Registration Opens in June

Schedule (second Thursday of each month):  
• July 11
• August 15
• September 19 
• October 10
• November 14
• December 5

Indoor Environments: Wellness & Sustainability for Building Occupants

Al LaPera CxA, EMP, Kimley Horn

Abstract: Review why the Health & Wellness of buildings, is such a hot topic. The presentation will illustrate why we are where we are today. Show what can be done about improving the environment in which we spend most of our time. Review what can be implemented for a better working environment.

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Shift Left for the Commissioning Process of Data Center Projects

Derek De Jesus, CxA, LEED AP, Derek De Jesus, LLC

Abstract: Like many aspects of the building industry, the traditional methods used to commission data center construction projects have shifted to accommodate the faster speed to market requirements, environmental concerns, an aging utility infrastructure, and global crisis that affect supply chain and travel. This webinar will provide Lessons Learned on areas that through modular deliveries of critical MEP infrastructure; many contractors, owners and builders are shifting left the Cx process to manufacturing and integrator plants.

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Essential Cx Series

VRF- Good Intentions Gone Bad Due to Poor Management

Peter Turek, CxA, EMP, LEED AP O & M, CBRE

Abstract: A LEED Platinum middle school that cost $25 million and opened in 2017 has experienced over $350k in expenses related to maintaining the VRF condensing units. We were brought in to identify and assist the client in correcting the installation and restoring the communities faith that there decision to be Net Zero was the right call.

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Essential Cx Webinar

AI’s Growing Impact on Buildings – Design, Construction, Cx and FM

 Robert Knoedler, P.E., CxA, EMP , Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Abstract: As more economic sectors explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their operations and efficiency, the commercial building industry is actively engaged in exploring various uses of AI throughout the design, construction and turn-over process, including systems commissioning and ongoing facility management.   
AI enables architectural and engineering teams to design and plan structures more efficiently, conceptualizing their ideas and optimizing the facilities for energy efficiency and sustainability. Using building information modeling (BIM) and generative adversarial networks (GAN), A/E teams can generate floor plans and create a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of their buildings. Meanwhile, contractors are employing AI to manage construction schedules and logistics, including delivery of materials and oversight of on-site construction equipment.   
With building systems incorporating more smart infrastructure and IoT devices, facilities are generating and collecting a mountain of data. AI can evaluate this information faster and more thoroughly than human analysis. When this smart infrastructure is started and employed near the end of the project, AI can help assess the operation of the building and reports from this analysis can assist the Cx team in troubleshooting and reducing the total time for commissioning. Once occupied and operational, the facilities management (FM) team can utilize AI to assess the data collected from the various sensors and IoT devices to immediately identify issues, develop preventative and predictive maintenance requirements, and allocate operational resources.

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