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The 2017 Spring Annual Meeting – April 20th – Capital One Meadowville Data Center

Presentation – Lithium Battery Technology in UPS Applications
Sponsors – Vertiv, Capital One

 


2016 Summer Social

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Summer 2016 Social


September 2016 7×24 Central VA Chapter Recap

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Please join us for our 2016 Fall Event!

 

(Pre-Registration Required)

 

Location – Capital One West Creek (Commons Building)

Date – Thursday, September 29th

Time – 4pm – 6pm

 

Networking,”beverages” and appetizers to follow!

 

Speaker – Vali Sorrell

Syska Hennessy Group

Chief HVAC Engineer for Critical Facilities

Vali Sorell has over 30 years of experience as an HVAC design engineer, with more than half of those years

involved exclusively in the design of data centers. Within Syska Hennessy’s Critical Facilities Group, Vali is the

Chief HVAC Engineer and the lead technical manager. He is responsible for developing the concepts and

innovations on a wide range of data center projects throughout Syska’s portfolio. He has authored many technical

papers on best practices in mission critical design, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences such as

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December 2014 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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Winter 2014 Event

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Location

Dominion Innsbrook 5000 Dominion Blvd Glen Allen, VA 23060

Key Note Speaker Geoff Cope, PE Sr. Vice President at EDG2

Presentation Overview:

Geoffrey Cope, Sr. Vice President of EDG2 will speak on

“Electrical Maintenance Testing for Reliability, A Bottom to Top Approach”.

The reliability of a mission critical facility can drop over 10% with the first year of operation. This presentation will explain Best Testing Practices that will:

Reset the clock on Reliability

Keep your facility operating at peak performance & higher efficiencies

Minimize the risk of unscheduled outages

Reduce worries of unknown conditions of critical equipment


September 2014 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting

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When
Wednesday, September 24th

Time
11:30am – 12:30pm: Presentation & Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30pm: Site Tours

Location
Peak 10
8851-B Park Central Drive
Richmond, VA 23227

Key Note Speaker
Malcom Lyle, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Chief Electrical Engineer
O’Neil Engineering Services

Presentation
Arc Flash and Practical Mitigation Strategies
· What is arc-flash?
· Why should I be concerned about it?
· What are the requirements?
· How do I determine the risks?
· How can I cope with it in my facility?

Bio

Malcom Lyle

With over 25 years of experience in electrical design engineering, Malcolm Lyle has extensive experience with design, construction administration, commissioning and operational support for critical facilities for private sector data centers and government sites, domestic … Read More »


June 2014 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The 7×24 Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held on Thursday, June 18th at the QTS site in Sandston, VA. Attendees were treated to presentations by Rose Sompayrac and Richard Jacobs. Rose, Account Manager at Nalco, and Richard , Senior Industry Technical Consultant for Nalco, spoke on the best practices for maintaining optimum PUE and WUE in HVAC systems.  

Sponsors:
We’d like to thank QTS for hosting the event, as well as Nalco and Bay Diesel & Generator for sponsoring the event.  Please visit their websites by clicking their respective logos below.


March 2014 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The 7×24 Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held on March 13th of this year at the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown. Attendees were treated to a great presentation by Wayne Vick, President Infralogix. Wayne spoke on “Improving Reliability Through Predictive Maintenance.” His speech focused on the use of predictive technologies, facility and maintenance managers of mission critical and data center operations and how they can dramatically reduce unplanned downtime, improve operating performance and lower overall cost of ownership. You can download a copy of the presentation slide deck here.

Sponsors:
We’d like to thank our prize sponsor Simplex Grinnell, as well as ColonialWebb and PDI for being additional sponsors of this event.  Please visit their websites by clicking their respective logos below.


December 2013 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The 7×24 Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held on December 3rd, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA. Attendees were treated to presentations by Roger Hunt, Commissioning Authority of CxAnalytics, and Jim Mascaro, VP Commissioning Services of MBP. Both Roger and Jim spoke on “Data Center Commissioning – Lessons Learned.” You can download a copies of their presentations below.

