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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. ...

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The Total Building Commissioning Process - Complete Webinar - $195.00

Course comes with 4 Hours | 4 PDHs | 4 AIA/CES LU/HSW. 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). ...

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How to Interpret and Implement the Recently Updated UFC 4-010-01, Antiterrorism and Force Protection Requirements (Course) - $50.00

ORIGINALLY PRESENTED JUNE 12, 2014 Moderator: Rad Delaney, AIA, F.SAME, CDM Smith Course Presenters: Mark P. Gardner, P.E., Blast Security Consultant, Managing Engineer, Hinman Jeffrey Nielsen, P.E., Antiterrorism Standards Engineer, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Course Length: 1.5 Hours Course Credit Hours: 1.5 PDHs, 1.5 AIA LUs/HSW **For AIA credit, please email Belle Febbraro at Bfebbraro@same.org with your name, email address, and AIA #. Course Overview: Join this webinar to learn about the recent changes in Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 and become familiar with what AT/FP consultants and/or reviewers see as critical to the design of compliant buildings. The Department of Defense (DOD) Antiterrorism/Force Protection Document (UFC 4-010-01) is a design criteria required to be considered on all DOD facilities. The standards made a big change to blast design and standoff distances in the latest version. This webinar provides additional detail as to what these changes mean to you. The presenters also discuss case studies and some pitfalls other design professionals have missed. ...

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DHS Frameworks for Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience - $50.00

ORIGINALLY PRESENTED FEB. 25, 2014 Course Presenters: Chris Anderson, Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy Office, Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection Course Length: 1.5 Hours Course Credit Hours: 1.5 PDHs Course Overview: Join this webinar to understand the consequences and cascading risks caused by natural and man-made disasters and to develop a mitigation strategy and recovery plan for mission assurance and greater regional resilience. In February 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13636 on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, highlighting the need to augment our existing focus on managing critical infrastructure risk. In response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the 2013 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP): Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks, to be issued in February 2014. To support adoption of the Framework, DHS is establishing a voluntary program in mid-February of this year. This webinar will highlight how companies and agencies can work jointly at the state, regional and local levels to inventory their infrastructure and better understand the consequences and cascading risks caused by natural and manmade disasters and to develop a mitigation strategy and recovery plan for mission assurance and greater regional resilience. ...

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