Mechanical & Electrical Building Commissioning and Lessons Learned

Tuesday, November 25, 7:30pm


Location: London Pub, 9724 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 1V8

Fee: $15 plus a small Eventbrite processing fee



Building commissioning has increasingly become a standard in the construction industry. Originating in the 1980s as a quality control process, building commissioning has since been developed by many organizations and formalized by ASHRAE and CSA. Commissioning is now an important aspect in the building industry, whether it is for new construction or existing buildings. Traditionally the scope of work has been HVAC, but the commissioning process is equally applicable and gaining traction, with electrical, life safety, security, building envelope, energy measurement and monitoring, etc.

In this interactive presentation two practitioners will share case studies to illustrate what building commissioning is and who would benefit from it, as well as outlining its merits at various phases of the lifecycle of a building.

Speaker: Derek CheungDerek Cheung (Isotherm Engineering Ltd.) holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer since 2001. He is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and a Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and an Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP) through the Building Commissioning Association (BCA).

Currently he is a VP at Isotherm Engineering Ltd. which is an engineering consultant firm in Mississauga, ON, focusing on mechanical and HVAC engineering and building commissioning. In addition to his HVAC background, he was in production and project engineering in the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries at Visible Genetics Inc. and Patheon Inc. prior to becoming a partner at Isotherm Engineering.

Derek is actively involved in Building Commissioning Association (BCA), and is the Secretary for the Eastern Canadian Chapter. He is also in the Standards Committee and the Business Development Committee of the Chapter. He also regularly attends meetings by AEE, ASHRAE, CaGBC and PEO.

Speaker: Michael legesseMichael Legesse (Brosz Technical Services Inc.) completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Ryerson University and his Master of Engineering from McGill University in the field of Electrical Engineering. Michael is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and a member of IEEE, NETA, and NAFI. With over 8 years of engineering and management experience in the power systems industry from both the consulting and application engineering background, Michael is currently the Technical Services Manager of Brosz Technical Services Inc., part of the Brosz Group of Companies - a firm which specializes in Power Systems Analysis, Forensic Engineering, and Failure Analysis.

Guests of engineers are also welcomed. Please use this as an opportunity to network with other engineers. Its Wings Night at the Pub and with the purchase of a beverage, the Chapter will buy you a pound for wings.
*Note: Please drink responsibly and arrange for a safe ride home