October 15-17, 2018 | Nashville, TN

Escape Room

Stop the Building Chaos Virus – Sign-Up Today!

Can you stop the building chaos virus that threatens our planet? You’ll be given the opportunity at the BCxA Conference in Nashville. This fun and exciting scenario is part of a building-commissioning-based escape room activity. Gather a team of ten or fewer people and take on this collection of puzzles that all lead to your ultimate objective: stopping the building chaos virus.

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Day 1 – Tuesday, October 16th

7:30AM – 5:00PM | Registration – Ryman Exhibit Hall B1

7:30AM – 8:30AM | Breakfast – Ryman Exhibit Hall B1-2

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Welcome: The State of the Industry

BCxA Conference Masters of Ceremonies:

John Villani, BCxA President, PE, CCP - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Keynote Address: What Does It Mean to Have a Resilient Infrastructure?

Major General Michael J. Walsh (Ret.), Executive Vice President National Programs - Dewberry

Smart Energy Analytics Campaign Recognition

Amy Jiron, Acting Commercial Buildings Integration Program Manager - US Dept. of Energy Building Technologies Office

Hannah Kramer, PE - LBNL Affiliate - Building Technologies and Urban Systems

Presentation of The Benner Award

Liz Fischer, Executive Director - BCxA

Session Description

10:00AM – 10:30AM | Break – Ryman Exhibit Hall B1

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Begin at the Beginning: Design Phase Cx

Craig Hawkins, CxA, CCP - McKinstry

Sean Whelan, PE, CCP, LEED AP - Columbia University

Anthony Avendano, LEED AP BD+C - Columbia University

Session Description

Presentation - Hawkins
Presentation - Whelan, Avendano

Laser & Critical Environment Labs

Kurt Matsen, PE, CEM - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Kevin VanderKlay, PE, LEED AP, QCxP - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Session Description

Presentation - Matsen, VanderKlay

Empowering Operations

Saverio Grosso, CEM, CEA, EBCP - Edison Energy

Jay Tulley, PE - US Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey

Brian Clark PE, CEM, CPMP - US Army Corps of Engineers

Session Description

Presentation - Grosso
Presentation - Tulley
Presentation - Clark

Using Analytics for Successful MBCx

Hannah Kramer, PE - LBNL - Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

Kathleen Rossman and Tom Moore - University of Iowa

Rahul Chatterjea - ComEd

Walid Guerfali - Nexant

Session Description

Presentation - Kramer, Rossman, Moore
Presentation - Chatterjea, Guerfali

12:00PM – 1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM – 3:00PM

Leveraging TAB & BAS for a Successful Cx Project

Jim Feeney, PE - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Session Description

Presentation - Feeney

If It's So Smart, Why Can't the Equipment Communicate?

Dwight Gray, PE, CCP - Engineering Economics, Inc.

L. Scott Henderson, PE, CCP, LEED BD+C - McKinstry

Noah Welshans, LEED Green Associate - McKinstry

Session Description


Say Anything, Write Anything, Do It All?

Austin Azzaretto, PE, LEED AP - AKF Group LLC

Jessica Corriere, PE - AKF Group LLC

Tony DiLeonardo, CxA, LEED AP - Wick Fisher White

Tracey Jumper, CCP - Jump-Start Building Commissioning, LLC

Session Description

Presentation - Azzaretto, Corriere
Presentation - DiLeonardo, Jumper

Leveraging Data & Keeping it Safe – MBCx Applications & Data Security

Keith La Rose - CopperTree Analytics, Inc.

Wanda Lenkewich - Chinook Systems, Inc.

