Technical Program Released for ASHRAE 2024 Conference for Integrated Design, Construction & Operations

ASHRAE has released a comprehensive technical program for its 2024 Conference for Integrated Design, Construction & Operations (CIDCO), taking place June 24–26, 2024 in Indianapolis. Early bird registration is available through April 30.

Rebranded from the former Building Performance Analysis Conference, CIDCO provides an in-depth look at existing tools and applied knowledge, as well as the study and introduction of new technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to design, construct, and operate buildings.

“This conference will present a holistic approach to building sustainability, merging design, construction, and operations to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact,” said conference chair John Bynum. “Conference attendees will learn how leveraging integrated analysis and digital practice management to make informed decisions throughout the building lifecycle, from conceptualization to operation.”

The two day conference will include keynotes, seminars, panel discussions, and debates from more than 60 presenters.

Keynote sessions will feature presentations from ASHRAE Presidential Fellow Kent Peterson, PE, and Vice President of P2S Inc. on Technology’s Evolving Role in Advancing Decarbonization in Building Design, Construction, and Operation and ASHRAE Member and President of Setty & Associates International Rajnish B. Setty on Data Driven Future for Integrated Design, Construction, and Operations.

CIDCO will include these highly anticipated panel discussions:

  • ASHRAE HQ Project: Lessons Learned
    Moderator: Ginger Scoggins, Engineered Designs Inc.
    Panelists: Stephanie Reiniche, ASHRAE,  Stanton Stafford, PE, LEED Fellow, Member, and Darren Draper, PE, LEED AP, Epsten Group
    In this panel, former building committee chair and 2023–24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins will moderate a discussion among project contributors on lessons learned from the renovation ASHRAE’s current net-zero energy-efficient global headquarters.
  • President’s Roundtable on Workforce Development
    Moderator: Dennis Knight, PE, Fellow ASHRAE, Whole Building Systems LLC
    Panelists: Darryl Boyce, Carleton University, Luke C H Leung, PE, Fellow Member, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Luke Moylan, Pipefitters Local Union No. 533, and Martin Dieryckx, Fellow Member, Daikin Europe N.V.
    The panel will discuss the challenge of workforce development in the HVAC&R industry and how to compete with other tech-savvy industries to attract new workers, as well as engage and upskill the existing workforce.
  • The Importance of Optimizing Distributed Energy Resources in Grid Interactive Buildings for Carbon Neutrality
    Moderator: Snowil Lopes, Clemson University
    Panelists: Ramtin Hadidi, Clemson University, Miles Hunter Martschink Jr, PE, Associate, RMF Engineering, and Wayne Johnson, Duke Energy
    Panel participants will explore how commercial and institutional buildings would benefit from newer technologies in distributed energy resources such as small hydro/wind turbines, solar PV, batteries, and on-premises recovery systems.

 The 2024 CIDCO Showdown (formerly the LowDown Showdown) offers the opportunity for teams to compete using BIM tools, processes, and strategies to design, construct, and operate a proposed model building. This year, teams will design a holistic mixed use, multilevel medium-sized office building in Indianapolis that purposefully considers all spatial, environmental, and human factors.

CIDCO will be held in conjunction with the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 23–26 in Indianapolis. All Annual Conference registrants have access to CIDCO conference sessions.

For more information about CIDCO, including the full technical program and registration, visit

Source: ASHRAE

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