Lawsuits in North America last an average of 17 months with the average value of construction disputes being $18 million! Building Envelope issues represented 75% of those claims.
Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is a process that can manage construction defect liability by simply ensuring the performance of the building envelope. This course explains the BECx process and provides “hands-on” training for tests commonly performed on the building envelope.
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This course is intended for anyone who participates in the design or construction of the exterior building envelope from a supervisory position.
North American Building Compliance Testing Association, Inc.
The Rellis Campus – Texas A & M University
Includes digital course material (pdf) and BECx Risk Management Certificate after course completion and successful examination
September 26th – 30th, 2022
The Rellis Campus, Bryan, Texas
Contact LBikova@nabcta.org for more information.
The RELLIS campus is a collaborative ecosystem built to foster advanced research, technology development, testing and evaluation, higher education, and hands-on career training. RELLIS is currently seeking corporate, government, and educational partners for applied research opportunities
Bill is the managing and founding partner of W.H. Coltzer International (WHCI), Zero/Six Consulting, LLC (an architecture and exterior building envelope consulting firm), Z6 Commissioning, LLC (a performance testing firm), and Coltzer Company, LLC (construction company). As the son of a general contractor, Bill grew up participating in the family construction business and after graduating from Texas A&M in 1984, became a licensed Architect in 1993. Since the creation of Zero/Six Consulting, LLC in 2003, Bill has participated in the remediation, design, and testing of numerous facilities across the Nation ranging in values of a few million dollars to over a few hundred million. The combination of construction knowledge, architectural training, and real-world experience gives Bill a unique perspective in the dispute resolution process.
Jeff is the Director of Engineering of Zero/Six Consulting, LLC (an architecture and exterior building envelope consulting firm). After graduating from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Jeff has used his expertise in the field with roofing, waterproofing, and fenestration inspections, as well as in the office with computer-aided drafting, modeling, and engineering analysis. He has been deeply involved in the testing aspects of building envelope commissioning serving as the Quality Control Manager to ensure the Z6 ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited laboratory and team are strictly following international test standards to accurately, objectively, and impartially report on the integrity of building materials and products to certify that the installed systems interface as intended. Jeff has been Appointed Qualified Inspector by The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).