In AABC Video, Members Tell our Story: Quality, Integrity, Independence
Our Members say it best, AABC is the trusted Total System Balance provider of choice for every building owner and design professional. Watch the AABC video below and you will agree!
AABC establishes industry standards for Total System Balance of building environments and is the only association that exclusively certifies independent agencies. Members receive certification, technical training, continuing education, and business resources. AABC publishes the National Standards for Total System Balance, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved manual that details the minimum standards for total system balance, along with a host of other publications, technical training guides and continuing education programs to support its agencies and certificants.
“Our members are the trusted Total System Balance providers of choice for every building owner and design professional” says AABC President Benjiman J. “BJ” Link, TBE (United Testing & Balancing). “We ensure this through rigorous enforcement of agency independence, the highest standards for qualifying for certification, and maintaining excellence with a first-rate continuing education program.”
AABC, Backed by Proven Professionals
AABC membership is conditioned on each agency having at least one Certified Test and Balance Engineer (TBE) on staff. To attain this coveted credential, the candidate must have a minimum of eight years’ test and balance experience and pass an eight-hour exam that tests applicants’ knowledge and technical competence in air and hydronic systems balancing, psychrometrics and heat transfer, electrical systems, sound and vibration testing, instrumentation and TAB project management.
AABC: Where Quality is Assured & Performance Guaranteed
The performance of AABC members is backed by a Quality Assurance Program and National Performance Guaranty. These programs require that all completed projects be reviewed by headquarters which in turn independently verifies the satisfaction of the engineer of record on the project. The record shows that in 99 percent of the cases, the engineer indicates satisfaction. If not, the feedback is immediately communicated to the member firm, which is required to address the issue with the engineer and inform AABC of the resolution.
“I carry my company’s AABC-Certified Member Agency and my TBE Certification with tremendous pride,” said AABC Executive Vice President Mike Kelly, TBE, CxA (American Testing). They are enduring symbols of quality in the TAB profession backed by 55 years of tradition and widely recognized in the field.”
AABC is affiliated with the AABC Commissioning Group and the Energy Management Association.