Building Enclosure Commissioning of a Student Athletic Facility

Apr 02, 2012

This paper will present a case study of a high performance, partially below-grade student athletic facility and the building enclosure commissioning process used on this project. The authors will discuss the building enclosure systems utilized on the project that were commissioned with respect to waterproofing, fenestration, air barrier and thermal barrier systems. They will discuss the process used which followed many of the steps in NIBS Guideline 3, which outlines the technical requirements for building enclosure commissioning. The paper will present the case study from the designer of record and building enclosure commissioning agent viewpoints.

Additional topics of discussion will include the challenges of constructing a higher performing building above current standards and the importance of commissioning the enclosure on structures of this type.

Paul E. Totten, PE (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.)
Andrew Smith (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.)
Presented at: 
Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST3) Conference
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.,
Building Enclosure Technology & Environment Council (National Institute of Building Sciences)

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