MDC Systems® Principal Presents at ASHRAE 2013 Winter Conference in Dallas
E. Mitchell Swann, PE, Principal of MDC Systems®, will make two presentations to distinquished colleagues at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 26 to January 30, in Dallas. Mr. Swann\’s presentations will include:
The “Road Less Traveled” Becomes a Highway: Design-Build Execution of Cleanroom Projects
Track: Industrial & Transportation Ventilation
Chair: E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Member, MDC Systems, Paoli, PA
Design-build has been growing in its popularity and frequency of use as a project delivery method; however, there are still some in the industry who remain skeptical about the use of design-build on technically complex projects. Cleanrooms are some of the most challenging HVAC projects you can encounter. This seminar presents a sample of cleanroom projects delivered using a design-build approach. It points out the good points and the challenges in using the D-B approach. It also covers both life science and microelectronics projects as well as offering us a view of project delivery in East Asia.
Design-Build At 10,000 Feet (What Did I Get Myself Into?)
E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Member, MDC Systems, Paoli, PA
Design Build is a hot topic (along with Integrated Project Delivery) in the design and construct world. Many people and organizations want to jump in and play, but before you do you should know a little bit about the game. This program will highlight some of the big ideas, big distinctions and little (but nagging) challenges that Design Build can create. It will take its cues from the ASHRAE Survivor\’s Guide for Design Build V 2.0 which is scheduled for draft form in June 2013.