Commissioning is the process of ensuring that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operating and maintained according to the owner’s operational needs, while recommissioning is the re-optimisation of (inspection, diagnostics, repairs) of equipment in existing buildings. With two courses covering these topics, this comparative overview can help you determine which course is right for you.
The CBCP covers commissioning, while the RCx covers recommissioning. The CBCP prepares participants for an American certification from the AEE that is recognised throughout North America, whereas the RCx does not grant the right to use a new title, but renders participants eligible for recognition as a recommissioning agent from the BEIE. Recognition requires making a request pursuant to the successful completion of the exam. Issued certificates indicate that participants have successfully completed this advanced course and are signed by the Director General of the CanmetENERGY Centre of Natural Resources Canada.
Course Duration: 5 days
Overview: In addition to providing preparation for AEE’s Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certification program, this five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. This comprehensive course goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called re-commissioning or retro-commissioning).
This program examines all aspects of building commissioning. Dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects are presented, including hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling, and research facilities taken from the instructors’ more than 40 years of combined experience in commissioning. Participants are encouraged to produce real-world examples from their own personal experience to share with the class.
Course Duration: 4 days
Overview: This four-day Advanced Course on Recommissioning (RCx) covers all the stages of the process: planning, investigation, implementation, hand-over and monitoring. These stages are presented in detail to allow trainees to develop a coherent understanding of the entire process and reap all anticipated benefits. The fundamental principles regarding the use of mechanical systems in buildings are discussed and good practices for testing and verification are examined to help trainees develop in-depth understanding of the investigation stage.
To share insight on how to maintain the benefits of the RCx process throughout the life cycle of buildings, the course not only teaches building operating staff on the persistence strategies to be implemented, but also highlights the appropriate interventions in energy monitoring to be carried out by third parties.
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COVID-19 Information for CIET Fall 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!
Last Updated: September 18, 2020
With more than 60 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the fall of 2020 will be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.
This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens in the fall. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.
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Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.
We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!
The CIET Team