We perform the comprehensive range of services required for verifying the performance of the entire building enclosure. Thornton Tomasetti’s BECx team has the unique set of design expertise, analysis capabilities and tools, and Cx process experience to help owners and design teams realize their building performance goals and objectives. We perform all of BECx-related activities according to the quality-focused process defined by ASHRAE Guideline 0, NIBS Guideline 3-2012, ASTM Standard E2813-12, and ASTM Guideline E2947-14. In addition to confirming design excellence for the project team and improved building performance for the owner, this process also ensures that projects pursing LEED v4 certification will achieve 2 additional points under the Enhanced Commissioning credit.
Our menu of BECx services are made available to design teams, contractors, building owners and MEP commissioning agents. These services include developing the Cx plan and specification, reviewing design documents, specifications, and submittals, making recommendations for enclosure testing procedures, performing site observations and reporting on enclosure installations and testing, leading site reviews with facility staff during the warranty phase and providing a final BECx report to the owner and project team. We are a valuable envelope specialty team member for our MEP CxA partners.
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