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  • Keithly Barber Associates, Inc.

    194 N. Cedar Brook Road

    Boulder, CO 80304

    Tel: 720.583.1298

    Fax: 206.246.1691

    www.keithlybarber.com

    KBA Commissioning Consultant Services

    Statement of Qualifications

    Higher Education Facilities 2017

    http://www.keithlybarber.com/

  • Higher Education Facilities; KBA Commissioning Services SOQ

    Keithly Barber Associates, Inc. Introduction Letter

    March, 2017 From: Ryan Hay, CCP, P.E., LEED AP Principal Keithly Barber Associates, Inc., Colorado Division 194 N. Cedar Brook Road, Boulder, CO 80304 Phone: (720) 583-1298; Email: ryan@keithlybarber.com Keithly Barber Associates (KBA) thanks you for this opportunity to provide our Statement of Qualifications for your consideration. KBA is an employee owned building commissioning specialty firm with in-house mechanical and electrical commissioning capabilities. Though we commission projects of all types, we focus heavily on educational facilities. Our portfolio includes projects ranging in size from a few thousand to over a million square-foot, utilizing project delivery methods ranging from spec/bid/build through design/build and assist, and highly collaborative integrated approaches involving team co-location sites.

    Our services are provided in accordance with the highest professional commissioning standards, including the Building Commissioning Association's (BCxA) Essential Attributes and Best Practices, and ASHRAE Commissioning Guidelines. KBA principals and engineers actively contribute to our profession by giving commissioning presentations and training around the country and serving as officers and active participants in leading commissioning organizations. KBA helps owners and project teams obtain new and existing building systems that continuously function in accordance with the owners requirements. Our team of honest, hardworking, highly experienced and creative commissioning professionals accomplishes this efficiently, effectively and fairly by expertly listening, considering and collaborating.

    Thank you for the opportunity to submit our Statement of Qualifications. We hope to work with you and your

    team in the near-future.

    Sincerely,

    Ryan Hay, PE, CCP, LEED AP Principal

    mailto:kent@keithlybarber.com

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    Keithly Barber Associates, Inc. Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    A: FIRM OVERVIEW .................................................................................................................................................................. 1

    B: TEAM RESUMES ................................................................................................................................................................... 3

    C: HISTORY OF WORK ............................................................................................................................................................ 10

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    Keithly Barber Associates, Inc. Firm Overview Page 1 of 11

    A: Firm Overview

    A. Introduction: Keithly Barber Associates (KBA) is an employee owned building commissioning specialty firm with in-house mechanical, electrical and low voltage systems commissioning capability; we commission both new and existing building systems. Our technical staff has commissioned K-12 schools, universities and libraries; correctional, judicial and law enforcement facilities; office, retail and mixed use buildings; laboratories and healthcare facilities; recreational facilities and recording studios for hundreds of private, public and governmental clients in the United States and abroad. The sizes of these projects range from a few thousand to nearly one million square feet and have utilized many different project delivery methods including design/build, GC/CM, spec/bid/build, and integrated delivery type. KBA takes pride in our industry-wide reputation for our ability to tailor a commissioning approach that cost-effectively meets the specific needs of each of our clients.

    B. Mission: To help owners obtain, and maintain, building systems that operate in accordance with their functional requirements, by creatively and respectfully applying our professional experience and transparently collaborating with the project team.

    C. History: Pete Keithly founded our original commissioning-specific company in 1996. In May of 2005, Kent Barber, PE, LEED AP joined our firm as a principal, and Keithly Barber Associates was incorporated. Kent has been a specialized commissioning professional since 1992 and is recognized as a building commissioning pioneer. He is a founding member of the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) and played a major role in developing the Essential Commissioning Attributes set forth by the BCxA. Today KBA is owned by Kent Barber and fellow Principals/Senior Project Managers Ryan Hay, PE, LEED AP and Jeremy Fugere, CCP, LEED AP BD+C.

    D. Nature of Services: KBA provides new and existing building commissioning services, design reviews, condition surveys and diagnostic services for building systems. We have in-house mechanical and electrical commissioning capabilities and routinely commission HVAC, refrigeration, building automation, security, emergency power, power quality, lighting, photovoltaic, laboratory processes, and other specialty systems. Though we commission projects of all types, we focus heavily on educational facilities, healthcare, research laboratories and sustainable building projects.

    E. Unsurpassed Experience: A key to KBA's commissioning success is the breadth and depth of our staff's experience. KBA employees have an average of 23 years of experience designing, installing, operating, troubleshooting and commissioning building systems of all types; with individual commissioning-specific experience ranging up to 20 years. All of our employees have extensive hands-on testing experience with energy efficient design and control strategy optimization.

    F. Top Level Professional Standards: KBA is committed to top level commissioning standards. Our Principals and engineers give commissioning presentations and training around the country and serve as officers and active participants in leading commissioning organizations, such as the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA), ASHRAE commissioning advisory committees and the California Commissioning Collaborative. KBA services are provided in accordance with the highest professional commissioning standards, including the Building Commissioning Association's Essential Attributes of Commissioning, ASHRAE Commissioning Guidelines, U.S. Green Building Council's LEED requirements and CHPS. KBA is also a member of A4LE.

    G. Commitment to Project Management, Continuity & Completion: The success of KBA on past projects demonstrates the expertise of our project managers (PMs) in the areas of project scheduling, scope of work/scope creep, budget issues, changes that arise throughout the life of the project, and project closeout. For confirmation of the expertise of our project manager in these areas, we encourage you to contact the references provided in this SOQ. One reason our PMs are able to stay on top of their projects is that KBA does not take on projects that we cant man with an expert and efficient CxA team. We can say this with confidence because of the way we determine our project teams. We track employee workloads

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    Keithly Barber Associates, Inc. Firm Overview Page 2 of 11

    and availability, and do not agree to take on projects unless we can confirm that appropriate key employees and resources are available to satisfy the project schedule. We accomplish this by tracking the three-year monthly workload projection of every employee. When we select an in-house project team, we match the projected workloads of our employees with the project schedule; in addition to matching employee experience and professional goals with the project requirements. In order to provide redundancy and continuity through illness and vacations, we typically involve more than one individual for every project.

    H. Commitment to Persistence: An often short-changed but fundamental component of sustainability is the persistently efficient and effective performance of building systems. True sustainability, in accordance with the ASHRAE sustainability commitment and the AIA 2030 challenge, can only be achieved if a building operates continuously on the performance baseline established through the optimization and functional testing processes implemented during new construction, or existing building commissioning. Ironically, Green, or Sustainable building programs tend not to address this. KBA approaches commissioning with a focus on persistence.

    I. Commitment to Sustainability: KBA is a leader in the commissioning of Sustainable Buildings. We are a U.S. Green Building Council member, and our Principals have given presentations related to commissioning LEED projects to ASHRAE Chapters, National Sustainable Building Advisor Program courses, and the National Conference of Building Commissioning (NCBC). Our resume of completed and active LEED projects includes those with Gold, Silver and Platinum ratings. In addition to our USGBC experience, KBA is a member of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and has bee