When did the company initially engage with the BCxA – when and why?
RMF has been a Certified Commissioning Firm since 2013, one of the first 10 CCFs in the country, and our past CEO, Duane Pinnix, was one of the first Certified Commissioning Professionals to go through the certification program. We have had team members participate in local BCxA chapter board positions, including Ken Hahn, Jim Givens, and Jeremy Bartlett.
RMF has been commissioning projects since 1985, when we were awarded our first ASHRAE commissioning project at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, MD. We have been advocates of building commissioning for nearly 40 years. RMF engaged with the BCxA early as we saw that both organizations had similar commissioning approaches. Ken Hahn, our Field Services Division Manager at the time, started engaging with the BCxA approximately 20 years ago. We have worked with the BCxA for nearly half of our corporate history.
Tell us what it means to be CCF providing a CCP to projects.
To be a CCF, or CCP, means you are an advocate for the commissioning process, an advocate for owners, and have a passion for participating in building sciences and construction. You are a leader in the industry and have a voice in defining commissioning standards. Do you have an interesting/important representative project example you can share?
We are really excited about several projects we are currently working on. One of which is a Fire Alarm Replacement Project at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex. The project includes a complete fire alarm system replacement across 13 capitol complex buildings totaling 3.6 million GSF of renovated space. The project includes multiple nationally recognized historic buildings, including the Matthew Ryan Legislative Building, constructed in 1893, and the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, constructed in 1906.