Senior commissioning agents Brandon Sedgwick, PE and Jeff Womack of HP&D will join other industry thought leaders at the 5th annual Critical Facilities Summit, taking place October 23-25, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN, to share experiences and lessons learned, and provide an in-depth look at leading trends in the design, management, and operation mission critical environments.
Primary systems that primarily fail, back-up systems that don’t back up, interruptible uninterruptable power supplies, upgrades that actually downgrade, control systems that are out of control…It’s very easy to miss something crucial and nearly impossible to get everything right. But in data centers and critical facilities, the price of missing even the simplest thing can be exorbitant.
Join storyteller and commissioning engineer Brandon Sedgwick as he shares war stories, fables, and cautionary tales from the trenches in this 90-minute workshop. Participants will learn how even the smallest detail in a fundamental system can become the single point of failure that disables a facility, gain insight into how a highly-effective commissioning team finds and addresses potential concerns to prevent common issues from becoming costly problems, and extract lessons learned from successful and not-so-successful implementations to improve methods and avoid disaster.
Working safely while maintaining power to critical components requires scrutiny above and beyond that of new construction to prevent injury, property damage, and service disruptions. This session is part of the Optimizing Uptime track, which is focused on resilience, business continuity, staff training, testing and modeling, and ongoing operation of mission critical facilities.
Join 30-year commissioning veteran, Jeff Womack, as he provides real-world examples of the complicated, risky, and unforgiving practice of testing and commissioning at live sites, and discusses how to break Murphy’s Law and complete projects safely, on time, and without incident. Participants will learn about the intricacies of planning and managing a live-site commissioning project, understand the unique risks and special considerations associated with working in a live site, and explore how to integrate assessments, documentation, and training into live-site testing.