Category Archives: Speak Out Loud

Facility Systems Manual: What Is It, Why Do I Want One, and How Do I Get It?

Mohammed Haq presented at the 2016 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) 2016 Annual Conference, held September 25 through 28, 2016, in Kansas City, Missouri. Mohammed presented with Terry Williams, Department of Health Capital Project Manager for the Washington State Public Health Labs. Their presentation, “Facility Systems Manual: What Is It, Why Do I Want […]

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What to Expect in the Existing Building Commissioning Process

Bruce Pitts presented at the 2016 National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) National Conference, held June 12 through 15, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. Bruce presented with Bill Slone, Associate Director of the Division of Engineering and Contract Administration for the Kentucky Department of Facilities Management. Their presentation, “What to Expect in the Existing Building […]

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Practical Approaches to Achieving High Performance Buildings

Jeff Yirak presented at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) 2016 Annual Washington Chapter Conference, held June 8 through 10, 2016, in Walla Walla, Washington. Jeff presented with Kyle McLeod and  Jeff Tweeten of Bellevue School District and Shane Doig, CCP, CxA, LEED AP, of  Welsh Commissioning Group. In their presentation, “Practical Approaches to Achieving […]

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Margaret Felts to Present at 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference

Direct of Client Services and Marketing, Margaret Felts, CPSM, will be presenting at the 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference, to be held June 25 through June 29 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her presentation, “Business Development: the Red-Headed Stepchild of Successful Engineering Business Practices,” discusses the dichotomy between the technical methodology of engineering as a practice and […]

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Mixing water and electricity; finding the energy balance between boilers, chillers, and pumps in hydronic systems

Jeff Yirak presented at the 24th Annual National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC), held May 16-18, 2016, in Indian Wells, California. Jeff’s presentation explored the challenges and opportunities involved in finding the optimum energy efficiency balance in hydronic systems. Read the presentation abstract:

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Jeff Yirak to Present at I2SL Emerald City Chapter Event

The I2SL Emerald City Chapter will be hosting its first AIA Credit Lecture Series event on December 9th, 2015, featuring  our own Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M,  Associate Principal of Commissioning! Learn more about this event and register here.

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Finding the Balance: Systems Integration for Seamless Coordination in a Multifunctional Education Facility

by Mohammed Haq, P.E. This article adapted from a presentation given at the 2015 I2SL Annual Conference, September 21-23 in San Diego, CA. North Seattle College’s existing Allied Health and Technology Building underwent a major renovation that included a 22,900 SF remodel and 23,100 SF rooftop addition. The resulting 46,000 SF multiuse Health Sciences and […]

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Bruce Pitts to Present Webinar for Building Commissioning Association

Vice President Bruce Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP, will be presenting a live webinar on December 8th as part of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) Webinar Series. His presentation, “Maximizing the Value of Design Document Review,” discusses the value of a quality design document review and how to improve on the current process.

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Stephen Chapel and Jeff Yirak to Present at 2015 WSSHE Annual Conference

Senior Project Manager Stephen Chapel, PE, PMP, and Associate Principal Jeff Yirak, PE, CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M will be co-presenting at the 2015 Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE) Annual Conference, to be held October 6-9 in Vancouver, WA. Their presentation, “Harnessing the Power of Sustainability: Green Fluff or Green Backs in Your Pocket […]

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