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Accelerator follows the stories of Central Florida Startups as they apply for, participate in, and graduate from Starter Studio - an Orlando-based tech startup accelerator program. Each season of Accelerator will follow a class and document their background, challenges, growth, and eventually show off their progress during demo day.It won’t all be roses. The challenges of an accelerator program can be taxing. But the potential rewards will be revealed in this Shark Tank meets The Apprentice ...
 
This podcast cuts through the noise surrounding the future of law. All over the world and across all sectors, expanding and accelerating technologies are changing our lives and even changing us. How can the law and the legal profession keep up with all the changes? Law professors Michael Madison (US) and Dan Hunter (Australia) take a global view of the law and technology ecosystem, talking to lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and thought leaders across for-profit, non-profit, and ...
 
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In this short podcast, Bryan goes over the basics of superheat and explains why it matters to us. Superheat is the temperature increase above a substance’s saturation temperature or boiling point. When a substance is superheated, that means it is 100% vapor; there is no liquid at all. We can look at our superheat to determine how much refrigerant i…
 
Orrick, one of the world's best-known law firms, partners with The Future Law Podcast for a 4-episode look around the organization, taking stock of its people, its innovation practices, its organizational design, and its industry partnerships. This fourth episode in The Orrick series features a talk about Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs)…
 
In this podcast episode, Bryan and Eric Mele talk about sight glasses, the significance of subcooling in refrigeration, and liquid quality. While we measure subcooling quite often in HVAC work, we rely on sight glasses and liquid line receivers far more often in refrigeration. You need a sight glass to determine the liquid quality in a refrigeratio…
 
Bridget Mary McCormack, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan, has been aggressively pursuing court reform in that state's courts. But "court reform" doesn't begin to describe the scope, ambition, and impact of what Michigan has been able to accomplish. Nor does the phrase "access to justice." Listen to Chief Justice McCormack's provocativ…
 
In this short podcast, Bryan explains the basics of repairing aluminum, such as on coils or tubing. Repairing aluminum can save lots of time on mission-critical calls and can help stop refrigerant leaks that lead to ozone layer depletion or global warming. Soldering makes almost all of the aluminum repair work we will do. (Brazing is possible, as a…
 
Orrick, one of the world's best-known law firms, partners with The Future Law Podcast for a 4-episode look around the organization, taking stock of its people, its innovation practices, its organizational design, and its industry partnerships. This third episode in The Orrick series features a talk about global operations and specifically about Orr…
 
In this short podcast, Bryan goes over energy transfer and heat, specifically specific heat. BTUs per ton is a common measurement; a BTU (British thermal unit) is the amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. 12,000 BTUs per hour is equal to one ton in heating or cooling technology. It takes on…
 
Orrick, one of the world's best-known law firms, partners with The Future Law Podcast for a 4-episode look around the organization, taking stock of its people, its innovation practices, its organizational design, and its industry partnerships. This second episode in The Orrick series features a talk about innovation. What does innovation mean in a …
 
In this podcast, Steve Rogers from The Energy Conservatory explains some pro tips for pressure measurement. There are three common types of pressure measurements: absolute, gauge, and differential. Absolute pressure is the pressure in a particular space in reference to a complete vacuum. (All absolute measurements use the zero point as a reference.…
 
Alex Hamilton, founder and CEO of Radiant Law, left a Big Law partnership behind 10 years ago to start an organization that offers a different way to deliver commercial contracting services to clients. He hasn't looked back. In this episode of The Future Law Podcast, he sits down with host Michael Madison for a frank assessment of the Radiant Law s…
 
Orrick, one of the world's best-known law firms, partners with The Future Law Podcast for a 4-episode look around the organization, taking stock of its people, its innovation practices, its organizational design, and its industry partnerships. This first episode in The Orrick series features a talk about talent. How does Orrick think about and prac…
 
Trevor Matthews from Refrigeration Mentor comes on the podcast to talk about Copeland reciprocating CS compressors. He and Bryan cover Bulletin AE4-1433 (found HERE) as they look at the operating envelopes for the CS compressor. The CS compressors are hermetic reciprocating compressors that can work with some of the newer refrigerants. You will lik…
 
In this short podcast episode, Bryan explains the science behind adiabatic cooling. Adiabatic cooling occurs in specific HVAC/R applications and in our environment as air temperatures and pressures change. When we think of cooling, we refer to the loss of heat; we are either referring to the change in the total BTU content of the air mass or the te…
 
In this short podcast episode, Bryan shares his top tips for fighting boredom at work. You can use these tips to help you get out of a rut if you don’t feel productive or get bored easily. The first tip for fighting boredom is to see the art or creativity in your work. Even in the HVAC industry, there are plenty of opportunities for artisan skills …
 
Anusia Gillespie is a legal innovator, practicing and advancing NewLaw ideas. In this episode of the Future Law Podcast, she talks with host Michael Madison about what NewLaw means and how she moved from a "typical" US law degree to a NewLaw leadership role. Anusia Gillespie at LinkedIn Anusia Gillespie on Twitter Anusia Gillespie on NewLaw at Lega…
 
In this podcast episode, Bryan goes through the addendum to the book Review of Vacuum for Service Engineers. He and Jim Bergmann had the honor of revising the latest edition in 2020. You can get the latest edition of Review of Vacuum for Service Engineers from TruTech Tools HERE. Pulling a Schrader core before evacuation makes a big difference in t…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan discusses electric heat, how we use it in our work, and what it does. Also called heat strips or heat elements, electric heat is a supplemental heat source that we usually see on heat pumps. We generally see them in fan coils within a cartridge or a kit at the top of an air handler. However, not all systems have back…
 
