Jeffrey Crowe Presents to Full House in Chicago, IL

Arvada, Colorado (October 2, 2013) – Jeffrey Crowe, P.E., of Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) recently presented at the first annual BUILDING Chicago/Greening the Heartland Conference in Chicago, Illinois on September 9, 2013. Hosted by Building Design + Construction, the 3-day conference delivered 72 continuing education sessions to architecture, engineering, and construction industry professionals.

Lending expertise on building envelope commissioning (BECx), Crowe’s presentation focused on how the quality of the building envelope influences building performance and sustainability.

“BECx, which addresses the performance of air, moisture, thermal, and vapor barriers, is the next wave in designing high-performance buildings. Third-party design reviews, QA observations, and document management are the “heart and soul of BECx,” and the ultimate goal of BECx is to design, construct, and deliver a high-performance building envelope that satisfies the Owner’s project requirements.”– Jeff Crowe, P.E., Pie Consulting & Engineering

Presentation highlights included:

  • Enclosure commissioning as a tool for achieving ongoing sustainability
  • Detailed overview of ASTM E 2813-12, the premier BECx guideline
  • Discussion of BECx activity with respect to various project phases

About Jeffrey Crowe:JeffreyCrowe
Jeff Crowe provides clients BECx services involving design reviews, submittal reviews, QA observations, and performance testing.  Jeff also provides building science services such as heat transfer analysis, air leakage investigations, and vapor drive analysis. Before joining Pie, Jeff spent nearly six years as a repair/rehabilitation engineering analyst and representing Colorado building and home owners.  Jeff has extensive experience reviewing enclosure documents and details, performing building enclosure QA observations, and conducting whole building performance testing.

About Pie Consulting & Engineering:
Pie Consulting & Engineering is recognized as one of the leading consulting and engineering firms in the country with a national client base which includes federal agencies, municipalities, general contractors, design professionals, building owners, and insurance and legal professionals. Visit us at for additional information on our areas of expertise.

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