Introduction to Building Commissioning

Building commissioning is one of the best risk management strategies in the construction industry — because regardless of whether a facility is new construction or under renovation, nothing is more important than the constructability, functionality, and maintainability of a space.

A client-focused, solutions-driven approach to commissioning is one of our team’s greatest strengths at Henderson Building Solutions. We bring value by helping to resolve issues, foster collaboration, and drive projects to completion. Whether we’re acting as an extension of facility staff or training existing personnel on system integrations and maintenance procedures, we bridge the gap between design intent and construction. Whether a building is brand new, looking for a simple upgrade, or has seen better days and needs a full renovation, we can help. In fact, we’re known in the industry for helping solve tough building challenges that no one else can.

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Our commissioning team is full of experienced and talented members who can work on commissioning projects anywhere in the U.S. Allow us to introduce you to our all-star team of experts and the scope of what they can accomplish.

Travis Short | Commissioning Director

As our commissioning director and commissioning technical leader, Travis is responsible for reviewing designs before construction projects begin and assessing building systems for functionality and durability once projects are completed. His meticulous eye for detail, which he’s honed during his two-plus decades within the industry, is pivotal in ensuring equipment is accurately installed, is functioning appropriately, and can be maintained long-term. He also oversees our evaluations for operational efficiency in existing buildings as part of our retro-commissioning service.

Jon Jensen | Western Regional Manager

An AABC Commissioning Group Certified Commissioning Authority, Jon is an expert in his field with a robust knowledge of building systems including troubleshooting, preparing commissioning reports, ensuring job site safety, equipment calibration, test and balance and control systems. Focused on projects within the Western United States, his communication and organizational skills, along with his passion for helping people and solving problems, make Jon an undeniable asset to owners during the design and construction process and throughout the life of their buildings even after the project is finished.

Jason Jenkins | Central Regional Manager

As our central regional manager, Jason spearheads commissioning and retro-commissioning projects in the Midwestern United States, ensuring functionality and durability requirements are met as needed. Throughout his career, he has overseen commissioning, HVAC Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB), and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design services for a variety of industries. This includes healthcare, public sector, education, data centers, industrial, and laboratories.

John Pozzetta | Eastern Regional Manager

In his current role as the eastern regional manager for our commissioning team, John oversees commissioning projects in the Northeastern United States from his home base at our New York City office. He enjoys the project management and consulting process behind bringing projects to life, including the complexities of resolving challenging issues for clients. As a certified Level 1 Interior Firefighter with real-world experience responding to emergency calls, he brings a unique perspective for safety when inspecting existing facilities.

Commissioning Projects We’ve Completed

Henderson Knows Commissioning

Whether a building is brand new, looking for an upgrade, or has seen better days, we can help. In fact, we’re known in the industry for helping to solve the tough building challenges that no one else can. Don’t believe us — give us a call and see what we can do.

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