Claims have long been identified as
one the most significant issues that face contractors, owners and architect/engineers
alike. Invariably, claims create an adverse environment that often prevents
long-term relationships, the foundation of a strong company. This presentation
investigates the common causes of claims and then builds on that knowledge to
generate common sense strategies to avoid claims and manage risk.
Join us for our November meeting with the Pikes Peak chapter
on Thursday, 11/21 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Don Piano, Manager and Training
Director for the Pikes Peak Mechanical Contractors Association, will be
presenting on the details and importance of Carbon Monoxide Safety. Please see
the attached biography and topic of presentation for more information.
this month’s meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus building at 22 W.
Pikes Peak Avenue (adjacent to downtown library). This may be our Chapter’s new
meeting place! Detailed directions to the new meeting place are attached. The
Please join us as we kick off a great year at our Pikes Peak chapter! Jack Arrington and Nancy Swearengin will now be joined by Dale Hoke and Shelbie Erickson to present on HVAC codes and inspections, with an emphasis on insulating commercial duct. Our presenters have thoughtfully prepared a hand out for the presentation, so come ready to learn and interact!
We will meet at the East Library, 5550 North Union Blvd.,
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch is $20 at the door. Pre-Pay online and save at www.pikespeakashrae.com,
just click “Sign Up
Here” and buy your lunch ticket.
Our presentation is on Integrated Building Design. The quest of successfully providing a truly integrated building design continues to challenge our industry and the built world. This program looks at these challenges, identifies barriers to success, and explores solutions to promote and achieve holistic IBD. Topics include:What is IBD, Project delivery techniques, Design team structures, Design discipline cross-links and coordination, Hidden barriers, and How do we make IBD work?
Charles Gulledge III is a senior mechanical engineer with AC Corp. in Greensboro, NCHe has over 24 years’ experience in the HVAC industry. Currently, he is a member of the ASHRAE Handbook Committee and Building Information Modeling and Interoperability AD Hoc Committee and liaison to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Previously, he was a member of the 7.1 Integrated Building Design and the High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification Ad Hoc Committee. As liaison to CDS, Gulledge was deeply involved in the overhaul of the MasterFormat 2004 specification organization structure. He is a MasterFormat Accredited Instructor and has conducted numerous classes.
“Outdoor Airflow Control Improves Building’s Performance”
This course demonstrates the performance and economical advantages of directly measuring and controlling outdoor air intakes versus the traditional approach of relying upon a fixed outdoor air damper position. Design guidelines are provided to assist in optimizing systems by using direct airflow monitoring and control. The goal of the course is to improve indoor building environments, building pressurization control, and improving energy economy.
Bridging the Gap from Design Intent to Operational Reality
We will discuss project experiences, successful and not, to lay out acase for a few simple/practical tips to help ensure facilities operateas intended. Building upon lessons learned through CommissioningRetro-Commissioning and Asset Management that can support improvements in both design and operations. We’ll discuss simple goal setting strategies and attaining O&M buy in at the beginning of the project, then ask you to consider preparation of design documents which are useful for operations.