KAPPA 2017 Fall Meeting
Education Tracks
Friday, September 29th

Track 1 - Session 1
   8:00 AM
Session Title: "Incorporating Campus Energy & Environmental Concerns into an Historic Building"
Presenter: Nicole M. Dress, BLT Architects
Session DescriptionUsing the Penn State Burrowes Building Renovation as a case study, the presentation will explore how this project accommodated the campus's current and future energy infrastructure plans, while seamlessly integrating these systems into an historic building. The presentation will explore three specific aspects of the project, including: accommodating future energy infrastructure, planning for system redundancy, and planning for resiliency.

* This presentation has been certified for, or is pending, an AIA continuing education credit.
Track 1 - Session 2
  9:20 AM
Session Title: "Design Strategies for Advanced Environments"
Co - Presenters: Paul Parise, Scott Jackson, John Yuskovic, and Michael Southwick, RPA Engineering 
Session Description: This presentation will demonstrate the considerations that must be made, from an MEP perspective, for tightly-controlled spaces, such as laboratories, cleanrooms, and production spaces. A general overview of strategies will be presented, along with three case studies of past projects. The case studies will demonstrate the challenges for each unique space and the strategy used to successfully complete the project.

Track 1 - Session 3
 10:40 AM
Session Title: "Sustainability for Student Housing"
Presenter: Jason Borowski, Century Engineering, Inc. 
Session Description: The concept of sustainability is often integral to the majority of student housing projects. By helping the project owner to fully understand the concept of sustainability, and the role that the MEP engineering consultant plays in sustainability, this presentation will provide coordination recommendations for project team members. Additionally, sustainability and the various rating systems will be reviewed with a focus on energy use in student housing applications.

* This presentation has been certified for, or is pending, an AIA continuing education credit.

Track 2 - Session 1
  8:00 AM
Session Title: "Campus-Wide Roadway Referencing, Analysis, and Asset Management"
Co-Presenters: Dominic Passanita, Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC with Kurt H. Coduti, Penn State University  
Session DescriptionPenn State recently implemented a roadway maintenance prioritization system that allows managers to strategically plan roadway maintenance and oversee roadway assets over a 20-year cycle. This presentation will cover the background and need for the initiative, an overview of its implementation, and highlights of the deliverables. A live demonstration of the system, showing different scenarios and the impacts on schedule and budget, will be included.
Track 2 - Session 2
  9:20 AM
Session Title: "Improving Building Energy Outcomes"
Presenter: Rachel Stuckey, Erdman Anthony Associates, Inc. 
Session Description: The presentation will discuss the roles and potential impact of the engineering team on building energy consumption, efficiency, and overall performance. Achieving substantial improvements requires major changes to the traditional design and construction process, including:  integrative design, with building energy simulation, beginning in the earliest phases of design; commissioning, to ensure that the building is built and performs as designed; and, ongoing energy management, to ensure that long-term performance is maintained.

* This presentation has been certified for, or is pending, an AIA continuing education credit.

Track 2 - Session 3
 10:40 AM
Session Title: "Load Profile/Energy Model Overlay for Higher Efficient Chiller Selection"
Presenter: James M. Vizzini, CJL Engineering
Session Description: Published chiller efficiency data may not provide the best machine for a given project. Chiller efficiencies vary across their unloading curve, and determining run hours at various locations on the curve can provide better selections. Chiller performance at less than peak loads, coupled with varying the temperature of entering water, can provide more efficiency than initially expected. The presentation cites three projects in the Pittsburgh area where this has been accomplished.

Track 3 - Session 1
  8:00 AM
Session Title: "Understanding Biofilm: “What is it? What does it mean for my systems? What can I do about it?”"
Co-Presenters: Mike Sanders, Sr., Pat Guccione, Jim Lorditch, and Stephen Bard, Chem-Aqua, Inc.
Session Description: Previous to 2005, there was very little understanding about the true nature of biofilms in HVAC-related environments. However, once a causal link was established between biofilms and the presence of Legionella pneumophila, more serious research efforts began. This presentation is designed to help facility staff understand the nature of biofilms, to include: How and why does a biofilm form? What harm can biofilms cause to my systems? Can biofilms be controlled or eradicated?
Track 3 - Session 2
  9:20 AM
Session Title:  "5 “Big” Environmental Risks on Construction Projects"
Presenter: Joe Kuchnicki, PSI/Intertek
Session Description: The presentation will discuss environmental and industrial hygiene air quality issues that can quickly derail a construction or renovation project if not managed properly. Included in the presentation will be industry trends and regulatory updates for environmental and industrial hygiene concerns related to: asbestos, mold/moisture, subsurface contaminants, dust discharges (including silica), and other hazardous materials in buildings.

* This presentation has been certified for, or is pending, an AIA continuing education credit.
Track 3 - Session 3
 10:40 AM
Session Title: "The Toxic Intruder:  Mold"
Presenter: James “JW” Waudby, SERVPRO 
Session Description: This presentation will assist those in attendance to understand mold in our environments. Topics to be discussed include the evolution of mold awareness, acknowledging mold as part of our environment, understanding the effects of mold on our buildings and environment, understanding mold remediation basics, and understanding ways to protect against mold.