Ray Field to Present ‘Managing Legionella and Dangerous Outbreaks with Preventive Maintenance’ at AEC BuildTech
The inaugural AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo is a unique event spotlighting the latest design & building processes, products, and emerging technologies. This interactive, three-day convention — scheduled for April 30 to May 2 in Rosemont, Illinois — is designed to inform and inspire today’s entire building team, from innovative and influential architects to engineers, contractors, facility managers, owners, and more.
Educational sessions will include six separate tracks focused on HVACR/mechanical systems, building envelope, general contracting, flooring, plumbing, and roofing. As an attendee, you will walk away from this event with the connections and knowledge necessary to leverage tomorrow’s building processes and construction technologies.
Leading up to the event, Engineered Systems will showcase several of the presenters in the HVACR/mechanical systems track on www.esmagazine.com.
Ray Field, director of liquid solutions, Goodway Technologies, is a chemical engineer and certified water technologist with more than 25 years of experience in water treatment and chemical products development. Currently, Field specializes in developing diversified chemical technologies, product management, and business development.
With the increase in Legionella outbreaks in the past year, the industry has placed greater attention on the maintenance of building water systems, even establishing minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements through ASHRAE Standard 188-2015.
From 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, Field will present, “Managing Legionella and Dangerous Outbreaks with Preventative Maintenance.” In his presentation, Field will speak to how Legionella develops, how it’s transmitted, and how it can be managed.
“I’ll define what Legionella is and what ASHRAE 188-2015 means for the industry,” Field said. “I’ll also identify how the risk of a Legionella outbreak will be minimized and discuss the tools and equipment available to reduce the risk. Attendees will also learn why preventive maintenance for cooling towers is as critical as disinfectant residuals in cooling tower water.”
Field will use visuals to show the difference between a properly maintained cooling tower fill and ones that have been ignored.
“Proper maintenance not only reduces the risk of a Legionella outbreak, but leads to better indoor air quality, lower operational costs, and longer industrial equipment life,” he said. “This topic is important to the industry and to help safeguard public health.”
Field is excited for the potential impact AEC BuildTech will have on the building trade.
“AEC BuildTech presents a unique forum to speak to the many professionals who play a role on the building team, from facility managers to building owners,” he said. “Having the ability to discuss this important topic with all stakeholders is an important opportunity.”
Field said he’s excited to discuss building science with attendees from all walks of the industry.
“AEC BuildTech provides a great forum for professionals in the trades to connect and network with others in the industry while expanding their knowledge through speaker presentations in a track tailored to them,” he said.
For more information, visit www.aecbuildtech.com.
- What is Legionella and what ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 means for the industry;
- Identify how the risk of a Legionella outbreak be minimized;
- Learn why preventative maintenance for cooling towers is as critical as disinfectant residuals in cooling tower water; and
- Discuss the tools and equipment available to reduce the risk.