Session Description

Presentation - La Rose
Presentation - Lenkewich

3:00PM – 3:15PM | Break

3:15PM – 4:15PM | Short Session

How to Write a Functional Test

Karl Stum, PE, CCP - Summit Engineering

Session Description

Presentation - Stum

Controlling the Air

Ryan S. Lean, PE, LEED AP, CCP, EBCP, CEA, WELL AP - Jaros, Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers, LLP

Session Description

Presentation - Lean

Winning Work: Engaging & Contracting with Owners

Kathleen Favale

Dan Forino, PE, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP - Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP

Session Description

Presentation - Favale, Forino

Humidity Control Design Tips

R. Mark Nunnelly, PE, CxA, LEED AP - Nunnelly & Associates, Inc.

Session Description

Presentation - Nunnelly

5:00PM – 9:30PM | Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Show at The Opry

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 17th

7:30AM – 5:00PM | Registration – Hermitage Foyer

7:30AM – 8:30AM | Breakfast – Hermitage Foyer

7:15AM – 8:15AM

Breakfast Session: Ethics for PEs

Dan Forino, PE, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP - Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP

Session Description

Presentation - Forino

Breakfast Session: Tax Incentives That Can Fuel Your Project

Shane Nault - Building EnergetiCx

Randy Lucas - Lucas Tax + Energy

Session Description

Presentation - Nault, Lucas

Breakfast Session: Young Professionals Panel

Evan Wyner, PE, CCP - Collier

Session Description

Presentation - Wyner

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Scoping & Investigating Existing Buildings

Robert Austin - Dewberry

Kenny Reed, PE, CEM, CxAP - Specialized Engineering Solutions

Session Description

Presentation - Austin, Reed

The Value of BECx for Performance & Risk Avoidance

Fiona Aldous - Wiss Janney Elstner Associates

Simon Pallin PhD, CEM - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Caroline Hazard - CSRA, Inc.

Session Description

Presentation - Aldous
Presentation - Pallin, Hazard

Integrating New & Legacy Systems

Candice Rogers, MBA, CCP, CxA, LEED AP BD+C - Paladin, Inc.

Kelsey Leslie, PE, CxA, Niagara IV - Paladin, Inc.

Jeremy Bartlett - RMF Engineering, Inc.

Meghan Reisterer - Oberlin College

Session Description

Presentation - Rogers, Leslie
Presentation - Bartlett, Reisterer

10:00AM – 10:30AM | Break

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Data Analysis Know-How

Reinhard Seidl, PE - Taylor Engineering

Ryan Stroupe - PG&E Pacific Energy Center

Session Description

Presentation - Seidl
Presentation - Stroupe

Bio Research: IAQ Teamwork

David Cohen, PE, CCP - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Jeff Smith - HTS Chicago

Dan Block, PE, LEED AP - Northwestern University

Session Description

Presentation - Cohen

NCCx: Multi-Use Challenges

Harunori Yoshida, Professor Emeritus - Non-Profit Organization Building Services Commissioning Association, Japan

Naomiki Matsushita - Aleph Networks Corporation

Jorge Torres-Coto, PE, CCP, CxA, BECxP, CxA+BE, EMP, LEED AP BD+C - Kitchell

Session Description

Presentation - Yoshida, Matsushita
Presentation - Torres-Coto

12:00PM – 1:30PM | Lunch – Tennessee Ballroom D/E


The Value of Commissioning

Tom Poeling, President-Elect, PE, CCP, CEM - US Engineering Company

Eliot Crowe - LBNL

Session Description

Presentation - Poeling, Crowe

1:30PM – 3:00PM

Energy Calculations: What, When, & Why

Tim Shinnick, PE, QCxP, CEM - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Session Description

Presentation - Shinnick

Cx for Safety & Security of Buildings

Wayne Dunn, PE, PEng, LEED AP - E. W. Dunn Developments, Inc.

Scott McChesney, MCSP, CHS III - Spec-X Consulting

Session Description

Presentation - Dunn
Presentation - McChesney

High Performance Labs

Javier Navar Payan, MSME, PE, CEM - University of Minnesota

Raphael Vitti, PE, BEAP - kW Engineering

Chris Weyandt, PE, CEM - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Session Description

Presentation - Payan
Presentation - Vitti, Weyandt

3:00PM – 3:30PM | Break

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Closing Plenary: Town Hall Meeting

John Villani, BCxA President, PE, CCP - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Tom Poeling, President-Elect, PE, CCP, CEM - US Engineering Company

Session Description