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What is a "Commissioning Design Review"?

plus Q&A with a CxA

Tuesday, September 13th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We are excited to welcome the chapter membership to ASHRAE Society HQ
for the return of in-person monthly meetings! 

Please follow the guidelines below:

  • If you are sick or suspect you might be sick, do not come to the meeting.
  • Masks are not required, but are welcomed.
  • Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene, like washing hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes.

Technical Program Description

What is a "Commissioning Design Review"? 

Consulting Engineers pour countless hours into designing and specifying intricate HVAC systems and controls schemes which work beautifully on paper.  Once a project moves through construction and into operation, often times the design intent is compromised or lost altogether due to a variety of factors outside of the design engineer's control.  Commissioning Design Reviews are a useful means of evaluating a design in tandem with the consulting team, with a specific eye on start-up and commissioning, as well as implementation and operation of systems once they are turned over to the end user.  These can help identify and resolve operational / controls issues before they ever develop during construction, start-up, TAB, and Cx.

Plus - Q&A with a CxA:

Here is your opportunity to ask any questions which you may have held regarding how the systems you've designed are tested, verified and placed into operation.  What are common problems that are encountered?  How are they addressed and resolved?  What can we do as consultants to minimize those issues on future projects?  And many more!


Stephen R. Wiggins

Associate Partner & Director - Commissioning Group, Newcomb & Boyd

Experience Summary

Mr. Steve Wiggins has over 40 years of experience in optimizing building operations. His work has involved commissioning, retrocommissioning, and operations and training activities on educational, research, cultural, health care, and corporate projects. Mr. Wiggins has been responsible for more than 400 projects for over 30,000,000 square feet of facilities. Widely published and a sought after speaker, he often teaches certification seminars for commissioning and retrocommissioning professionals. Whether a complex facility on a health care campus, in academia or private industry, or on a military base, Mr. Wiggins has expertise in making buildings perform at their best.

Licensure & Certifications

NEBB Certified TAB Supervisor
NEBB Certified Commissioning Supervisor
NEBB Certified Retrocommissioning Supervisor
NEBB Building Enclosure Testing Supervisor

Professional Affiliations:

National President, NEBB, 2010
Chairman, NEBB Commissioning Committee, 2017
Associate, The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA)
Associate, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Associate, ASHRAE
Member of numerous ASHRAE Technical, Standards & Guideline Committees
Member, International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Affiliate, International Electrical Testing Association (NETA)
DOE Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council, Commissioning Development Committees

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