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[Webinar] Mission Critical Commissioning vs. Traditional Commissioning – What’s The Difference?

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Farris Shaheen, P.E., QCxP, Department Manager for Mission Critical Facilities in Atlanta, is presenting Mission Critical Commissioning vs. Traditional Commissioning – What’s The Difference?  via GoToWebinar on September 26th at 12:00 pm EDT. Attendees will learn critical tools and skills in the commissioning process, incl., project management, terminology, safety, documentation and gain a clear understanding of the difference between traditional commissioning and Mission Critical commissioning. They will learn tools for directing and communicating with numerous project stakeholders such as owners, vendors, contractors etc. in an effective and timely manner on typically fast-moving projects.

Presentation Overview:

Is there really a difference between traditional commissioning and commissioning for Mission Critical? Find out in this session where Farris Shaheen, P.E., 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 Facility commissioning plan using real life examples to support the discussion.

RSVP HERE to attend the webinar.

 

About the Presenter

Farris Shaheen, P.E., QCxP– Principal and Department Manager

Farris Shaheen is a Principal and Department Manager with Morrison Hershfield. Farris has over 30 years’ experience in consulting, design, commissioning and construction, and manages the Mission Critical Facilities department in our Atlanta office. His clients include international cloud, colocation and enterprise data center clients, as well as national wireless carriers in the US.

Evolution Of The Mega-Scale Data Center & Tales From TOR-1

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Evolution of The Mega-Scale Data Center & Tales From TOR-1  is a half day event in Toronto, ON, held in the Lennox Hall at the Toronto Board of Trade. Learn the history of DFT, a leading wholesale data center provider before it was acquired by Digital Realty Trust in 2017 for $7.6B and engage in the conversation with our moderated panel industry professionals followed by a networking reception. Our keynote speaker and panelists are drawn from the end-user, equipment, construction, engineering and architectural industries. This event is designed for senior executives, architects, consultants, researchers, engineering/technology professionals and the data center and colo/wholesale/cloud end-user community.

Topics covered by our panelists will include:

  • Market drivers which made Toronto attractive.
  • Challenges posed by converting a former newspaper print facility into a world class data center.
  • Differences in designing and building data centers in Canada and USA.
  • Lessons learned.

Register Now! Seats are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Click HERE to register for the event.

Meet Our Keynote:

Scott Davis – Former CTO, DuPont Fabros Technology

Scott A. Davis has over 30 years of Data Center experience, specialized in the engineering, design and operation of high-reliability Hyperscale facilities. Mr. Davis was formerly the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., (DFT); responsible for the design and management of DFT’s portfolio of thirteen Data Centers which comprised over 1,880,000 square feet (~175k m2) of computing space and 347MW (megawatts) of critical UPS power capacity. During his time at DFT, Scott and his team have pioneered several new innovations to data center design, including MV Isolated-Parallel UPS, MV oil-filled PDU’s, together with several cooling innovations that have achieved real-world PUE’s of 1.15. Prior to joining DFT, Mr. Davis served for eight years at AOL where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of all of AOL’s domestic and international data centers. Earlier in his career, Scott worked for several consulting engineering firms that specialized in data center design and construction, including CCG Facilities Integration. Mr. Davis earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Meet Our Panelists:

Sean Smith, P.Eng. – Principal and Director of Business Development, Morrison Hershfield

Sean is a Principal with Morrison Hershfield and has been at the firm for almost 20 years. He has worked in both Canada and the U.S.  In his role, Sean is part of the leadership team for Mission Critical Facilities and is involved in business development, general management, project management, design, analysis, field review, and construction management for a wide variety of data center, telecommunications and other critical facility projects.

Dan Jolivet, P.Eng. – Vice President, EllisDon Corporation

Dan has 20 years of experience in completing Major Construction Projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  Dan has been responsible for some of EllisDon’s most complicated Projects such as the SickKids Research Centre Laboratory, The Scarborough Hospital Expansion and Toronto General Hospital.  Over the course of the last 7 years, Dan has lead EllisDon’s initiative in the Data Centre Field.  He has worked on more than $500M (combined construction value) of Data Centre construction of which about $120M worth of work has been in existing Operating Data Centres.

Matthew Zieg – VP National Accounts & Business Development, Vertiv Co. 

Matt Zieg is responsible for managing the growth and development of strategic accounts in key market verticals, such as Colocation, Retail, Healthcare/Insurance and Utilities.  In his 20 years of service with Vertiv, Matt has contributed in varying roles, including engineering support, marketing and sales.  His diverse background, including experience as an IT business analyst, has helped Vertiv’s business expand into new markets and strengthen enterprise relationships. Matt holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.

