Melissa Payne



    Melissa Payne, BECxP, CxA+BE, CDT, is a subject-matter expert for Tremco Inc., where she serves as a national Building Enclosure Construction Management Specialist.  She specializes in assisting construction managers and general contractors with QA/QC practices - with a focus on the construction of high-performance leak-free structures.

    Before joining Tremco, Melissa provided building envelope commissioning and consulting services, which included conducting forensic investigations. She was also an owner’s representative for a municipal utility company, where she managed the maintenance, restoration and construction of more than 150 structures.

     Melissa has a strong foundation in industry standards for the building enclosure commissioning process, building science, performance testing and building envelope construction.  As a Level II Building Science Thermographer, she uses thermography in the study of building enclosure failures and performance testing. 

     Through her owner-representative consulting and commissioning experience, forensic work and manufacturer internal consultant involvement, Melissa has expansive perspective of the construction industry.  She works with owners, architects, engineers, designers, construction managers, general contractors, and enclosure tradespersons to promote the integrity and performance of building enclosures.

     Highly engaged in the design and construction industry, Melissa is a guest speaker at Drury University School of Architecture. She serves on the educational committee for Southwest Missouri CSI chapter, is member of International Construction Consultants and a past-chair and founding member of BEC-OR.  She is also a member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on ISO/TC 163 Committee, 21105-20106 thermal performance in the built environment – building envelope performance verification and commissioning BECx, and serves on International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants’ Building Enclosure Commissioning Certification Committee.

SESSION TITLE: Providing Owners What They Really Want – Leak Free Buildings – Through Performance Specifications