BSD Events

Joint Technical Seminar on ‘Commissioning: The What, Why and How’


Date: 10 January 2024 (Wed)
Time: 6:45pm - 8:00pm (Registration at 6:30pm)
Venue: HKIE Headquarters, Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, 9/F Island Beverley, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Programme Highlight:

Commissioning: The What, Why and How (Speaker: Jim Vallort)

This presentation will explore the fundamentals of new construction (Cx) commissioning for critical facilities. The presentation starts with the introduction to commissioning as defined by ASHRAE Guideline lines and Standards. This will be followed by a review of the challenges with the variability of Cx projects. The process for Cx will be broken down into a step-by-step flow with details and examples provided at each step. Case studies will be presented for Cx scenarios with best practices, lessons learned, and project benefits. The benefits of data visualization will be discussed for Cx projects and how they apply to the newer generation of engineers. The presentation will close with some safety aspects of Cx.

Mr. Jim Vallort, Fellow ASHRAE

Jim Vallort is a QA/QC + Commissioning Executive with Mortenson headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, an ENR Top 25 General Contractor. Jim also served as an ASHRAE Society Vice President for the 2014-2016 director-at-large in 2005-08 and as Region VI director and Regional Chair in 2001-04. He currently serves as a member of Guideline 1.6 Data Center Commissioning, and (TC) 7.9, Building Commissioning.

Jim previously was the Illinois Chapter president in 1999-2000 and is an ASHRAE Fellow.

He brings a unique perspective on the constructability and real world aspects of our industry having been a union pipefitter, spent years in the field commissioning projects, combined with the experience as a mechanical designer, building automation designer, energy modeler and general contractor.

Jim’s greatest joy at work is teaching and mentoring others on the mix of art and science that is required to solve today’s challenges. This passion guided Jim in developing the YEA committee within ASHRAE – when he qualified to be a YEA member many years ago.


CPD Certificate:
1.5 CPD Certificate will be provided. Participants will receive an electronic copy of CPD attendance certificate after the event.

Registration & Enquiry:
The seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. For registration, please complete the Registration Form in the following link:

Application will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful applicants will be informed by a confirmation email on or before 3 January 2024.

For enquiry, please contact Ms. Daphne CHAN at 6731 4785 or email at


The original flyer can be downloaded here.