Detailed Resume - Bernie W. Nelson


Bernard (Bernie) W. Nelson, P. Eng, PE, LEED® AP, CEM


SUMMARY

Senior engineering specialist for building systems. Broad professional career experience including design, consultant and management responsibilities with design, mechanical system vendors, energy consulting, and design/build service organizations. Extensive experience in building systems commissioning. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in a variety of energy simulation/modeling computer programs including EE4, eQUEST, TRACE 700 and IES-VE.


EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Through CES Analytics Ltd. as OWNER, in Surrey, BC August 2010 through present:-

  • Peer Review of mechanical systems design of plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, DDC and Geothermal systems for St. Mary's Hospital Expansion, Sechelt, BC (2010).
  • Continuous Optimization Facility Assessment of McKim Middle School, Rocky Mountain School District, Kimberly, BC (2010).
  • Engineering Assessment for Children's and Women's Health Chemotherapy Manufacturing Facility Air Handling Unit, Vancouver, BC (2011).
  • Energy Study and Engineering Assessment of Children's and Women's Health Chiller Plant and Chilled Water Distribution System Phase 1, Vancouver, BC (2011).
  • Creation of Energy Simulation Model of Lions Gate Hospital Acute Care Tower using IES-VE, North Vancouver, BC (2011).
  • Engineering Assessment of Hot Water Heating System of Children's and Women's Health 3T MRI building (2012).
  • HVAC Retrofit Design of steam to hot water heat exchanger backup heating for preheat coils for Lions Gate Hospital Emergency Department air handling unit ASU-12, North Vancouver, BC (2012).
  • Provision of Commissioning Support Services for Vancouver General Hospital - Willow Pavilion as Owner's representative, Vancouver, BC (2012).
  • Engineering Assessment of design and performance of HVAC systems serving four Air Borne Isolation Rooms of Children's and Women's Health, Vancouver, BC (2012).
  • Feasibility Study to upgrade HVAC Infrastructure for Richmond Hospital Operating Rooms - Minor Invasive Surgery and Peri-Operative Suite (2012).
  • HVAC Retrofit Design for PHSA of Children's and Women's Health Chiller Plant and Chilled Water Distribution System installing 1,230 tons of Cooling Towers and Primary Variable Flow Chilled Water Pumping - Phase 2 (2013).
  • Engineering Assessment of design and performance of HVAC systems serving 16 Air Borne Isolation Rooms of UBC Hospital, Vancouver, BC (2013).
  • Engineering Assessment of design and performance of HVAC systems serving 221 Controlled Pressure Rooms of Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC (2013).
  • HVAC Retrofit Design for PHSA of Children's and Women's Health Steam Plant - Replacement of Deaerator, Hotwell and Transfer Pumps.
  • Commissioning Overview for Fraser Health of Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower HVAC Systems for Phases 1 and 2 (2013 - 2014).
  • Commissioning Overview for Vancouver Coastal Health of UBC Hospital Center for Brain Health HVAC Systems (2013 - 2014).
  • Engineering Assessment for LMFM Risk Management - HVAC Preventive Maintenance Audit of Royal Columbian Hospital (2014).
  • HVAC Retrofit Design for PHSA of Children's and Women's Health Chiller Plant and Chilled Water Distribution System replacing pneumatic 3-way valves with Energy Valves controlled by BACnet MS/TP and demolishing tertiary chilled water pumps for 33 air handling units and implementing Primary Variable Flow Chilled Water Pumping control sequences - Phase 3 (2014 on going).


Through CES Engineering Ltd as Engineering Manager and CES Analytics Ltd as Principal, in Vancouver, BC April 2009 through July 2010:-

  • Peer Review of mechanical systems design of plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, and DDC systems for Robert HN Ho Prostrate Research and Hip Health Building, Vancouver, BC (2010).
  • Commissioning Review of Energy Study prepared for BC Hydro of 333 Dunsmuir Tower, Vancouver, BC (2009).
  • Commissioning Review of Energy Study prepared for BC Hydro of Edmonds Campus, New Westminster, BC (2009).
  • Commissioning Review of Nutrition Services Refrigeration and Retherm System for Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC (2009).
  • Commissioning of Emergency Department Expansion Project for Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC (in Progress).
  • Designed and commissioned DDC control system and piping system for condensing boiler retrofit and variable flow pumping for BC Housing - Sunset Towers, Vancouver, BC (2010).
  • Designed and commissioned DDC control system and piping system for condensing boiler retrofit and variable flow pumping for BC Housing - Steeves Manor, Vancouver, BC (2010).
  • Designed and commissioned DDC control system and piping system for condensing boiler retrofit and variable flow pumping for BC Housing - Laurelynn Place, Burnaby, BC (2010).
  • Designed and commissioned DDC control system and piping system for condensing boiler retrofit and variable flow pumping for BC Housing - Hall Tower, Burnaby, BC (2010).
  • Designed and commissioned DDC control system and piping system for condensing boiler retrofit and variable flow pumping for BC Housing - Len Shepherd Manor, Surrey, BC (2010).


