Feb 1st- Commissioning Tips Tricks & Techniques

  • 01 Feb 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Overland Park


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  • Walk-Ins are always welcome. For those who do not preregister prior to the cut-off date.
                 Commissioning Tips Tricks & Techniques:
      A long time practitioner, the speaker will discuss some of the tips, tricks and techniques to successfully commission any project. In the tips portion, the discussion will focus on such items as starting early with the development of Owners Project Requirements (OPR) or alternatively how to handle projects that lack OPR (more typical). For example, adding value no matter what stage of the construction you enter the commissioning process. Tricks will look at how to engage all participants in the project and ideas about how to proceed cooperatively. Techniques will review methods for pricing, performance verification and operator training.            

T. David Underwood

ASHRAE President &

Distinguished Lecturer 

   Underwood was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Immediately upon graduation, he entered the HVAC&R industry and was employed by a major products manufacturer for approximately 10 years. In 1975, Underwood founded Isotherm Engineering Ltd., an HVAC&R design-build enterprise, which continues to be operational.

    He was a volunteer Board member of ORAC (the Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association) for many years and served in all executive positions. He also served on the CSA B52 committee on Mechanical Refrigeration, the advisory committee that assisted the Ontario government in developing refrigeration regulations for Ontario.

    He coauthored a trade refrigeration safety manual and served on a trade advisory committee for the refrigeration trade in Ontario.

    As a member of a Canadian Federal committee he participated in writing the Building Science and Plumbing section of the 2015 edition of the Model National Building Code (MNBC).

    He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and a member of Technical Committee 7.2, HVAC&R Construction & Design Build Technologies, and of the Building Performance Alliance Ad Hoc Committee.

    Underwood previously served on the Board as president-elect, treasurer, served two terms as a vice president and also served as a director-at-large.

    He has received an Exceptional Service Award, a Distinguished Service Award and the William J. Collins Research Promotion Award.

Fees are $25 for those who RSVP by Friday, Jan 29th and $30.00 at the door.

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    Hope to see everyone at this month’s lunch program!
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