AABC TAB Talk Webinar: Value of TAB to Building Performance & Project Closeout

Rebecca Ellis, PE, CxA, Questions & Solutions Engineering
Miles Ryan, Questions & Solutions Engineering
Mark Cotroneo, TBE, SMB of Minnesota



The Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) process, and the value it brings to building performance and successful project closeout, is often overlooked and under-valued. Key construction team members who drive project schedule and project closeout would greatly benefit from understanding the common TAB processes performed on building mechanical systems, as well as the issues that can occur when such processes are impeded. This webinar will explain several common TAB processes, present problems often encountered during those processes, and explain how those problems can prevent successful project completion and proper system operation. Finally, the presenters will offer best practices to better integrate the TAB professional into the construction team.

Lesson Objectives:

–          Explain the role of the TAB professional

–          Summarize common TAB procedures performed in buildings

–          List common system performance issues that are typically not identified until the TAB process is performed.

–          Identify the best practices to properly integrate the TAB professional into the construction team

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Mar 24 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Mark Cotroneo
    Mark Cotroneo
    SMB of Minnesota
  • Miles Ryan
    Miles Ryan
    PE, Questions & Solutions Engineering

    Miles Ryan is a commissioning engineer at Questions & Solutions Engineering in Chaska, MN. He has eleven years’ experience in the industry, getting his start as a Civil Engineering officer in the Air Force. He served in various roles overseeing the design, construction, and operation of facility mechanical systems at Grand Forks AFB, ND. In 2015, he became a mechanical systems instructor at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Since leaving active duty in 2018, he has remained on faculty at AFIT as an Air Force Reservist to continue teaching courses in HVAC control systems as well as HVAC design and analysis. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Montana State University and M.S in architectural engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Ohio.

  • Rebecca Ellis
    Rebecca Ellis
    P.E., CxA, Questions & Solutions Engineering

    Rebecca is a nationally recognized leader in the building commissioning industry. In addition to being a licensed professional engineer in 17 states, she is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds commissioning certifications from ASHRAE, the Building Commissioning Association, and the AABC Commissioning Group. She has Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and the University of Minnesota, respectively. She has helped define mainstream commissioning services and has written a monthly column about commissioning for Engineered Systems magazine for more than 20 years. Rebecca is Founder and President of Questions & Solutions Engineering, a consulting engineering firm committed to working with facility owners and operators worldwide to achieve high performance from their new and existing mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems.

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