Zenon Radewych – Principal, WZMH Architects

Zenon Radewych joined WZMH in 1995 and became a Principal of the firm in 2007. For the past 15 years, he has led the firm’s mission-critical practice and has overseen all data centre projects completed by WZMH. He is directly involved in all data centre projects from start to completion and is instrumental in developing the initial concepts, working closely with the owners and engineers to develop highly efficient and reliable solutions. Zenon holds a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science from Toronto’s Ryerson Polytechnical University.

 

Steven Dumas – VP, Design Management, Digital Realty

Steven has over 30 years of experience in facility design, construction, and operations the last 15 years exclusively in the data center industry.  The unique multiple discipline background has provided Steven with the opportunity to experience and drive numerous state-of-the-art designs ranging from 100% free air/adiabatic cooling to water side economizers with chiller assist as well as distributed redundant and catcher static UPS topologies to Iso-Parallel Rotary UPS topologies.

Jakub Pawelczak – Manager of Project Delivery, Morrison Hershfield

Jakub Pawelczak joined Morrison Hershfield as a Project Manager in the Project Management Services Group. Jakub has experience as a Project and Construction Manager in Mission Critical facility installations across North America and the Caribbean and with complicated MEP design-build projects globally. Prior to joining Morrison Hershfield, Jakub worked as a Project Engineer for a Toronto-based consulting firm in their Data Center Design Build division and as a Project Manager for a Toronto-based manufacturing equipment and automation manufacturer and installer.

This event is brought to you by Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical, EllisDon, Vertiv Co., WZMH & Digital Realty.

AFCOM Data Center World Local – Atlanta 2018

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AFCOM has cancelled the event due to scheduling challenges.

AFCOM is holding the first of its Data Center World Local events of 2018 on Thursday, September 13th at the City Winery in Atlanta, GA. This series of one-day events aim to educate and connect data center professionals at the local level, by providing the opportunity for leading data center industry peers to engage in real-world conversations and share insights that can be put into action in your environment today!

Data Center World Local – Atlanta 2018 will tackle some of the most important challenges facing those who lead data center operations. In-depth sessions will cover a range of topics such as:

  • IT operations
  • Facilities operations
  • Cutting edge modern data center topics
  • Security and disaster recovery

AFCOM Atlanta Chapter President and Department Manager of Morrison Hershfield’s Mission Critical Facilities, Farris Shaheen invites you to join him for this great networking opportunity.

Click HERE to register for the event.

Farris Shaheen, P.E., QCxP– Department Manager and Principal

Farris Shaheen is a Department Manager and Principal with Morrison Hershfield. Farris has over 30 years’ experience in consulting, design, commissioning and construction, and manages the Mission Critical Facilities department in our Atlanta office. His clients include international cloud, colocation and enterprise data center clients, as well as national wireless carriers in the US. He is currently President of AFCOM’s Atlanta Chapter.

CAPRE’S Third Annual Greater Atlanta & Southeast Data Center Summit

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CAPRE is holding their Third Annual Greater Atlanta & Southeast Data Center Summit at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. This one day conference is for developers, investors, capital sources, end-users and engineers. The event features 20+ speakers and a full day of combined informational panelists and networking.

The sessions will dive into topics such as:

  • The advent of 5G, microdata centers and the evolution of the next generation.
  • Planning and managing tenant fit-outs in wholesale and colocation data centers.
  • The impact of blockchain, cryptocurrency and bitcoin on data centers.
  • … and more!

Join the discussion and debate why and how the Atlanta market has heated up and will continue to do so.

Farris Shaheen, Department Manager for Morrison Hershfield’s Mission Critical department in Atlanta, is attending and available throughout the conference to meet with you. Find out about our team’s recent and ongoing projects, and what’s next for the increasingly active industry.

Click HERE to register for the event.

Schedule a meeting with Farris: HERE

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of an important discussion! We look forward to seeing you there.

Farris Shaheen, P.E., QCxP– Principal and Department Manager

Farris Shaheen is a Principal and Department Manager with Morrison Hershfield. Farris has over 30 years’ experience in consulting, design, commissioning and construction.  His clients include international cloud, colocation and enterprise data center clients, as well as national wireless carriers in the US. Farris manages the Mission Critical Facilities department in our Atlanta office.

CCI Professional Development Seminar Series: Mission Critical Commissioning – What’s The Difference?

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On August 15th, Farris Shaheen, Principal, is presenting Mission Critical Commissioning – What’s The Difference? at Critical Components, Inc.’s professional development seminar series. Attendees will learn critical tools and skills in the commissioning process, including, scope, project management, terminology, safety and documentation, as well as the benefits of Mission Critical commissioning and how it differs from traditional commissioning.

