New Construction

To support your project BES conducts a wide variety of field and laboratory testing of materials, building components and systems utilized in the construction of building enclosures. Following standardized testing procedures such as those promulgated by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), we work with owners, architects, engineers and contractors to perform specified materials and systems testing that ensures optimum building performance and durability. We provide clients clear and concise direction when implementing such tests as the ASTM E2813 Standard Practice Building Enclosure Commissioning and NIBS Guideline 3-2012 Building Enclosure Commissioning Process BECx and support project teams in initiating and implementing field testing protocols. In addition, we provide observation and witnessing of testing by others.

Our services include:

  • Design Phase Commissioning Plan
  • Plan Review
  • Shop Drawing and Submittal Review
  • On-Site Meetings
  • Construction Phase Commissioning Plan
  • Mock-Up Review and Evaluation
  • Construction Observation
  • Field Testing
  • Warranty Period Assessment

FEATURED PROJECTS

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – ICBM BUILDING 5 | BURLINGTON, MA

Commissioning

This new 104,000-sf construction project was for the university’s $50M bio-pharmaceutical analysis training laboratory.

BES provided BECx services including peer review, quality assurance, mock-up testing, site observation, field testing and closeout inspection services.

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY BIO + TECH BUILDING | PROVIDENCE, RI

Commissioning

At a cost of $40M, this new 60,000-sf academic building serves as home to JWU’s School of Engineering & Design.

BES provided BECx services including peer review, quality assurance, mock-up review, on-site quality control, site observation and closeout inspection services.

ENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL | ENFIELD, CT

Commissioning

This consolidation project involves the renovation of an existing 164,000-sf building along with the construction of a new 146,000-sf addition. BES provided peer review, quality assurance, mock-up review, site observation and field testing services.

The owner is the town of Enfield and the architect is Silver/Petrucelli + Associates.

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND – COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING | KINGSTON, RI

Commissioning

The 190,000-sf URI Engineering Building is a new $120M academic facility designed to serve as home to URI’s College of Engineering.

BES provided BECx services including peer review, quality assurance, mock-up review, site observation, field testing and closeout inspection services.