Agenda


October 15-17, 2018 | Nashville, TN


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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


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Laser & Critical Environment Labs


Kurt Matsen, PE, CEM - Grumman/Butkus Associates

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


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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


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


12:00PM – 1:30PM | Lunch


1:30PM – 3:00PM


Leveraging TAB & BAS for a Successful Cx Project


Jim Feeney, PE - Grumman/Butkus Associates


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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


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


Keith La Rose - CopperTree Analytics, Inc.

Wanda Lenkewich - Chinook Systems, Inc.


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3:00PM – 3:15PM | Break


3:15PM – 4:15PM | Short Session


How to Write a Functional Test


Karl Stum, PE, CCP - Summit Engineering


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Controlling the Air


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


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Winning Work: Engaging & Contracting with Owners


Kathleen Favale

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


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Humidity Control Design Tips


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


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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


Breakfast Session: Tax Incentives That Can Fuel Your Project


Shane Nault - Building EnergetiCx

Randy Lucas - Lucas Tax + Energy


Session Description


Breakfast Session: Young Professionals Panel


Evan Wyner, PE, CCP - Collier


Session Description


8:30AM – 10:00AM


Scoping & Investigating Existing Buildings


Robert Austin - Dewberry

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


Session Description


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.


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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


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


Bio Research: IAQ Teamwork


David Cohen, PE, CCP - Grumman/Butkus Associates

Jeff Smith - HTS Chicago

Dan Block, PE, LEED AP - Northwestern University


Session Description


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


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


Lunch

The Value of Commissioning


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

Eliot Crowe - LBNL


Session Description


1:30PM – 3:00PM


Energy Calculations: What, When, & Why


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


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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


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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


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


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