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Greater Minnesota Chapter Meeting - October 9, 2019

Greater Minnesota Chapter Meeting - October 9, 2019
Greater Minnesota Chapter Meeting

AFCOM Greater Minnesota Chapter Meeting


Why Attend

Hear and discuss important topics related to Data Center design, construction, operation, and management with local data center professionals. Arrive early and stay late to network with end-users, designers, operators, and vendors. Free lunch will also be provide thanks to our lunch sponsor


TOPIC: The Devils in the Details: Engineering & Implementing Retrofits, Repairs, and Upgrades in Production Data Center Environments

Gary Richmond and Mark Rogers of MCE will be discussing the mechanical and electrical engineering challenges found when designing in an operational data center. Join the discussion as they cover the myths vs. realities, lessons learned, and real project examples of what to watch for and how to mitigate risks.

Gary Richmond, LEED AP,  BCxP
Gary has over 38 years of industry experience and has a vast knowledge of what it takes to program, design and commission all mechanical and electrical systems for data center facilities. He possess a great understanding of facilities with large central plants, connected to district heating and cooling systems. Gary is experienced in the areas of refrigeration, electronics, system maintenance, administration, facilities management, direct digital control and HVAC commissioning.

Mark Rogers, PE
Mark Rogers has been working in electrical systems design, commissioning, troubleshooting, evaluation, assessment and research since 1981. As a certified Master Electrician and a Certified Uptime Tier Accredited Tier Designer, his focuses have largely been in the designing and commissioning of mission critical spaces for clients. Mark is experienced in the areas of standby generation, generator paralleling switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies, static transfer switches, power distribution units, emergency power off systems, electrical monitoring systems, power systems analysis, protection, and relaying.


After ~45 minutes in the Breakout Sessions, the Local Board will collect and feedback with the entire group.  The Board would also like to poll membership on this meeting format, and see how we can make Chapter Meetings an optimal use and best value of your time.  


Meeting Agenda:

  • 12:00 PM: Registration, Lunch and Networking
  • 12:15 PM: Introduction, Updates, & Announcements from Chapter Board 
  • 12:30PM: Lunch Sponsor Presentation
  • 12:45-1:30PM:Topic Presentation and Discussion
  • 1:30-1:45PM:Review, Closing Announcements
  • 1:45-2:00PM: Networking and Depart


Lunch Sponsor:

Location Sponsor:

Don't Miss This Opportunity


"The Greater Minnesota Chapter is a membership organization for individual and corporate members of the data center industry. Our chapter was officially chartered in 2007 and we are proud of our growing chapter and welcome new members. If you are looking for a group of professionals to share ideas, learn about the future of our industry, and network with your peers we invite you to join our chapter. The Greater MN Chapter serves the entire state of Minnesota."


- Greater MN AFCOM Board

Please NOTE: The time listed below indicates EST, which is the only time zone the AFCOM website can display. When you download the Calendar Invite below, it will properly reflect 12:00-2:00pm CST.

10/9/2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8125 Lewis Rd Suite 100 Golden Valley, MN 55427 UNITED STATES