Good times, a good cause and a celebration with good friends! The Zero/Six team was on deck to help raise money for local children's programs at the The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston last Friday. Who doesn't love a rowdy troupe of Pirates! #supportlocal #ahoymatey #arrrr ... See MoreSee Less
Zero/Six Consulting had a great time partnering with Z6 Commissioning, LLC (Z6), McMac Cx, & the USGBC Texas Chapter to discuss Whole Building Commissioning at Z6's Testing Facility in Galveston. We hope everyone enjoyed the lab tour and seeing some of Z6's testing equipment in action! Thank you to everyone who attended; it was a great conversation with various disciplines across the #AECIndustry! #dirtfloorconferenceroom #Cx #BECx #BuildingEnvelope #LEED ... See MoreSee Less
@[721970454538155:274:Zero/Six Consulting] had a great time partnering with @[1252841834768564:274:Z6 Commissioning, LLC] (Z6), McMac Cx, & the @[1457665177890412:274:USGBC Texas Chapter] to discuss W...
Zero/Six Consulting is conducting on-site QA/QC inspections for the UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Academic Building on Brownsville campus. The 102,551 SF building will consist of two structures, each three stories and will provide space for general academics, music instruction and recitals, and science teaching labs.The project is targeted for completion in early 2018. #WeKeeptheOutsideOut #BuildingEnvelope #QualityAssurance ... See MoreSee Less
Zero/Six Consulting is pleased to announce multiple contract awards with existing and new clients! We are excited to continue our extensive history of working with Utsystem and MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide building envelope consultant services, and welcome new client, Texas State University. We are thrilled about winning these contracts and look forward to working with these institutions over the next few years!
Client: MD Anderson Cancer Center Contract: IDIQ Project: Building Envelope Professional Design Services
Client: Texas State University Contract: IDIQ Project: Building Envelope Assessment and Test Services
Client: The University of Texas System Contract: IDIQ Project: Miscellaneous Building Envelope Review / Testing Services ... See MoreSee Less
In this issue: A Message from our President: After the Storm Ask Our Experts: Better Building Envelopes Part II At-A-Glance: A Snapshot of Zero/Six Projects Out & About: On the Move with the Zero/Six Team Whole Building Commissioning Seminar & Lab Tour (EARN 1 USGBC CEU & 1 AIA CEU) ... See MoreSee Less
Our "Whole Building Commissioning" seminar & lab tour is less than 2 weeks away! Don't miss the opportunity to hear the current drivers shaping specifications and construction practices as it pertains to envelope design, construction, testing and commissioning! Register here & become engaged in shaping the conversation - bit.ly/2jZBbYn... See MoreSee Less
For years, we have commissioned dynamic systems to ensure performance throughout the whole enclosure while assuming that the static envelope would also perform. Over time, commissioning (Cx) and specialty Cx disciplines, such as building envelope commissioning (BECx), have gained momentum as necessary processes in achieving optimal building performance through mandatory requirements as set forth by LEED v4 and the 2015 IECC codes. This presentation establishes the foundation for integrating commissioning with other professional disciplines through the use of 3rd party consultants, performance testing and mock-ups beginning in the design phase and continuing through to project close-out. This presentation will also describe the methods, phases, activities and testing opportunities for effective whole building commissioning. During Part 2 of this session, participants will tour an ISO-accredited laboratory that displays a pre-construction mock-up created to provide insight into potential design conflicts, sequencing of exterior systems, and establishing installation requirements to ensure these installed systems interface as intended.
Learning Objectives: Understand the life span of the commissioning process.
Understand the players in the process and how each player fits into that process.
Understand the difference between the commissioning process of the past versus the movement towards “whole building commissioning”; and how LEED v4 and the 2015 IECC will influence the commissioning process moving forward.
Understand how commissioning language in project manuals needs to coordinate with the testing requirements typically found in the project manual.
October 5, 2017, 12:30pm - October 5, 2017, 5:30pm
For years, we have commissioned dynamic systems to ensure performance throughout the whole enclosure while assuming that the static envelope would also perform. Over time, commissioning (Cx) and speci...
We're excited to be at the Texas A&M University Construction Science Career Fair today & looking to #HireAggies! Stop by, say hello, and learn more about life at Zero/Six Consulting. #EnvelopeArchitecture ... See MoreSee Less
Project Spotlight: The Post Oak School Concrete Roof Tile Replacement
Zero/Six Consulting conducted a site survey investigation, produced construction drawings, coordinated the bidding process and performed on-site QA/QC and reporting services during the construction phase of the first large-scale renovation and expansion in 15 years on the Bissonnet campus. #WeKeeptheOutsideOut ... See MoreSee Less
Our thoughts and prayers are with the State of Texas and all of our friends, family and colleagues in Houston being affected by Harvey. Please stay safe and remember our fellow man, now is the time to come together to help those in need. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is our intern Kyle's last day working for Zero/Six Consulting! While we're sad to see him go, we're excited to see what's next for him. Thanks for all of the hard work, dedication, and breakfast burrito runs! ... See MoreSee Less
The Zero/Six team was at Hotel ZaZa Memorial City observing Z6 Commissioning, LLC perform water infiltration testing per ASTM E1105. Hotel ZaZa Memorial City will serve as the anchor of an existing upscale mixed-use area that includes a rich blend of Class A office towers, retail, restaurants, and luxury residential within Memorial City. #PerformanceAssurance #BuildingEnvelope #BECx ... See MoreSee Less
Giant THANK YOU!!! To Zero/Six Consulting Billy Coltzer and Shelley Coltzer! If you own or work in a commercial building and it needs some enhancing or maintenance please give them a call. They will s...
Zero/Six Consulting is observing waterproofing, windows, roof, brick and metal panel installations at UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Science Building in Edinburg, TX. The four-story, 115,000 SF addition will complete a 272,000 SF building dedicated to research and education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. #BuildingEnvelope #WeKeeptheOutsideOut #QualityControl ... See MoreSee Less
The team was at the Houston Methodist West Hospital Phase II Expansion in Katy observing Z6 Commissioning, LLC perform water infiltration testing per ASTM E1105. Zero/Six's scope of work includes peer review, submittal/show drawing review, and site inspections for building enclosure components on the hospital. #PerformanceAssurance #BuildingEnvelope #BECx ... See MoreSee Less
It was a pleasure to help preserve history on Texas A&M University's Corps of Cadets Residence Halls reno project with Absolute Contracting, Inc. - Absolute Roofing & Waterproofing, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing & SpawGlass. We conducted our final roof punch list inspection on Friday to ensure the Corps housing meets today's performance expectations! Learn more: bit.ly/2uNGeOM #BuildingCommissioning #BuildingEnvelope #WeKeepTheOutsideOut ... See MoreSee Less
Heading into his junior year at Ball High School this August, high school student Jackson joined our team as a way to gain valuable hands-on work experience. As an intern, he assisted our sister company, Z6 Commissioning, LLC, at their laboratory facility to conduct performance testing on building materials. He is a Galveston native who loves to go swimming and play video games. After graduation, he plans on attending Galveston College; upon completing his general studies, Jackson aspires to major in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Thank you Jackson for all your hard work in the office & at the lab!