James Givens joined the firm in 1997 and now leads RMF’s Field Services division. As a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) and Energy Management Professional (EMP), James oversees a Field Services group whose responsibilities start at the conceptual design stage and end when the team has validated that a building’s complex mechanical and electrical systems can provide a safe environment with the comfort, control and efficiency that facility owners and operators expect. The Field Services division also provides title II construction administration services, facility condition assessments, energy audits and retro-commissioning services.
James has over 20 years of practical experience providing building construction and commissioning services. He is routinely on project sites acting as a liaison for the owner, checking the functional operations of the building from a user’s point of view and keeping the owner’s vision alive from inception through completion.
“RMF has always focused strongly on the design, installation and operation of reliable and efficient facilities systems. For decades, we have verified the integrity and optimization of complex and sophisticated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. As energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency have become more prevalent in the public eye and the building construction and operations industry, our tried and true principles have propelled RMF to the forefront of our leading edge services.” — James Givens
James has served as the former treasurer of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and is currently on its Board of Directors. He has also organized and presented commissioning-focused seminars with the BCA. James is a member of the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) as well.