WPL Schedules ‘Commissioning Best Practices from Design to Build’ Webinar

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The interactive webinar is targeted to various professionals within the construction community, including owners, contractors, architects, engineers, and construction managers.

Commissioning Best Practices from Design to Build

In just a few days, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help construction owners, managers, and design professionals establish a commissioning strategy during the planning phase of their projects.

Building commissioning is the systematic process of ensuring that a building’s complex array of systems is designed, installed, and tested to perform according to the design intent and the building owner’s operational needs. The commissioning of new buildings, the focus of WPL’s upcoming 90-minute event, will be most effective when considered throughout the planning stages and as early as schematic design. To register for “Commissioning Best Practices from Design to Build,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/27dj8og.

Long before green building hit the radar, savvy owners insisted on formal commissioning programs to ensure that design goals are met. Now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction requires it. Commissioning planning should start during the design process. The webinar will help attendees of the event discover ways to implement commissioning best practices -- how it's done, who should perform it, and why it often improves the opportunity to achieve on-time and on-schedule project delivery.

Toward this end, Tom Poeling, Mountain Region operations manager for Eaton Corp./EMC Engineers Inc., will provide attendees the insight he has gained on dozens of projects of all sizes and types, addressing the following:

  • The purpose of commissioning -- how to sell its value.
  • The commissioning process -- how to deliver its value.
  • Commissioning requirements in the design phase.
  • Case studies.
  • Specific requirements for LEED.
  • How commissioning applies to other building systems.
  • Qualifications of the commissioning agent.
  • Commissioning costs.

Mr. Poeling manages EMC’s significant commissioning and retro-commissioning projects in the company’s western operations. He has extensive experience with K-12 and university facilities as well as commercial, institutional, and healthcare buildings. He is a member of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and is a certified commissioning professional. He serves on the board for BCA’s Southwest Chapter. He is also involved with the American Association of Energy Engineers; American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Following Mr. Poeling’s presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/27dj8og.
WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (http://www.projectcontrols.com), Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.


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