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Cyber Security of the SPIDERS Microgrid Network & How it Applies to the Industry at Large (Course) - $50.00

Originally Presented: July 16, 2015 Course Length: 1.5 Hours Course Credit Hours: 1.5 PDHs Moderator: Robert Bradford, Director of Technical Consulting, Burns & McDonnell Speakers: Fred Terry, Federal Cybersecurity Practice Lead, Burns & McDonnell Ross Roley, SPIDERS Operational Manager, US Pacific Command Course Overview: SPIDERS, not the creepy, crawling, eight-legged insects we fear, but Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS), is the acronym connecting clean energy and cyber security. SPIDERS is a Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DoE) partnership project designed to keep critical military facilities in operation in the event of grid outages while making use of clean, locally sourced energy. A major challenge of the project is averting military bases away from over-reliance on diesel-powered backup generators and re-directing them toward hybrid systems integrating solar power, hydrogen fuel cells and local energy sources. Learn which cyber security threats affect the grid, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and Industrial Control Systems during the July 16th webinar, Cyber security of the SPIDERS Microgrid Network & How It Applies to the Industry at Large, and earn 1.5 PDHs. This webinar explores an overview of cyber security threats, the SPIDERS microgrid, Red Team exercises against the microgrid network. SCADA managers in the Energy Transmission & Distribution sectors, individuals involved in Industrial Control System networks, as well as DoD personnel and contractors responsible for DoD security, will be learning directly from industry experts, Fred Terry, Federal Cyber Security Practice Lead at Burns & McDonnell and Ross Roley, SPIDERS Operational Manager at the US Pacific Command. ...


Designing Glazing Systems Under the Updated UFC 4-010-01, ATFP Requirements (Course) - $50.00

Originally Presented: July 9, 2015 Course Length: 1.5 Hours Course Credit Hours: 1.5 PDHs/ 1.5 AIA LU/HSW Moderator: Rad Delaney, AIA, F. SAME, CDM Smith Speakers: Jeffrey Nielsen, P.E., HQ AFCEC/COSC Lynne Bregmann, P.E., Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc. The DoD Antiterrorism/Force Protection Document (UFC 4-010-01) is a design criteria required to be considered on all DoD facilities. Standard 10, Windows and Skylights contains the design criteria for mitigating the hazards caused by non-blast resistant windows and skylights. • This webinar provides additional detail on how to comply with the DOD blast resistant window and skylight criteria. The first part of the presentation will focus on the main changes to the criteria and discuss the implications of these changes. Highlight other reference and tools available to assist in designing windows for DoD facilities. • The second part of the presentation provides case studies and specific examples of how the Stand 10 criteria has been interrupted and implemented for various types of DOD projects including Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and Window Vendor work. The project examples not only highlight the implementation of Standard 10 but how other design decisions and UFC 4-010-01 Standards affect the Standard 10 requirements. ...


Change Management (Course) - $50.00

Originally Presented: May 7, 2015 Course Length: 1.5 Hours Course Credit Hours: 1.5 PDHs Moderator: Maj Matthew Altman Speaker: Terri Hurley Planning for Change, Motivating, Persuading and Responding to Potential The world is changing and is changing faster than ever before. Responding to change requires a continuous change program where the company can constantly and dynamically adapt. Alternatively, an organization may need to go through a major change program periodically to remain competitive and/or current. People in charge of a change management progress must consider a variety of areas such as organizational change, persuasion, how to communicate the need for change, how to gain momentum, how to overcome resistance to change and how to deal with powerful resisting stakeholders to succeed. This course is designed to help participants familiarize themselves with these topics so they can be prepared to handle them when designing or executing change management. By the end of this course attendees will be able to: • Understand why some organizations fail in change management • Understand how people handle change and why their reactions matter • Plan stages of a change process and increase the likelihood of success by adhering to proven principles of change management • Understand why people are afraid of change and use behavioral techniques to overcome their resistance to change • Identify skill gaps and required infrastructural changes through a structured approach • Evaluate people’s performance and use coaching and mentoring to motivate them towards change • Use various tools to identify areas to focus on the most and brainstorm ideas on how to move the change process forward ...


