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Lunch Meeting: Design-Build-Operate-Maintain: What Could Go Wrong?

  • 04 Apr 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lenny Boy Brewing - 3000 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28217
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Design-Build-Operate-Maintain: What Could Go Wrong?


By: Charles Gulledge III

Presentation Summary:

Built solutions rely on numerous participates to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain. This program takes a whimsical look at real world traps that can/do occur and offers a lessons learned perspective on how to mitigate/avoid recurrence. The presentation will cover the following topics

  • The Design Disconnect
  • The Construction Disconnect
  • The O&M Disconnect

Speaker Bio:

Charles E. Gulledge III, PE, FASHRAE, HBDP, LEED AP is the ASHRAE Presidential Member for 2020-2021.  He has served on the ASHRAE Executive Committee as President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Vice President; and on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large.  Gulledge has served as past Chair of the Finance Committee, Development Committee, ASHRAE 2011 Energy Modeling Conference, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, and Technical Committee 7.1:  Integrated Building Design.  He has also served as member of the Handbook Committee, SSPC 188, CTTC-RVC for Region IV, President of the North Piedmont Chapter, and as the ASHRAE Liaison to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).  Gulledge has received the Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, Chapter Service Award, and the Dan Mills Technical Award.  He is also an ASHRAE Fellow.

In his role as the liaison to CSI, Mr. Gulledge was intimately involved in the overhaul of the MasterFormat 2004 (MF04) specification organization structure.  He was a MasterFormat Accredited Instructor for CSI.

As presented in the 2020-2021 ASHRAE Theme:  The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0; Mr. Gulledge is an advocate for the digital maturation of the HVAC Ecosystem.  The methodologies of Lean Collaboration promote engagement of all stakeholders, at inception, to drive Value.  Digital connection affords us the opportunity to connect knowledge and remove Waste in the delivery of built solutions.  Digital precision allows us to build virtually, before physical occurs.  Virtual certainty allows us to move work results from the field to Off-Site development in parallel; the Start-to-Finish supply chain is decoupled.

Mr. Gulledge is the Director of Engineering - Construction with the design/build firm of Environmental Air Systems, LLC in High Point, NC.  He has over 40 years of experience in the HVAC industry; with focus on solution development in the Manufacturing, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Food and Beverage, and Mission Critical sectors.  A licensed professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama; he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Meeting Schedule

11:30 - Registration/Network

Noon - Lunch and Presentation

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