The Commissioning Professionals' (CxPs) role is to make sure owners, designers, builders and tenants get what they planned for by the time a building is ready for occupancy. The profession doesn't require licensure, yet it requires skills and abilities not readily available from new graduates.
According to Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, CxPs' are "technical analysts, bloodhounds and diagnosticians working to connect ideas and project teams to future buildings and systems." The industry's biggest challenge is attracting and mentoring the new candidates who will build a new generation of CxPs. As SmartWatt Project Director Tracey Jumper, LEED AP BD+C put it, "it's like trying to find a unicorn." Tracey leads our Mid-Atlantic Cx project team and mentors engineers throughout the company on commissioning. Her expertise and leadership contributed to SmartWatt being named a "Leader in Commissioning" in the magazine's "2015 Commissioning Giants" article.