2018 MAEBA Recertification Seminar
The 2018 MAEBA Recertification Seminar was held at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions located in the Poconos Manor, PA on September 23-24, 2018.
Clint Franks, MAEBA President welcomed attendees and held the annual meeting. The first presentation of the day was a “National Update/Bringing Clarity to Firm Recertification Requirements” by Jeffrey Schools, NEBB National Vice President and MAEBA Board of Director. Next up was a Safety Presentation given by SMCA Safety Director, Greg Wharton on “Ergonomic programs to help prevent falls from ladders”.
The morning continued with “Air Flow Measurements – Part 1” presented by Jim Riendeau - Vice President of Sales, Engineered Sales Corp. This presentation covered: the pressurization airflow, outdoor air intakes - internal/external factors that influence intake flow rates. Preferred airflow measurement paths for building pressure and outdoor air control. Control strategies - how poor control strategies can undermine your work.
Jim continued his presentation in a breakout room where he presented “Air Flow Measurements – Part 2”. Accuracy requirements for proper control of the pressurization and intake flow rates. Startup and verification basics - understand the equipment you are evaluating and the tools you are using for verification. Verification vs. adjustment - when/when not to adjust? Verification/adjustment techniques that minimize uncertainties and improve building performance, with examples.
Ted Salkin, P.E. - Compliance Chair for NEBB Certification Board, Past President of MAEBA and NEBB, gave a “LEED Update and Impact on Commissioning and TAB” presentation in another breakout room.
Rick Papetti, CEM Commercial Product & Application Manager from Aeroseal LLC was in the third breakout room and gave his presentation on “Potential IAQ and energy impacts of duct leakage in commercial buildings.”
Dessert and Coffee with the Vendors was the largest to date!
Thank you to all Vendors that displayed!
Ameritech Data Solutions
Field Inspections Plus (Clipboard)
General Aire Systems
Robert M. Hilberts, Inc.