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2013 AHR Expo Educational Program Offers Over 100 Sessions, Workshops, Exams & Presentations

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2013 AHR Expo Educational Program Offers Over 100 Sessions, Workshops, Exams & Presentations

Ranging from educational sessions about cloud computing to workshops on “Dead Men’s Steam School”, there will be an abundance of valuable learning opportunities for the thousands of HVACR professionals attending the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas, January 28-30.

             Nearly 100 educational sessions, workshops, certification exams and product presentations designed to provide HVACR professionals with information and insights to help them improve their businesses and perform their jobs more effectively will be offered during the world’s largest HVACR trade show. Many of the sessions are sponsored by the industry’s leading associations and several offer certification and continuing education credits.
            More than three-dozen free educational sessions covering a variety of critical topics will be offered during the first two days of the Show. These sessions will range from technical to basic topics, as well as sessions on industry trends and new technologies.
           The free AHR Expo sessions are listed below.

 

Free Educational Programs
MONDAY
9:00 am
Building Efficiency; BACnet and Big Data Share the Spotlight
BACnet Intl.
9:00 am
Collaborative Efforts for Open Enterprise Application Development for Building Systems
LonMark
9:00 am
Custom Architectural Sheet Metal Applications
SMACNA
9:00 am
Our Changing Industry and Connection Communities for BAS
Automated Bldgs
10:00 am
Power of Profiles
LonMark
10:00 am
Retro-Commissioning for Existing Facilities
NEBB
10:30 am
Residential Ventilation System Balancing and Airflow Measurement Methods
HRAI
10:30 am
Smart Buildings Meet Smart Grid Meet Smart Money
GWAC
10:30 am
Using BACnet MS/TP Efficiently
BACnet
10:30 am
ZigBee: Becoming the Wireless Standard for Tomorrow’s Smart Grid
Zigbee
1:00 pm
Diversification Key to Success in Today’s Economy
Contractor magazine
1:00 pm
Implementing BACnet for IAQ
BACnet
1:00 pm
Issues in Duct Leakage Testing
AABC
1:00 pm
Understanding Industry-Standard Boiler Efficiency Measurements to Determine Actual Efficiency
ABMA
1:30 pm
Market Trends for Integrated and Intelligent Building Systems
Automated Bldgs
1:30 pm
Ventilation Systems and the Quick Serve Restaurant
LonMark
2:00 pm
Water-Cooled Systems versus Air-Cooled Systems and the Energy-Water Issue
CTI
2:30 pm
Top 10 Things Engineers Should Know About Test & Balance
AABC
2:30 pm
Using BACnet to Manage Co-operative Competition (Co-opitition)
BACnet
3:00 pm
Bringing Together the Smart Grid and Smart Buildings for a Sustainable World
LonMark
3:00 pm
Legionella Standards Update
CTI

 

 

                                                                                                                   TUESDAY
9:00 am
BACnet Success Story – Orlando City Buildings
BACnet
9:00 am
Benefits & Strategies of Custom Designed & Tested Mechanical Rooms
HARDI
9:00 am
Community, Convergence, & Collaboration from Cloud Data for BAS
Automated Bldgs
9:00 am
Creating Secure Building Networks
LonMark
9:00 am
How Product Evaluations & Product Listings Work for You
IAPMO
10:00 am
Cloud Computing
LonMark
10:00 am
Does Your Building Have a Strange Air About It? Removing Odors & Gases with Molecular Filtration
NAFA
10:00 am
Making Your Company Whole with Home Performance
Women in HVACR
10:30 am
Distributed BACnet Lightning Control
BACnet
10:30 am
Green Duct Work Done Right
SPIDA
10:30 am
Next Generation BAS & Integration with the SmartGrid
GWAC
11:00 am
Flammable Refrigerants – What You Need to Know
RSES
11:00 am
Tiene Un Aire Extraño Su Edificio? Removiendo Olores y Gases con Flitración Molecular
NAFA
1:00 pm
Putting the “V” Back in HVAC
HVI
1:00 pm
What BACnet Means To Me
BACnet
1:30 pm
Case Studies – A Snapshot of Compelling LonMark Installations
LonMark
2:00 pm
Basics of HVAC Noise Control
ASHRAE
2:00 pm
Why We Need to be Part of Several Connection Communities: An Educational Overview
Automated Bldgs
2:30 pm
When to Use a BACnet Gateway
BACnet
3:00 pm
Standards, HVAC & the Connected Home
ClimateTalk Alliance

