Toronto, October, 2016:
CDML are delighted to announce that as of August 2016 we are now NEBB Certified for Building Systems Commissioning – HVAC. NEBB are renowned Globally for being the foremost provider of education and certification within the Commissioning and Testing Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) industries.
CDML Director Mark Boswell was quoted as saying “This is a major milestone achieved in CDML’s ongoing commitment to offer our current and future clients the highest level of Commissioning services possible. Through our continued education and certification with NEBB we are now positioned as the first single service Commissioning Consultancy in Canada to offer NEBB certified commissioning”.
Established in 1971, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) is the premier international association of Certified Firms that perform Building Systems Commissioning, Building Enclosure Testing, Cleanroom Performance Testing, Fume Hood Testing, Retro-Commissioning, Sound and/or Vibration Measurement, and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing of HVAC systems.
In addition to certifying firms and individuals, NEBB is the leading source of industry information providing technical and Procedural Standards, publications, study courses, and newsletters”
Established in 2008 CDML are Canada’s largest independent nationwide commissioning consultant, with offices in Toronto, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta. CDML’s service offerings include building commissioning, commissioning management, retro-commissioning, Converge Canada’s only digital O & M Manual and AiTag the dynamic equipment tagging system.
Jason Kee, the Trade Commissioner for the High Commission of Canada just informed us that Building Research Establishment (BRE) Canada has selected Converge for the Canada Innovation Competition shortlist!
The chair of the judging panel, Wayne Ward, had this to say about Converge:
“Refreshingly simple in its concept, the package provides a resource effective response to the reams of paper inherent in the provision of O&M manuals. Meets the principles of BIM and could provide substantial cost savings in the provision of digital information throughout the buildings operations and management.”
We look forward to working with BRE and the High Commission as our plans for export market development continue in 2014.
The Hospital for Sick Children has been featured in this month’s issue of SAB (Sustainable Architecture & Building) magazine. Check it out here…
Due to client demand for properly produced video training, Converge are now offering choreographed recording of contractor and vendor training. We’ve called it Dynamic Video Training to highlight the flexibility in re-training new staff on the fly.
The value of training videos to help building managers train facilities staff is obvious, but all too often they are done poorly. Since Converge Digital Building Manuals have solved the issue of training videos being easily accessible and even searchable on any computer or smart device, our clients have started to utilize them.
Many original training sessions were poorly planned, not professionally filmed or edited and so we now offer re-training with our own qualified experts on projects that are too long after hand-over. On new projects we engage contractors from the project to deliver concise, professional results that are focused strictly on operation and maintenance.
Bermuda’s King Edward Memorial Hospital reached substantial completion yesterday June 12th. The handover ceremony was well attended as Bermuda is looking forward to accepting their new state of the art healthcare facility. Stay tuned for more pictures.
Digital building operation and maintenance manuals are easy, they are just a bunch of files on CDs! – Right? This is what we hear and see delivered on many projects. However, owners and end users want more than ‘a bunch of CDs’, especially in an age where smart phones and tablet devices are everywhere. Owners want smart, searchable multimedia O&M manuals that can be used with all their computers and mobile devices. That is exactly what Converge™ delivers.
The technology to build a Converge™ digital O&M manual can sometimes take over our entire workspace. Converge™ is high tech to build but easy for end users to use, so YES, Digital Buildings Manuals are easy; easy to use!