, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate and a BECx service leader, at 415.365.6990 or JStout@ThorntonTomasetti.com.
Building And Real Estate Climate Declaration Launched
We are excited to play a pivotal role, in collaboration with Ceres, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Carbon Leadership Forum, in the launch of a new campaign of the Climate Declaration. With Ceres’ vision and leadership, businesses around the United States have coalesced around this clear statement for climate action by our government.
More than 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption is used in residential and commercial buildings. And while more than 1,500 U.S. businesses have signed on to the Climate Declaration, the buildings and real estate sector is underrepresented.
To help bridge this gap, Thornton Tomasetti initiated the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration in our role as a sponsor of the Carbon Leadership Forum.
Join Thornton Tomasetti and others in our sector by signing the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration.
To learn more about the declaration and our role in its launch, go to our blog post.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Join Us!
10/01, CINCINNATI Principal and Sustainability Practice Leader Gunnar Hubbard will deliver the keynote address at the Fourth Annual High Performance Buildings Seminar: “Drivers of Change: Being the Force to Achieve High Performance, Green Building Solutions Through the Way We Approach Design, Construction, and Operations.” Details and tickets.
10/02, ATLANTA Project Engineer John Beaumont will present “Energy Modeling of Complex Laboratory HVAC Systems Using Energyplus” at the 2015 ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference.
10/09 LAS VEGAS Senior Vice President Lynn Simon and Senior Associate Joel Stout will speak at a panel session at the WaterSmart Innovations 2015 conference. Lynn will moderate, and Joel will be a panel member of: “Waste Not, Want Not – Reusing Onsite Water in New Buildings.”
10/15-10/16, VERONA, ITALY Associate Colin Schless will speak on Europe’s first LEED Volume certification at Greenbuild Europe & The Mediterranean. Gunnar Hubbard will present on taking LEED v4 international.
10/26, NEW YORK Gunnar Hubbard will give a talk in the Goettsch Partners Host Room at CTBUH 2015, entitled “FORMulating High Performance Towers: Envelope Shape, Tectonics and Functionality.” The talk, part of a session on trends in sustainability for high rise buildings, will start at 3:45 p.m.
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