Presentation Overview:

Is there really a difference between Mission Critical Commissioning and traditional commissioning? This session will provide an overview of Mission Critical Commissioning and will describe the different levels of a commissioning process, supported by real-life examples and culminating in a finalized commissioning plan.

About the Presenter

Farris Shaheen, P.E., QCxP– Principal and Department Manager

Farris Shaheen is a Principal and Department Manager with Morrison Hershfield. Farris has over 30 years’ experience in consulting, design, commissioning and construction, and manages the Mission Critical Facilities department in our Atlanta office. His clients include international cloud, colocation and enterprise data center clients, as well as national wireless carriers in the US.

For more information about the professional development seminar series or to register for this presentation go to criticalcomponents.net.

7×24 Exchange Carolinas & Atlanta Chapters 2018 Summer Meeting

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The 7×24 Exchange Carolinas & Atlanta Chapters Summer Meeting is a two-day event held in Charleston, SC. Attend and learn from Keynote John Formica, the “Ex-Disney Guy” on how to develop a remarkable team culture to gain loyal and committed employees all working together at the WiMCO Workshop. Other thought leaders and industry experts will be in attendance presenting on twenty years of data center reliability analysis and disruptive data center technologies.

Members of our Mission Critical team are attending and available throughout the event to meet. We’d be happy to answer questions or explore ways Morrison Hershfield can assist with your next project.

Register for the  7×24 Exchange Carolinas & Atlanta Chapters 2018 Summer Meeting:  HERE

 

Meet Our Missions Critical Professionals:

Farris Shaheen, P.E., QCxP– Principal and Department Manager

Farris Shaheen is a Principal and Department Manager with Morrison Hershfield. 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’ experience in consulting, design, commissioning and construction.

Schedule a meeting with Farris: HERE

Angie Nodora, P.E. – Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Angie has over 13 years’ of experience and 11 years’ of experience in the design of electrical systems for mission critical facilities such as data centers and trading floors for telecommunications, commercial, financial, and retail institutions. She is actively involved with various mission critical facility clients working with them to increase reliability and integrate new technology into their business.

Schedule a meeting with Angie: HERE

We look forward to seeing you there!

AIA 2018 Collaborative Research Summit

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The 2018 AIA Collaborative Research Summit gives you the opportunity to engage with change agents exploring research related to technology, health, and resilience. During this interactive two-day event, participants will learn about innovative research findings and methodologies poised to transform the architectural practice. Participants will have the exclusive opportunity to shape AIA’s research agenda for the future.

Eric Corey Freed, Sustainability Disruptor, will deliver the keynote at this year’s Summit. His presentation will be on the topic of New Models of Innovation in Architecture Practice.

More information and registration can be found here.

Eric Corey Freed – LEED BD+C/LEED Fellow, Sustainability Disruptor

With over 25 years licensed architect experience, Eric has helped architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. He has been a regular contributor for Greener Buildings, KBB Home, Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications, and lectures around the country at over 50 events a year.

Eric has served on the boards of the Human Health Initiative, the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations. He was a founding board member and Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and served on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert where he drafted visionary sustainability policies. He has received awards from several Mayors and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.

The Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium: 2018

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The Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium (GCDCS18) is a full day event in Hamilton, ON. GCDCS18 explores key issues affecting data center transformations, guidance on best practices in Canada and metrics/milestones that apply to data center transformations. This one-day event is for data center operators, suppliers, leading-edge design firms, academics, and more.

Attend and listen to a panel of industry experts explore trends that are driving change in data center designs, what data center operators need to know, and how to build facility strategies for the future. From 1:35 pm – 2:30 pm, panelists from IBM, Sick Kids and the University of Toronto, will join Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical Vice-President, Shaunak Pandit, for this “thought-provoking” discussion.

Click HERE to register for the event.

About The Panelist

Shaunak Pandit, P.Eng., LEED A.P. – Principal, Vice-President of Mission Critical Facilities

Shaunak Pandit is the Vice-President of Mission Critical Facilities and a Principal at Morrison Hershfield. He is also our Mechanical Practice Lead for Critical Facilities. Shaunak brings over 25 years of experience in designing and evaluating mechanical and control systems for data centers, LAN rooms and switch rooms, 24×7 central utility plants, cogeneration plants, transit facilities, laboratories, healthcare facilities, industrial manufacturing facilities and hydro-power plants amongst others. His experience spans the entire gamut of engineering services, starting with master planning, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies through to detailed design, contract administration and start-up and commissioning. The wide spectrum of work experiences has allowed Shaunak an exposure to emerging trends in the process and design technologies, and an opportunity to adapt and integrate these technologies into design solutions spanning different industry sectors.

Apartmentalize Conference: Using Biology to Grow Buildings

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Learn about sustainable success during our session Using Biology to Grow Buildings, part of the National Apartment Association’s educational series at this year’s Apartmentalize conference in San Diego  (June 13-16).

