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Establishing BECx Testing and Inspection Protocols for Project Success

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One of the least understood aspects of BECx is how to appropriately budget for and specify the type and frequency of inspection and testing. These aspects tend to be afterthoughts, often constrained during the construction phase by limited budget allocation and inadequate attention at the pre-design phase, and not grounded in a rational basis for decision making. Dustin and Christopher will provide an overview of the BECx process and relevant standards and guidelines; the most frequently required, recommended, and specified performance verification tests for building enclosure assemblies and systems with an understanding of their purpose and limitations; when and how to establish an appropriate budget for testing and inspection to successfully commission the building enclosure; and, qualitative and quantitative methods established by industry standards to determine the type and frequency of performance testing and construction quality assurance observation, based on the owner’s project requirements, that may go beyond the commissioning team’s previous project experience.


  • Dustin Smoot, RRC, RRO, CDT, Legacy LEED

    Dustin Smoot is a Senior Facilities Professional and manages Terracon’s Denver, Colorado Facilities Services Department. Dustin has over 20 years of building envelope consulting experience with a focus on roof consulting and has consulted on over 16 million square feet of roofing. Dustin has provided expert witness testimony in trial, arbitration,and deposition in numerous cases related to building envelope design and construction defectlitigation. He is experienced with a variety of building types including education facilities, single and multi-tenant residential, high and low-rise commercial office, retail, hospitality/resort, and industrial.

  • Christopher Traynor, P.Eng., BECxP, CxA+BE

    Christopher Traynor is a building scientist in the Facilities Services Department in Terracon’s Denver, Colorado office. Chris’ background includes building envelope forensic investigation and evaluation, capital replacement planning, repair design, and building enclosure commissioning services with an emphasis in cold climates for clients in the commercial, institutional, governmental, multi-unit residential, and light industrial market segments.

August 17, 2020
Mon 11:30 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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