Control Theory and Application
ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.4

Meeting Information

TC 1.4 is sponsoring several technical programs at the Chicago Winter 2018 Meeting.

Sunday, January 21, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Debate 1: BAS Graphics: Integrating Multiple Masters, Who Is the Boss?
Track: Systems and Equipment
Sponsor: 1.4 Control Theory and Application, 7.3 Operation and Maintenance Management
Moderator: Marcelo Acosta, P.E., Member, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada

Building automation graphics are the users' primary interface with the system. As such, the interface should support the users effectively and efficiently in accomplishing their work. When an owner expands or adds automation capability, the Graphical User Interface should painlessly extend too. BACnet was established to promote free enterprise for open, non-proprietary building automation, but does seamless integration exist for user interfaces? One speaker argues the graphic interface is the “hook” controls companies use to control the owners. The other speaker argues properly specified user interfaces and data sharing allow today for vendor independence, and shows how it’s done.
Participants:
Frank Shadpour, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA and Larry Scholl Jr., Member,  Automated Logic, Kennesaw, GA
Monday, January 22, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Seminar 24: Building Automation Solutions to Code Compliance Challenges in Hospitals
Track: Standards, Guidelines and Codes
Sponsor: 1.4 Control Theory and Application, 9.6 Healthcare Facilities, 7.5 Smart Building Systems
Chair: Frank Shadpour, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA
Progressive hospitals are leveraging their building automation systems to document compliance with the codes and standards required by various regulatory agencies for medical service accreditation. The quantity and penetration of smart devices used in every facet of health care spaces is increasing at remarkable rates. The first speaker describes the recent advances in available tools and methods used to automate the collection and presentation of smart device data for compliance reporting. The second speaker presents strategies for retrocommissioning building automation systems in hospitals while meeting their enhanced code requirements.
1. Harvesting Data in Smart Hospitals for Code Compliance Reporting
Daniel Farrow, Palomar Health, San Diego, CA
2. Retrocommissioning Strategies to Save Energy in Existing Hospitals
Joseph Kilcoyne, P.E., Member, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA

Tuesday, January 23,1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Seminar TC: Building Automation, Social Media and Millennials! What Do They Have in Common?
Track: Fundamentals and Applications
Room: Salon 4/5
Sponsor: TC 1.4 Control Theory and Application
Chair: Marcelo Acosta, P.Eng., Member, Armstrong Fluid Technologies, Toronto, ON, Canada
Building Automation, Social Media and Millennials! What Do They Have in Common?
Michelle Shadpour, Student Member, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA
Tuesday, January 23, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Seminar 51: Control System Best Practices: How to Make the Control System a Success, Part 2
Track: Systems and Equipment
Sponsor: 1.4 Control Theory and Application
Chair: Israa Ajam, Associate Member, Ecosystem, New York, NY
Building automation systems (BAS) can substantially improve: building comfort, occupant wellness and building systems efficiency, with reduced energy costs and promoting proactive facilities maintenance measures for better customer service. Getting a BAS project to provide palatable results is achievable with the right recipe and balance of ingredients. Realize how the BAS standard, commissioning agent, CSI Division 25 and being involved in the BAS design development process from the start can generate great results. The discussion establishes how these ingredients can provide an owner with a BAS deliverable that controls building systems effectively, efficiently with the aroma of success.
1. Control System Best Practices: How to Make the Control System a Success Part 2A
Barry Bridges, P.E., CPMP, Life Member, NV5, Saint Paul, MN
2. Control System Best Practices: How to Make the Control System a Success Part 2B
George Gemberling III, County of Riverside, Riverside, CA
3. Control System Best Practices: How to Make the Control System a Success Part 2C
Israa Ajam, Associate Member, Ecosystem, New York, NY
 

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