Presentation Overview:

The $9 trillion-a-year global construction industry is responsible for nearly 60% of climate change emissions, a third of landfill waste, and a shocking array of negative health effects. This session maps out the rationale for a paradigm shift in the way you approach your practice and think about materials. We’ll discuss a specific example of a pioneering new way to grow buildings (literally!) by fusing synthetic biology, genomics, parametric modeling and 3D printing to create a material that allows us to move from a PETRO-chemical world, to a BIO-chemical one. Together, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero/zero carbon projects, and how to identify the risks amplified over and above a conventional development.

Eric Corey Freed will be presenting this educational session at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Register here.

About the Presenter:

Eric Corey Freed, LEED BD+C/LEED Fellow, Sustainability Disruptor
With over 25 years licensed architect experience, Eric has helped architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. He has been a regular contributor for Greener Buildings, KBB Home, Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications, and lectures around the country at over 50 events a year.

Eric has served on the boards of the Human Health Initiative, the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations. He was a founding board member and Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and served on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert where he drafted visionary sustainability policies. He has received awards from several Mayors and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.

 

CaGBC Building Lasting Change 2018: Two Presentations

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On June 5-7th, take advantage of learning the latest knowledge and insights from Canadian and global experts in green building design and retrofits, market transformation, technology transformation and more at the at CaGBC Building Lasting Change Conference!

Register here

A Regional Emphasis: Rapid GHG Reductions and Resilience in the Built Environment

Presentation Overview:

Explore how extreme climate-driven events in urban population centers may trigger governments and policy makers to take action to mitigate risks associated with the impact of climate change. With the collaboration of policy makers in local municipalities and provincial government, this presentation intends to dissect the actions being taken and challenges being faced by various provincial and municipal government fronts such as the introduction of new minimum energy performance requirements in building codes, implementation of carbon tax, and greater emphasis on durability, resiliency and urbanization strategies aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change.

Presented by: Kalum Galle, Senior Sustainability Specialist
Wednesday, June 6
2:45 p.m.
Room 206 C

Pushing & Predicting Passive Performance: Tips, Tricks and Tools from Retrofits to Resilience

Presentation Overview:

Pushing the passive envelope performance has been an increasing focus for deep green retrofits and projects seeking higher building performance. Practitioners are looking at the role of whole building rating systems, such as LEED Version 4, coupled with other energy or wellness focused rating systems, such as Passive House, WELL Building Standard, Net Zero, RELi, or Carbon Neutral/Positive programs to assist in pushing towards exceptional building performance. This presentation discusses the substantial changes and the importance of envelope design; from Lifecycle Assessment and Building Envelope Commissioning to new products like thermal clips, advanced glazing, double façades and dynamic cladding. The presenters will also discuss new tools and techniques that can be used to better predict performance from thermal bridging, new processes to commission the envelope and methods to increase durability and resilience. The two presenters, both LEED Fellows and Sustainability and Building Science Consultants, will include lessons learned from 20+ years of LCA work, 10+ years of LEED Durable Building projects in Canada, and 5 years of Building Envelope Commissioning work.

Presented by: Jamie McKay, Sustainability and Building Science Specialist, and Mark Lucuik, Senior Sustainability Specialist
Thursday, June 7
10:15 a.m.
Room 206 D

Kalum Galle, B.Arch. S GSI, LEEP AP BD+C, Senior Sustainability Specialist
With more than eight years of experience in the field of sustainable development, Kalum brings valuable experience in various building rating systems and construction coordination. Kalum provides sustainable design guidance and energy efficiency solutions for innovative green building design strategies. Through Integrated Design Process, he has worked with commercial, residential and educational clients in all phases of the LEED® process from concept design through to construction and certification. Kalum is on MH’s LEED Certification Review Team and has completed over 50 LEED project certification reviews on behalf of the CaGBC to date.

Jamie McKay, P.Eng., Sustainability and Building Science Specialist/LEED Fellow
Jamie McKay is a Building Science and Sustainability Consultant at Morrison Hershfield. He has over 25 years of sustainable building experience with a prime focus on projects in Central and Eastern Canada. He has worked on LEED and Green projects in the area of Building Science, specializing in high-performance building envelope design and has taught and lectured across Canada on the subject.

Mark Lucuik, P.Eng., Senior Sustainability Specialist/LEED Fellow
Mark has acquired a wide range of knowledge in sustainable design and building science through his experience and private work and through research in wood products and roofing materials and environmental embodied effects. Having achieved LEED Fellow status in 2013,  he is one of a very short list of North Americans with the most prestigious designation for LEED Professionals. This recognizes his exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of Sustainability Professionals.