Performance Building Systems

About Performance Building Systems

It is not necessary to change, survival is not mandatory  W. E. Deming

Performance Building Systems exists because a significant amount of waste still exists in the development and operations of today’s commercial buildings. Our vision is for innovation in construction – similar to that which has occurred in other industries. The goal is to increase building value and performance by reducing waste, defects, complexity and other obstacles. We do this by equipping and empowering owners, architects and building teams with better processes and supporting technology needed to bring about improvement – in planning, management, prediction, observation, and measurement. 

Performance Building Systems is the primary partner in Building Catalyst LLC – a technology company with a flagship application by the same name. Catalyst is a  cloud-based BIM technology that enables such prediction and measurement starting in the early planning stages of the project. Catalyst has a very low barrier to entry – low cost and easy learning curve. To learn more, please visit

Performance Building Systems and Building Catalyst were both founded by Mark Sands. Mr. Sands has been on a 30 year journey to improve commercial construction delivery and facility performance. He has worked entirely on the construction delivery side of the industry – the last 12 of which in applying the scientific method with computing code needed to make the complex more simple and measurable. He is a registered professional engineer, with an MBA and BS in civil engineering.