May Chapter Meeting: Basic Electrical for Mechanical and HVAC Systems

May 21, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Park North
618 Northwest Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216

 Presentation Synopsis

- Typical voltages available

- What voltage to use and where

- Relation of voltages to amperage, and the effects on installation

- Types of motor controllers-Starters and VFD’s

How they work and where to use them

- Overview of renewable energy, when/where it is feasible


Speakers synopsis (for full resumes, refer to pdf’s on the website):

Jerry Katz has over 40 years of experience in the electrical industry including 20 years in Project Management for multi-million dollar installations with emphasis on fast track schedules. His experience includes cost evaluation/savings, emergency standby power systems, life safety systems, uninterruptible power supply systems, fire alarm systems, SCADA systems, energy management systems, high voltage systems, paralleling systems, computer cabling, leak detection systems, loop power systems, fiber optic cabling, tray systems, grounding systems, cathodic protection, accelerated schedules, LEED, and BIM/3 dimensional coordination.

Doug Camp has over 38 years experience in the electrical industry, including twelve years in service management and eight years in senior management with an emphasis on business development, project management and estimating. He possesses a broad-based, team-oriented management style with a focus on best practice and best value results. His experience includes, but is not limited to: Special Systems, Critical power systems, Fire alarm, Medium voltage systems, Industrial construction, Retail construction, lighting controls and dimming, lighting retrofits, photovoltaic (solar) systems and design, emergency response and service.

Steve Hernandez has 27 years of electrical construction experience including 15 years of electrical construction Project Management. Expertise includes facility/theatrical lighting, energy management systems, life safety systems, uninterruptible power supply systems, instrumentation, controls, and fire alarm systems. Also experienced in Audio / Visual Systems, Sports Lighting Systems, Lighting Controls, Cable Tray Systems, Grounding Systems, medium voltage systems, machine tool installation and modification, Automotive process installation, installation of equipment, and lighting in high hazardous Class 1 and Class 2 environments. Also has project estimating and design build budgeting experience.


$25.00 Regular Meeting Ticket
$30.00 after 7:00 pm May 20

$25.00 Non-Member Ticket
$30.00 after 05:00 pm May 20


Jerry Katz Resume

Doug Camp Resume

Steve Hernandez Resume