Download Roger’s presentation here.

Download Jim’s presentation here.


September 2013 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The 7×24 Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held on September 10th of this year at The Place at Innsbrook. Over 60 attendees were treated to a great presentation by Jeff Biggs, Executive Vice President, Peak 10 Data Centers. Jeff’s presentation was titled, “Operations – treating the data center like a healthcare patient” You can download a copy of the presentation slide deck here.


June 2013 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The 7×24 Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held on June 12th of this year at the Dominion Power Innsbrook Technical Center. Over 70 attendees were brought up to speed on U.S. EPA and Virginia Air Quality Regulations Impacting Back Up Power Facilities by Michael W. Kendall, R.S., Senior Program Manager, and Terry H. Darton, Principal Environmental Scientist of URS Corporation. You can download a copy of the presentation slide deck here.

Sponsors:
We’d like to thank Dominion Power and Cummins Atlantic for being the sponsors of this event.  Please visit their websites by clicking the logo below.

Our Guest Speakers from URS Corporation and Eric Layman, 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Chapter President


March 2013 – 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The 7×24 Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held on March 18th of this year at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Conference Center. We had two speakers for this event. Our first speaker was Michelle Poe, Virginia Economic Development Authority Manager, Business Attraction with the Virginia Economic Development Authority. This was a great talk regarding the Data Center activity in the commonwealth of Virginia. There were several key facts about how Virginia is known to be a leader in the Data Center Market, and why we have attracted some of the larger companies here on the East Coast. Our feature presenter was Rick Henson, VP, Security Operations at QTS Data Centers. Rick gave a great talk about the security measures required for a Data Center of their size. He also made us aware of the other aspects it takes to make a … Read More »


December 2012 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Meeting Recap

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The Winter 2012 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Chapter meeting was held at the QTS Data Center in Sandston, Virginia on December 4.  A total of 120 industry professionals attended the event and included notable representatives from Capital One, The Federal Reserve Bank, State of Virginia – Secretary of Technology Office, Bank of America and Anthem.  Numerous construction companies, consulting engineers and mission critical suppliers also participated making it the largest meeting in the chapters history.

Our guest speaker was Christopher Johnston, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer for Syska’s National Critical Facilities Team, who spoke about Future Trends in Data Centers.  Download Christopher’s presentation slideshow deck (Note: This is a 5 MB File).

We’d like to thank our lunch sponsors, QTS Data Centers and DPR Construction, whom provided a gourmet lunch catered through Panera Bread.  The tour that QTS provided was very impressive and the the … Read More »


Inaugural 7×24 Central Virginia Event Recap

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The inaugural 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Chapter meeting on September 19 was a huge success. A total of 60 industry professionals attending the event which was hosted at the Peak 10 data center. Robert Cassiliano, Chairman & CEO of 7×24 Exchange International, welcomed the new chapter and spoke about our involvement locally and at the national level. Read more…


PDI Energizes Virginia’s Top Industry Knowledge Exchange

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Leader in Mission-Critical Power Distribution Equipment Participates in Formation of Central Virginia 7×24 Exchange Chapter

Richmond, Virginia – September 13, 2012 – Energizing local presence of the market’s leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, operate and maintain key enterprise information infrastructures, Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) today announced their participation in the founding of Central Virginia’s 7×24 Exchange Chapter. PDI is a Smiths Interconnect business and leading provider of mission-critical power distribution equipment for data centers, alternative energy, industrial and commercial power markets. 

“7×24 Exchange International is excited about the formation of the Central Virginia Chapter. Virginia has a high concentration of data centers and companies operating these data centers will benefit greatly from the education, … Read More »


Video: Inaugural 7×24 Exchange Central Virginia Chapter Meeting

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Our chapter President, Eric Layman, would like to invite you to attend our inaugural meeting at the Peak 10 data center.  More Information.