Alan Spence, PE, RPA, CIT, director emeritus of EMCOR Government Services, served on a select committee with the CDC in a 10-year initiative to set the latest standard for minimizing the risk of Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease), the No. 1 waterborne disease in the U.S., with most cases related to building water systems.
Spence was an instrumental member of the committee, representing the interests of building owners and operators. The committee’s efforts culminated in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, which is an essential document for anyone involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, service, and/or ownership of centralized building water systems and components, and which Spence will present at an education session during the IFMA World Workplace Conference in San Diego, Oct 7, 2016. Click here for the white paper.
EGS offers experienced, single-source solutions for mission-critical and routine needs of federal, state, and local government organizations, as well as commercial and healthcare facilities. EGS is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses.
“EMCOR Government Services is helping minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease in the building environment,” stated Spence. He added he has five key objectives:
In his most recent role as director of the EGS Facilities Solutions Group, Spence oversaw a team of mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers, as well as Computerized Maintenance Management System personnel. His varied scope of responsibilities included property condition assessments, due diligence inspections, mechanical and plumbing system condition assessments, Reliability Centered Maintenance analysis and consulting, water treatment and Legionellosis consulting and evaluation, Energy Star verification services, and forensic analysis (such as X-ray and ultrasonic evaluation), infrared scanning and analysis, and root cause/failure analysis.
Spence holds a Bachelor of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.