Winter Program 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Our March program will feature presentations on Lightning Safety and Arc Fault Analysis.  Our speakers are experts in their respective fields and will present relevant information for managers of critical facilities.

Lightning safety along the front range presented by Max Billington, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director 7x24Exchange Rocky Mountain Chapter; Chief Electrical Engineer, RMH Group; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines; Lecturer, University of Colorado Boulder, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering 

  • Lightning along the front range of Colorado is a phenomenon we are all familiar with; yet, many of us do not know what actions to take when we discover ourselves out in in the elements during a thunderstorm.  Knowing what actions to take and where to seek shelter can be the difference between injury and safety.  Max will discuss the hazards of lightning, the effects of earth currents, lightning safety when out in the open, and mountain top lightning safety.  He will also discuss existing facilities and lightning mitigation techniques.
  • Mr. Billington has 37 years of experience in innovative engineering with an expansive portfolio of projects.  He has lectured at forums presented by the University of Southern California School of Architecture, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, International Facilities Manager’s Association, American Institute of Architects, Rocky Mountain Electric League and Construction Specifications Institute.

Arc Fault Safety presented by Russell J. Strickler, PE – Electrical Engineer, Enabled Energy

  • As an arc flash safety and compliance expert, Russell Strickler, will help bridge the gap between safety and compliance with this informative look at an issue of growing concern in the electrical community. This session will equip attendees with the knowledge to navigate the OSHA and NFPA 70E standards and implement arc flash safety standards in the workplace.
  • Mr. Strickler is knowledgeable in electrical distribution, parallel generation, emergency power systems, UPS, grounding systems, electrical infrastructure master planning, power quality applications and commissioning.  He has worked with various design firms throughout the US on projects such as hospitals, data centers and large scale central plants.  In addition, Russ has developed an expertise in Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, having completing hundreds of such projects in facilities nationally and internationally. Specialties include design, Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, Short Circuit Analysis and Coordination Studies.
  • Discussion to include Basics of arc fault analysis; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Required information for accurate studies; What do you do with the study?; How often are they required?