Through M.C.W. Consultants and MCW Custom Energy Solutions, in Vancouver, BC in period of 2006 to 2009 as project manager in HVAC department provided the following services:-

  • Preliminary energy audits of HVAC systems of six Northern Health Authority Facilities for purposes of scoping an ESCO Project – Prince George Regional Hospital, G.R Baker Hospital - Quesnel, Dawson Creek Hospital, Rotary Manor – Dawson Creek, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital and Kitimat Hospital
  • Energy retrofit analysis of BC Housing sites (40 sites, 200 buildings)
  • Dynamic computer modeling of building systems (EE4 –CBIP) for BCIT Aerospace Technology Building, Richmond, BC
  • Dynamic computer modeling of building systems (eQUEST) for Airport Executive Park Building 6, and six BC Housing Projects (Sunset Towers - Vancouver, Laurelynn Place - Burnaby, Hall Tower I - Burnaby, Kuhn Tower I – Surrey and Len Shepherd Manor - Surrey
  • Building Automation Systems design for Airport Executive Park Bldg 6 - Richmond
  • Design of HVAC systems for Airport Executive Park Building 6 (LEED Gold Candidate) – Richmond
  • Retrofit design services for heat recovery systems for Kelowna General Hospital, Penticton Regional Hospital, and variable speed drive design services for HVAC systems in Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Vernon Jubilee Hospital


Through B.W. Nelson Consultants Systems Commissioning Services, LLC, in Watertown, WI, USA in period of 1999 to 2006, as company principal provided the following commissioning services:-


  • Building Systems Commissioning Services (new and existing buildings)
  • Facility assessments of HVAC systems
  • Energy retrofit analysis and retrofit design service
  • Direct Digital Control systems design and commissioning and fine-tuning of DDC systems
  • Dynamic computer modeling of building systems (EE4, eQUEST and TRACE)
  • Building Automation Systems design and retro-commissioning
  • Retro-commissioning services of HVAC systems
  • HVAC system troubleshooting
  • Air and water measurement benchmark testing
  • Building Operators training workshops
  • HVAC retrofit design
  • Building Automation Systems design
  • Chiller plant and pumping systems retrofit design (16 chiller plants)
  • Stream boiler plant and hot water boiler plant and pumping systems retrofit design


Through Arnold and O’Sheridan, Inc., Consulting Engineers - Brookfield, WI, USA in period of 1991 to 1999 as project manager in HVAC department provided the following commissioning services:-

  • Facility assessments of HVAC systems
  • Energy retrofit analysis and retrofit design service
  • Computer modeling (DOE-2.1E and TRACE)
  • Building Automation Systems design and retro-commissioning
  • Chiller plant and pumping systems design
  • Retro-commissioning services of HVAC systems
  • Building Operators training workshops


Through B.W. Nelson Consultants, in Vancouver, BC in period of 1987 to 1991 as company principal provided the following services:-

  • Engineering energy-use evaluations of mechanical and electrical systems of any type of facility.
  • Custom programming of Direct Digital Control Building Automation Systems (Johnson Controls JC 85/40 and DSC-8500 systems, Andover drum programming and Burke 1000 Systems programming).
  • Trouble-shooting of HVAC systems and Building Automation Systems.
  • Proposals call and design documentation for DDC Building Automation Systems.
  • Commissioning and fine-tuning of DDC systems.
  • Energy management training workshops for Building Managers and Operators.
  • Computerized energy accounting services (FASER).
  • Computer modeling of existing facilities.


Through Johnson Controls Ltd., in Vancouver, B.C in period of 1984 to 1987 as Account Executive provided the following services:-

  • Marketed Energy Services to healthcare facilities.
  • Provided energy retrofit analysis technical support and supervision of energy engineers.
  • Re-commissioned DDC systems for eleven hospitals


Through D.W. Thomson Consultants Ltd., in Vancouver, B.C. in period of 1981 to 1984 as manager of energy/computer-aided design department provided the following services:-

  • Energy retrofit analysis of healthcare facilities, office buildings, schools, university science buildings, Federal government post office buildings, airport facilities, RCMP facilities.
  • Energy management training workshops for Building Managers and Operators.
  • Design of DDC Building Automation Systems for healthcare facilities.
  • Support of HVAC design department in the use of computerized heating and cooling load calculation programs, duct design programs and computer simulation modeling of new facilities under design.


Through Dominion Construction Ltd., in Vancouver, B.C. in period of 1980 to 1981 as mechanical engineer and then manager of HVAC design department provided the following services:-

  • Supervised the work of 8 HVAC design and drafting personnel and provided conceptual design, report writing and computerized simulation modeling for various new design high-rise office buildings.


Through McKenzie, Snowball, Skalbania and Associates Ltd., in Vancouver B.C. in period of 1979 to 1981 as Manager of Energy department provided the following services:-

  • Computer simulation modeling of new and existing buildings
  • Energy auditing of many B.C Tel office buildings and exchange buildings.


Through TRANE Company of Canada, in Vancouver, B.C. in period of 1973 to 1979 as sales engineer provided the following services:-

  • Called on mechanical design consulting firms as a HVAC systems and applications specialist and sold HVAC equipment to mechanical contractors.
  • Taught Consulting Engineers how to use the TRACE computer simulation program.
  • Bernard (Bernie) W. Nelson, P. Eng, PE, LEED® AP, CEM


EDUCATION


B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1973


REGISTRATION

  • Professional Engineer, Mechanical Engineering with the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia, 1980 - 12232
  • Professional Engineer, Wisconsin, August 1992 - E-28823
  • LEED® Accredited Professional, January 2009
  • Certified Energy Manager, August 2009, Certification # 14230


AWARDS

  • 1999 Engineering Excellence Recognition Award Wisconsin Chapter – ASHRAE, Re-commissioning Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI
  • 1999 Wisconsin Association of Consulting Engineers Technical Merit Award, Re-commissioning Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI
  • 1995 Engineering Excellence Recognition Award Wisconsin Chapter - ASHRAE, Partial Ice Storage System Retrofit Design, Exceptional Education Supportive Services Center - Milwaukee Public Schools
  • 1994 Engineering Excellence Recognition Award Wisconsin Chapter - ASHRAE, Milwaukee Public Library Study; Milwaukee, WI