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AFCOM Data Center World

March 19, 2019 at 9:00 am - March 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm UTC-5

In a world dominated by the cloud, edge computing, and other technologies, the data center remains the DNA of the business. Join more than 1,800 data center, facilities and IT infrastructure professionals at AFCOM Data Center World to find practical solutions for today’s key challenges.

We’re excited that Farris Shaheen, Principal at Morrison Hershfield and AFCOM Atlanta Chapter President, will be presenting “Mission Critical Commissioning vs. Traditional Commissioning. What’s the Difference?”

AFCOM Data Center World will take place from March 19-22 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. More information here.

Mission Critical Commissioning vs. Traditional Commissioning. What’s the difference?

This session will take place on March 22 at 10:40 a.m.
Location: Room 124AB

Is there really a difference between traditional commissioning and commissioning for mission critical? Find out in this session where Farris Shaheen examines a typical commissioning process and takes participants on a step-by-step journey through the commissioning process for mission critical facilities. He will highlight differences, answer common “how-to” queries and review an actual mission critical commissioning plan using real life examples to support the discussion.
The session will include details regarding planning and design, multi-level testing, installation and post acceptance phases of a typical mission critical commissioning process. The goal is to clearly illustrate the ways in which mission critical commissioning differs from other building commissioning processes, outline unique challenges and communicate how doing it right can help ensure that mission critical systems perform as designed.

About our Presenter:

Farris Shaheen, Principal at Morrison Hershfield and AFCOM Atlanta Chapter President
Farris Shaheen, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, is a Principal and Department Manager at Morrison Hershfield, a market-leading, employee-owned engineering firm. In his role, Farris manages the Mission Critical Facilities department in Atlanta and is responsible for US operations, departmental profits and losses, maintaining client relations and new business development. Farris’ clients include international cloud, colocation and enterprise data center clients as well as national wireless carriers in the US.

Farris has over 30 years of experience in consulting, design, commissioning and construction. He has extensive experience in design, installation and commissioning of switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems, static transfer switches, generators, computer room power requirements, electrical power monitoring systems, security and trouble-shooting existing data centers. Farris also has over 20 years of proven operational and project management experience. Farris is a licensed professional engineer in 30 states, a LEED AP professional and a Qualified Commissioning Services provider.



March 19, 2019 at 9:00 am UTC-5
March 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm UTC-5
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Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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