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2017 NFMT Education

2017 NFMT Orlando BACnet Educational Sessions
November 14 - 15, 2017

 

 

  

 

Links to presentation slides are available below.

 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017  
Time Presentation
Presenter Bio  Session Description
 9 a.m.

BACnet 101

 

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Ben Dorsey III, Chief Content Strategist

Ben H. Dorsey III is an industry marketing executive and freelance writer and speaker. He routinely deals with topics of building intelligence, building sustainability, emerging market factors, and BACnet. He has worked for more than 15 years with building product manufacturers including more than 10 years with a building automation and control manufacturer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Scientific and Technical Communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). He is a LEED Green Associate.

You've heard the term for some time but are still a little confused about what it is and, more importantly, what it can do for you. In this session, we'll examine what BACnet is, learn about its value proposition, discuss some caveats of working with it, and examine its future.

 
 10 a.m.

HVAC 101: Chillers, VFDs and BACnet - Oh My!

 

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Tim Skell, ABB

Tim Skell, Sr. HVAC Application Engineer at ABB, has been working with variable frequency drives (VFDs) in the HVAC industry for over 10 years. VFD retrofits, custom solutions, serial communications integration, and troubleshooting are a sampling of the daily activities of an Application Engineer. Tim's degree is in Electrical Engineering, and he is also an active member in the BACnet community.

 A multipurpose (office & factory) facility recently underwent a major HVAC renovation, including the addition of a central chiller plant and thermal (ice) storage. This renovation will be used as a case study, educating the attendee on how a complete HVAC system operates, energy savings opportunities, along with how BACnet communications contributed to an intelligent and sustainable building.

3:10 p.m.

Interfacing Elevators & Escalators with BACnet: The Time is Now

 

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Grant Wichenko, Appin Associates

 

Christopher Mason, Schindler Elevator Co.


Grant Wichenko is the President of Appin Associates, a 37-year-old consulting firm that specializes in Building Automation System (BAS) Design, which includes specification and commissioning with emphasis on BACnet-enabled controls; as well as Mechanical Systems Design (HVAC, Boilers, Chillers), which emphasizes the needs of Facility Operations. As a Professional Engineer, Grant maintains memberships on the ASHRAE SSPC-135 (BACnet) and GPC-13 (BAS Guideline Specification), as well as involvement with ASHRAE 201P (SmartGrid Committee).


Christopher J. Mason (MSc) is a Computer Engineer Manager with 30 years of control development experience in the elevator industry. His control system power Schindler’s premier Mid- and High-rise Elevator products. A member of the ASME working group on Occupant Evacuation Operation and the BACnet working group which defined the Elevator and Escalator Addendum to the BACnet standard, Chris applied his experience to help define and co-author a white paper to extend BACnet for Occupant Evacuation Operation. Chris is currently overseeing the integration of BACnet within Schindler’s product offering as well as leading the project to the install of Occupant Evacuation on two of Schindler high rise buildings.

Facility Managers commonly use BACnet to monitor HVAC, lighting and other systems.  Elevators are expensive to maintain but few elevators are currently monitored using BACnet.  The presenters will outline the benefits of elevator/escalator monitoring via BACnet.  The BACnet standard now has new objects and services for monitoring elevators and escalators in a standard manner.  The presentation will give elevator monitoring project examples. The presentation will outline BACnet’s role in implementing elevator Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO).

         
Wednesday, November 15, 2017  
Time Presentation Presenter Bio  
9:00 a.m.

Lighting & IT Collaboration: When lighting is living on or connected to the corporate intranet

 

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Scott Ziegenfus, Hubbell Lighting, Inc.

 Scott Ziegenfus has been a member of the lighting industry since 1994. He spent 22 years as Senior Engineer for Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., and since early 2016, has been with Hubbell Lighting (HLI). As Manager of Government and Industry Relations at HLI, Scott works with all areas and across product lines to help drive understanding of new and changing standards and technologies. With a degree from Lafayette College in Electrical Engineering and numerous certifications, Scott solidifies his expertise in Sustainability, Energy, Information Technology, Codes and Standards, and Building System Integration.

Networked lighting, PoE, IoT brings little doubt lighting is becoming dependent on IT. With natural efforts to save infrastructure and resources the installation of networked lighting demands an interaction with institutions IT administration. However, the IT domain has many, if not most, in the lighting community not understanding the line of when networked lighting comes under the jurisdiction of the institutions IT administration and what parts of that system must live within the institutions established IT policies. This seminar will provide fundamental understanding of how and when to work with IT departments.

10 a.m.

Best Practices for Implementing BACnet in your Facility

 

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Grant Wichenko, Appin Associates

Grant Wichenko is the President of Appin Associates, a 37-year-old consulting firm that specializes in Building Automation System (BAS) Design, which includes specification and commissioning with emphasis on BACnet-enabled controls; as well as Mechanical Systems Design (HVAC, Boilers, Chillers), which emphasizes the needs of Facility Operations. As a Professional Engineer, Grant maintains memberships on the ASHRAE SSPC-135 (BACnet) and GPC-13 (BAS Guideline Specification), as well as involvement with ASHRAE 201P (SmartGrid Committee).

This presentation will explain the value of networked controls to FMs in implementing top down policies on energy conservation, sustainability, LEED, etc., helping FMs to work “leaner and meaner” while achieving policy targets. In addition, this presentation will outline best practices that will help the FM manage the BACnet component in a BACnet-based Building Automation Systems project.


 














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