Agenda


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Monday, July 27, 2020

8:00 AM – Noon PST | Pre-Conference Workshop: EBCx Tips and Tricks; Lessons from a Career in the Field

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST | FREE Opening Plenary and Keynote | Buildings & Transformation Through and Beyond COVID19

Dan Forino, PE, CCP, BCxA
President Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP Opening Address
Liz Fischer BCxA Executive Director Presentation of the 2020 Benner Award and BCxA President’s Award
Keynote Address by Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon
COVID19 has immediately impacted building design and operation and the results will transform architecture, commissioning, and building operation practices for decades to come. Dr. Van Den Wymelenberg is an expert in indoor air quality and directs the University of Oregon Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center that has been studying the indoor microbiome with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He will contextualize the current pandemic with regard to historic changes to architectural design following previous pandemics, summarize a decade of discovery about the indoor microbiome (including information about fungi, bacteria, and viruses), present results from testing buildings for the novel coronavirus over the last four months, and provide insights into how to reopen and operate buildings to support human health as we move forward through and beyond COVID19.

Track 1: Commissioning Essentials
Monday, August 3, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST | Unlocking the Value of EBCx: Achieving Success through Training and a Culture of Collaboration

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM PST | Commissioning Requirements in Building Codes and Standards – Where and What is Included?

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM PST | Commissioning “Outside” the Box, Alternatives and Shortfalls of Traditional Pre-Functional Checklists

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST | Commissioning from the Owner’s Perspective

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM PST | Sponsored Session by BlueRithm | Commissioning Essentials: 3 Killer Concepts for Cx

Track 2: Transformative Commissioning
Monday, August 10, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST | Python: Open-Source Data Analytics

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM PST | Riding the Digital Transformation Wave – Don’t let your Cx process get wiped out!

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM PST | Technology Systems Commissioning

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST | Structural Commissioning

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM PST | Sponsored Session by InEight | Project Certainty Using a Completions Mindset

Track 3: Building Enclosure Commissioning
Monday, August 17, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST | Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Analysis as Part of the Commissioning Process

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM PST | Commissioning the Building Enclosure: What is Really Important

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM PST | Ensuring High Performing Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Through Rigorous BECx

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST | Establishing BECx Testing and Inspection Protocols for Project Success

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM PST | Sponsored Session by Intertek | Re-Occupy with Confidence: Practical Approaches to Reduce Risks and Create Healthier Indoor Environments

Track 4: Sustaining Ongoing Building Performance
Monday, August 24, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST | Best Practices for Ongoing Commissioning – the What, Why, and How of Our Profession’s Most Innovative Commissioning Solution

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM PST | Let’s Bend the Curve: New Strategies to Maximize Ongoing Building Performance

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM PST | EBCx of a College Campus

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST | A Case for Ongoing Commissioning at Scale – Brookfield Properties

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM PST | Sponsored Session by CopperTree Analytics | Automating Commissioning with Software: Science Fiction or the New Reality?

Track 5: Mission Critical
Monday, August 31, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST | Healthcare Commissioning: A Guide to Adding Value

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM PST | Healthcare in Crisis – Pandemic Cx Response from the Frontlines

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM PST | Commissioning Data Centers

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST | The Inside Scoop: What You Need to Know About Data Center Commissioning

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM PST | Sponsored Session by Facility GridBuild a Sustainable Facility Knowledge Management Program