 

            For more detailed information on these programs, go to http://www.ahrexpo.com/forvisitors/2013ed-free.php.
           In addition to these free educational sessions, ASHRAE will be presenting 14 half-day short courses and 2 full-day Professional Development Seminars – each requiring a tuition fee – at the Dallas Convention Center beginning on Sunday, January 27 through Tuesday, January 29. These sessions are in addition to the educational program being offered by ASHRAE during its Winter Conference at the Sheraton Dallas hotel.

 

ASHRAE Paid Short Courses and Seminars
SUNDAY, January 27
2:00 pm
Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Fundamentals
2:00 pm
Humidity Control: Applications, Control Levels & Mold Avoidance
MONDAY, January 28
8:30am
Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices
8:30am
Application of Standard 62.1-2010: Multiple Spaces Equations & Spreadsheets
8:30am
Combined Heat & Power: Design through Operations
2:45pm
Commissioning Process & Guideline 0
2:45pm
Evaluating the Performance of LEED®-Certified Buildings
2:45pm
Introduction to Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Systems
2:45pm
Understanding Standard 189.1-2011 for High Performance Green Building
TUESDAY, January 29
9:00 am
Avoiding IAQ Problems
9:00 am
Complying with standard 90.1-2010
9:00 am
Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings
9:00 am
Energy Modeling Best Practices & Applications: HVAC/Thermal
1:00 pm
Designing Toward Net Zero Energy Commercial Building
1:00 pm
Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond
1:00 pm
Understanding & Designing Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems
2:00 pm
Basics of HVAC Noise Control

 

           For more information on the ASHRAE programs go to http://www.ashrae.org/education–certification/2013-dallas-winter-conference-courses.
           Rounding out the AHR Expo Educational Program are two half-day technical workshops sponsored by BNP on Tuesday featuring industry gurus Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler.  The programs are:

 

Special Programs Schedule
TUESDAY
8:30am
PM Live: Small Scale Hydronic Cooling Options
1:00pm
PM Live: Dead Men’s Steam School

 

           For more information go to http://www.ahrexpo.com/forvisitors/2013ed-special.php.
           In conjunction with AHR Expo, there will also be various certification programs and exams available to Show attendees. The exams include the ASHRAE Certification Programs, CxA Workshop and Exam (AABC Commissioning Group), HVAC Review and Nate Testing, and the LonMark Professional Certification. See the full schedule listed below.

 

Exams and Certification Schedule
MONDAY
8:00 am
HVAC Review and NATE Testing
NATE
TUESDAY
8:00 am
CxA Workshop & Exam
AABC
WEDNESDAY
8:00 am
LonMark Professional Certification
LonMark
9:00 am
All ASHRAE Certification Exams
ASHRAE

 

            For more information on these programs, go to http://www.ahrexpo.com/forvisitors/2013ed-exam.php.
           In addition to all of the educational sessions, the 50,000+ AHR Expo attendees will also have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the latest HVACR products and technologies at the New Product Technology Theaters. There will be a variety of presentations in three theaters ranging from such topics as How New Field Service Solution Dramatically Drives Profitability to Bio Gas Energy Reclamation. These sessions are free and will take place during all three days of the Show. For more information, go to http://www.ahrexpo.com/forvisitors/nptsched.php.
           “We work closely with the industry’s leading organizations to ensure that our comprehensive education program has something for everyone,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “AHR Expo is the only venue in the world where HVACR professionals can benefit from so many educational opportunities and see so many new products and technologies – all under one roof.”
           For more information, current schedule and registration details visit the Show’s website at www.ahrexpo.com.
            The 2013 AHR Expo will feature leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, showcasing hundreds of innovative new products to nearly 50,000 industry professionals. The 2013 AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. ASHRAE’s Winter Conference is held concurrently with the AHR Expo each year. For more information visit the Show’s website at www.ahrexpo.com.
ABOUT AHR EXPO
As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.
Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. It’s a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of equipment, systems, and components. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.
The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Company, 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; telephone: 203-221-9232; fax: 203-221-9260; e-mail: info@ahrexpo.com; website: www.ahrexpo.com.

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