Jim Mascaro is registered as a Professional Engineer in nine states and is a Certified Commissioning Professional with the Building Commissioning Association Certification Board. He has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry working as a commissioning authority, construction manager, and mechanical design engineer. His project work has included the full spectrum of commercial, educational, institutional, high-tech communications facilities, and military/government facilities. He has been an advocate on behalf of the energy efficiency industry, speaking to audiences attending commissioning/retro-commissioning seminars from a number of organizations including ACEC, COAA, CSI, the USGBC, and IFMA.
Jim oversees MBP’s Facility Performance consulting service line and is responsible for working with our clients to provide innovative solutions for improving the performance of building systems, increasing occupant comfort, lower energy usage, and providing better maintenance access for a sustainable facility.
BAE, Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
1. How did you get into a career in construction?
My interest in construction began when I was 13 years old working during the summer as a carpenter’s helper putting shingles on the roof of cabins in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The father of a very close friend of mine from grade school was the general contractor and he was building new cabins that particular summer. One night after dinner with the work crew, I noticed his father leaning over the dining room table looking at blueprints. That was the first time I had seen a blueprint and was fascinated by the fact that SOMEONE had actually DESIGNED what we were building. From that day forward, I made the decision to pursue a career in the construction industry.
2. What was/is the project you are most proud of?
Leading the MBP Facility Performance Service team to provide commissioning services for the renovation of the National Air and Space Museum for the Smithsonian Institution is truly an honor. In 2017, this national facility was visited by approximately seven million people from all over the world.
3. What are some of your hobbies?
My wife and I enjoy taking long walks together, riding our bikes on various ‘rails to trails’, and exploring new waterways, rivers, and beautiful scenery while paddling a kayak.