The Total Building Commissioning Process - Complete Webinar - $195.00

Course Overview: Commissioning (Cx) and Re- or retro-commissioning (RCx), or the process of ensuring that a new or existing building’s performance continues to meet or exceed its design over time, is increasingly the target of government policy and the beneficiary of market forces. New Federal, State and Local mandates, in conjunction with voluntary, market-based standards, are poised to transform the Cx/RCx marketplace. What began as a tool to ensure that commercial building owners get their money’s worth from design and construction professionals, commissioning is now known to be the most cost-effective measure available for reducing energy use, lowering operating costs and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. A recent meta-analysis by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that Re/Retro-commissioning yields a median 16% energy savings with a payback time of 1.1 years for a cash-on-cash return of 91%. The public sector, in an effort to both promote and secure the environmental, social and economic benefits of energy efficiency, are incorporating Cx/RCx into new policies. Increasingly, Cx/RCx is the direct focus of government policy aimed at boosting energy efficiency in the built environment. Over the past decade, a series of Federal laws, executive orders and other regulations have resulted in requirements for commissioning and retro-commissioning in all Federal buildings. The results of these policies have been to improve Federal energy management, while providing an instance of leadership-by-example that has increased the profile of Cx/RCx elsewhere. As a result, Cx/RCx is now the beneficiary of government or utility financial incentives or even the force of law. Ultimately, Cx/RCx has the potential to save building owners and operators more than $30 billion a year in energy costs by 2030.Continuing to underutilize this cost-effective quality assurance tool could not only be unlawful, but bad business. This course shall describe the Total Building Commissioning Process. Case studies that followed LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning guidelines for newly built and renovated facilities for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security shall be presented and analyzed. Perceptions and expectations of the Cx process from the perspective of all stake-holders; owners, designers, contractors, and commissioning specialists shall be presented and discussed. The purpose is to illustrate that there are varying levels of agreement on “What Commissioning Is and Is Not.” Through the use of audience interaction, the instructor will illustrate that LEED Commissioning does not establish the final boundaries and benefits for the overall Total Building Commissioning process. The overall potential energy conservation and utility cost-saving benefits that could be captured go beyond LEED and enhance our country’s ability to achieve the goal of energy independence. Through lecture, written material, class discussion and interactive activities, students will learn the following material: Definitions of Commissioning (Cx) and Retro-Commissioning (RCx) The Cx & RCx Process – Similarities and Differences Objectives & Benefits Requirements & Attributes of a Certified Cx Provider Cx Standards, Regulations & References LEED and Cx Myths, Reality & Managing Expectations (Case Studies) Learning Objectives: Learning Objective 1: At the end of this course, participants will be familiar with the Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning process, applicable codes and standards, and be able to differentiate between the two in terms of similarity and differences. Learning Objective 2: At the end of this course, participants will understand the overall objectives, benefits, and potential results of the Commissioning process and how this relates to improved building operational efficiencies. Learning Objective 3: At the end of this course, participants will be able to distinguish through case study examination the myths from the reality of this process to include examining stakeholder expectations, contract language and issue resolution techniques. Learning Objective 4: At the end of this course, participants will become familiar with sustainability and energy conservation requirements as it relates to commissioning by examination of applicable legislative directives, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), Standards and Guidelines, and Building Rating Systems (Such as LEED, Green Globes). ...


Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) Implementation Update (Course) - $50.00

Originally Presented: April 28, 2015 Course Length: 2 Hours Course Credit Hours: 2 PDHs Moderator: Stacey Hirata, P.E., USACE Speakers: Jim Whittaker, IFMA John Bernhards, APPA Brian Gilligan, GSA Program Manager, FBPTA George Mino, P.E., Senior Program Analyst, Directorate of FIM, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Course Overview: Join the Facility Asset Management Committee on April 28, 2015, for an overview of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) and earn 2PDH credits. This webinar will provide insight on: FBPTA requirement and implementation across the federal government; Department of Defense implementation; and perspectives from professional societies and accreditation organizations. Federal civil servant building professionals, contractors executing work within federal facilities, trainers and those interested in FBPTA will benefit from this seminar. Why You Should Attend: • Learn about the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) • Learn about the training requirements for federal building personnel • Learn about DOD and other federal agencies implementation of FBPTA Who Should Attend: • Federal civil servant building professionals • Contractors executing work within federal facilities • Trainers, professionals seeking certification, and anyone interested in FBPTA ...


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