Pie to Present BECx at Construct 2012 Annual Convention



Brian Erickson, P.E., RRC, and Matthew Heron, P.E., LEED®AP, of Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) will team up to present on the topic of Building Enclosure Commissioning: Preventing Green Buildings from Turning Brown at the upcoming Construct 2012 Annual Convention happening September 11-14 in Phoenix, Arizona. A resource for accredited education, the convention caters to the commercial building industry, offering real-world, practical products and service solutions.

Presentation Highlights: Building Enclosure Commissioning: Preventing Green Buildings from Turning Brown

  • LEED 2012 New Construction Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) prerequisites.
  • LEED 2012 Performance commissioning prerequisites.
  • BECx / LEED project case studies.
  • Identification and knowledge of the systems constituting the building enclosure that can be/are commissioned.
  • How-to write a proper scope of the building enclosure commissioning process.
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of BECxA, Commissioning Authority and how they relate to the project team.


Brian Erickson, P.E., RRC, Pie Consulting & Engineering
Matthew Heron, P.E., LEED®AP, Pie Consulting & Engineering


September 11, 2012 8:30AM – 10AM


Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ USA

The topic of Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is becoming widely referenced but not always widely understood by the design and construction community. CONSTRUCT will give Pie an opportunity to educate those who are or will be involved with BECx programs through the Construction and Specifications Institute, a highly regarded industry organization.” – Brian Erickson, Pie Consulting & Engineering.

Registration Information:

Click here to register for convention.

About Brian Erickson:


Brian Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering – Building Systems. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 9 states and a Registered Roof Consultant. Brian’s expertise includes building enclosure systems, roofing, waterproofing, air and moisture control, and building sciences.

He has consulted on a wide-array of projects across the nation, with services including technical peer reviews, specialized building performance testing, forensic evaluations of enclosure and waterproofing systems, and repair design and project management on buildings ranging from medical training facilities to 53-story curtain wall systems. Brian also serves as a technical consultant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding building air tightness and test protocols and has been formally recognized in this role. Mr. Erickson presents nationally on air barriers, roofing, waterproofing, and moisture control to the insurance, design, and construction industries and has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and construction trade publications. Brian has presented to national audiences at CONSTRUCT, Greenbuild, and other national conferences.

About Matthew Heron:


Matthew Heron, LEED AP, holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states. Matt’s project experience includes building enclosure commissioning in several states, including projects that received an Innovation in Design Credit for commissioning the building enclosure. Project experience ranges from a 960,000 SF hospital in Texas to midrise construction in Colorado.

Areas of expertise include opaque wall assembly air, vapor, and water barriers, fenestrations & curtain walls, exterior claddings & façades, low-slope & steep-slope roofing systems, below-grade & plaza deck waterproofing, sealants, coatings & repellents. Matt manages a team of engineers with responsibilities including design development assistance, plan and specification reviews, hygrothermal analysis, contractor training seminars, quality assurance observations, building performance testing, and taken in its entirety, building enclosure commissioning. Matt has presented nationally on building enclosure commissioning and airtightness of commercial buildings. He has published articles in engineering/construction periodicals.

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