Understanding the new ASTM Commissioning Standards, Building Science and Proper Building Enclosure Design

Tuesday, April 18, 10:00 – 11:30

Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is a holistic process that endeavours to verify that the exterior enclosure meets or exceeds the expectations of the Owner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)?
  2. Why Is BECx Important?
  3. What is included in ASTM E2813 Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning?
  4. What are the processes included in BECx through project phases, including Predesign, Design, Preconstruction, Construction, and Post-Occupancy
  5. What functional performance testing is required for Fundamental BECx under ASTM E2813?
  6. What are the “Core Competencies” for a BECx Service Provider?

Dan Lemieux

Bio to come.

Martina T. Driscoll, PE

Associate Principal
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Since joining WJE in 1997, Ms. Driscoll has been involved in a wide variety of projects including forensic investigation of existing facilities, repair document preparation and oversight during implementation, material failure investigation and repair, and design peer review and building enclosure commissioning on several newly constructed projects.

Ms. Driscoll is currently serving as the project manager for the building enclosure commissioning process in progress at the National Geospatial Information Administration – New Campus East project in Fort Belvoir, VA and is involved in several projects involving the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Department of Homeland Security, including participation in a project to establish quantifiable metrics for high performance buildings, and development of a post occupancy evaluation protocol for the General Services Administration (GSA).

She is also the Co-Chair of ASTM Committee E06.55.09, Exterior Enclosure Commissioning and is the author or co-author of several papers and presentations on enclosure commissioning, failure investigation, and repair.

Ms. Driscoll received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.