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December PES Webinar
December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree – $10.00
** All Student Members please contact the registration chair.
December Professional Education Seminar (PES) Webinar
When: Noon-2pm on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
Topic 1: Integrity (How to Respond When Things Go Wrong)
Speaker 1: Terry Rogers
Integrity is often used to describe people and their traits. Some descriptions of integrity are exhibiting conduct that conforms to accepted standards of right and wrong, remaining truthful even when it means taking responsibility for failures, and being faithful to high moral standards. A prerequisite to integrity is to have established norms, standards, behaviors, etc. that everyone agrees are generally appropriate and applicable to all situations. Integrity is also a term that can be used when describing physical assets, processes, structures, and even organizations.
When assessing a building or structure we evaluate the physical aspect of integrity. When attributing integrity to processes and organizations, a different set of examples and characteristics come to mind. This presentation will discuss how the concept of integrity permeates the engineering, design, construction, commissioning, and long- term operations of facilities. Integrity is demonstrated by how we respond to, and how we behave when we make mistakes or encounter the unexpected.
Terry has over 39 years of progressive experience in Critical Facilities operations and management including strategic planning, critical infrastructure design, operations, and commissioning; business protection and recovery; preventive and predictive maintenance; technical training and professional training development.
Terry is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and a voting member of ASHRAE TC9.9 "Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces, & Electronic Equipment", ASHRAE SSPC 90.4 "Energy Standard for Data Centers”, as well as ASHRAE SPC-127 and GPC-1.6P. He is on the Board of Directors of the Building Commissioning Association’s Southeast Region and has authored or co-authored books, whitepapers, and presentations on Critical Facilities, facilities management, and formal commissioning. Terry is active with the Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Energy Efficiency High Performance Computing Working Group and the 7x24 Exchange International and local Carolinas chapter. He has developed and taught multiple training classes in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of critical facilities including commercial nuclear power plants, aerospace facilities, and large data centers.
Terry has performed site reliability assessments for more than 50 sites in over 20 countries across 5 continents. Terry writes a bi-monthly column in Mission Critical magazine called Sustainable Operations.
Topic 2: Pitfalls of Legal Activity for Design-build Engineers
Speaker 2: Tom Gilbertson
The life of an ASHRAE Member can take some funny turns. As design engineers, we conduct our activity in a bit of a vacuum. But we can’t assume that everyone we work with has an understanding of, and a vocabulary to match, the activities that we do. This presentation will cover the importance of understanding the perspective of who you’re working with (e.g., developers, architects, contractors), discuss strategies to take when things go wrong, and provide an overview of what can befall engineers in the legal system.
Thomas Gilbertson has more than five decades of experience as a mechanical engineer. Since 1981, he has been the President of Thomas A. Gilbertson & Assoc. Inc. He joined ASHRAE in 1961, became a Distinguished Member of ASHRAE in 2013, and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and 2015. He has served in more than a dozen roles for ASHRAE, including as Chair on a Refrigeration Technical Committee. He holds patents for a water side economizer, a pressurized ice building chilled water system, and a refrigerant pump. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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