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New! Best Practices for Installing DDC Systems (code 73)

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New! Best Practices for Installing DDC Systems (code 73)

  • 03 Feb 2020
  • Orange County Convention Center
    Room: W304B
    Orlando, FL
    2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


Course Description

Half-Day Short Course - 3 Hour

A facility’s direct digital controls (DDCs) form a living, breathing system that an owner will use throughout the life of the building. However, many control systems do not work as designed on “Day One,” much less after two to three years of use. Adding to the complexity are subcontractors, who often do not routinely install control systems, as well as installing contractors, who have broad discretion to determine aspects of how controls are instituted. In addition, many manufacturers (especially in developing countries) sell DDCs and components but provide little information on installation practices or quality control guidelines.

If standardized and quality installations are promoted, the short- and long-term success of control systems will be greatly improved.

This course will provide tools to ensure uniformity for consultants, contractors, and code officials and will specifically benefit consulting engineers, DDC design integration engineers, commissioning authorities, and contractors who install DDC systems.

Course discussion will cover the following information:

  • Terminology
  • Wiring sizes and types
  • Panel building
  • Grounding
  • DDC drawings and schematics
  • DDC specifications

Attendees who complete this course will master the following skills:

  • How to install DDC systems according to best industry practices
  • How to commission DDC systems to produce specified comfort levels
  • How to test DDC systems to ensure correct system operation

Course Instructor

Larry Fisher, Life Member ASHRAE

Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon on January 24, 2020. Cancellations received after that date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend a course or contact ASHRAE prior to close of business on January 31, 2020 are liable for the entire course registration fee. Registration fees can be transferred by contacting ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon on January 31, 2020.