PECI, BCA release commissioning survey

The survey from PECI and the BCA reveal code changes and green certifications are driving new levels of demand for commissioning, training.

08/20/2013


Demand for the services of commissioning professionals is rising and will continue to rise into the near future, according to a survey by PECI and the Building Commissioning Assn. (BCA). 

The numbers reveal an industry experiencing growth as a result of the increasing popularity of buildings that earn green certifications. In addition, the commissioning industry expects the adoption of more ambitious building and energy codes nationwide to further amplify demand. These factors have created a need for training services that will expand the commissioning workforce and allow the industry to effectively meet these new, rising needs.  

Attendees of the BCA’s National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) were asked to assess their professional experiences in a variety of areas, including: Current motivators for commissioning work, expected changes to the commissioning industry as a result of new building codes, and training needs. The survey revealed that:

  • 72% of respondents, mostly commissioning professionals, have experienced more demand for new building commissioning services in the past year.
  • 69% have experienced more demand for existing building commissioning in the past year.
  • Green building certifications like LEED and Energy Star are significant motivators for commissioning, according to 68% of those surveyed.
  • Green certifications are followed closely by corporate environmental goals, which were cited as motivators by 64% of respondents.
  • 56% expect changes to building and energy codes to drive an additional increase in demand for commissioning.
  • The rising demand has created a need for training industry wide; 68% cited a need for training on specialty systems like building enclosures and renewables.
  • In order to adapt to new building codes and rising demand, respondents anticipate a need for increased training and certification and the deployment of larger teams with broader skill sets.

Read a more detailed summary of the survey findings here.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me