Trevor Matthews comes on the podcast to discuss his newest project, Refrigeration Mentor. Refrigeration Mentor uses Trevor’s experience as a trainer and field technician to guide others in their careers. Trevor’s goal is to help commercial refrigeration technicians grow and become more confident in their skills. He wants them to become the best tec…
 
In this podcast, Ben from HAVEN IAQ, Kaleb, and Bryan discuss how to control indoor air quality and take effective, meaningful, accurate measurements. HAVEN is a platform that offers hardware and software delivered to a homeowner through an HVAC professional. HAVEN’s goal is to give its customers a healthier, more comfortable home using IAQ solutio…
 
Ivan Fong brings more than three decades of experience with law and technology to his role as Chief Legal Officer of the 3M Company, in private law practice, in-house roles, and government service. Host Mike Madison catches up with Ivan for a look back and look forward at what it takes to succeed in the legal profession when you're facing an uncert…
 
Ryan Gorman comes on the podcast to discuss the differences between a college education and early career opportunities in the skilled trades. Many parents feel pressured to send their children to college and encourage them to get a four-year degree. Despite what society may lead us to believe, there is no shame in thinking that college may not be s…
 
Jason Obrzut comes on the podcast to discuss A2L refrigerant facts. Jason is a member of AHRI’s Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force and author of the RACT manual. ASHRAE designates refrigerants into categories based on toxicity (A or B) and flammability (traditionally 1, 2, and 3). So, the new A2L designation indicates that a refrigerant is rela…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan and some Kalos employees discuss how to deal with difficult bosses and coworkers in HVAC/R work. Whether your coworkers have anger issues, are careless, or are miserable people, you don’t want that negativity to affect your job satisfaction. Addressing the behavior may likely help, but you don’t want to attack the other pe…
 
The future of law is, in a word, people. But are the people ready? Are new lawyers being prepared effectively to transition from the worlds of their formal education and training to the dynamic and different worlds of the 21st century legal workplace? Host Mike Madison talks with lawyer and legal entrepreneur Krista Contino Saumby, founder of a new…
 
In today’s podcast, Ed Janowiak comes onto the podcast to talk about the Air Conditioning Contractors of America manuals. Ed started off in the field and has recently become the new Manager of Design Education at ACCA. You can follow him on Snapchat (skinnyed). ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) is responsible for publishing and setting…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan and Jesse talk about how technicians can have conversations about finances and money in the HVAC business. The first step for any successful business is to provide customers/clients with a product or service of value. However, there must be a balance between providing something of value to customers and providing excellent…
 
The Liquid Legal Institute is a Germany-based think tank and platform for action that aims to develop common standards for law practice and legal services using cutting-edge technology. In this episode of the Future Law Podcast, host Mike Madison talks with LLI co-founders Dierk Schindler and Bernhard Waltl about their vision for the LLI, and what …
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explains the differences between sleeve and ball bearings. Techs often make some avoidable mistakes because they either don’t know the difference between the two or don’t notice the bearing type on their equipment. On a basic sensory level, ball bearings tend to be louder than sleeve bearings. So, if you replace a sl…
 
In today’s podcast, Trevor Matthews from Emerson talks about horizontal scroll compressors. Throughout the podcast, we refer to Bulletin AE4-1338 (R3). You can find that bulletin HERE. Horizontal scroll compressors are common in mobile applications, like buses and trains. They’re shorter in height than other compressors, so they fit into tighter sp…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan discusses buck-boost (auto) transformers and what they do. Autotransformers are not automatic; the “auto” prefix comes from the fact that autotransformers only have one inductive winding. That winding is shared by the primary and the secondary, so it is not an isolation-type transformer. These transformers run curren…
 
In today’s podcast, John Ellis joins Bryan to talk about indoor air quality (IAQ). He also explains the ideal process for providing IAQ solutions. John has a lot of experience working as a consultant for people who have respiratory issues, so he has valuable perspectives. The HVAC and IAQ fields intersect in the areas of thermal comfort, humidity, …
 
In today’s podcast, Scott Krasman from TZOA, Andrew Greaves, and Kaleb Saleeby join Bryan for a conversation about mental health in the trades. We have a greater awareness of mental health than we ever did before, and although some of us may make fun of the topic, it is something we should focus on as HVAC technicians and business owners. “Toxic” i…
 
"What's the future of knowledge?" comes to ground for law and lawyers in this wide-ranging podcast interview featuring Ian Rodwell, Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at Linklaters, the global London-based law firm. Host Mike Madison and Ian touch on information science, Brian Eno, and football (the original kind) as they explore what's on tap f…
 
In today’s podcast, Jim Bergmann talks about troubleshooting the entire system. He takes a holistic approach to the art of troubleshooting, NOT just an equipment-centered one. According to NIST, the most common HVAC system problems are duct leakage, refrigerant undercharge, and oversized equipment (often for undersized ducts). Duct leakage heavily …
 
In today’s podcast, Steven Rogers joins Bryan to talk about measuring total system airflow. Fluid measurement is NOT restricted to liquids; a fluid is anything that flows, including liquids and gases. In HVAC, we deal with both of them, but airflow is strictly limited to the flow of gas. The airflow we experience in HVAC is exclusively turbulent fl…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explains how growth happens in an HVAC/R career. He also gives tips to get “unstuck” if you feel like you aren’t moving forward. You won’t move forward if you haven’t set a goal to move forward. Making a “vision board” helps you determine what matters in your life, and it helps you clarify what you’ll need to do in o…
 
The "regulatory sandbox" in Utah is a leading example of innovation to promote innovation - and justice. On this episode of The Future Law Podcast, host Mike Madison talks with two of the key leaders of the Utah legal community, state Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas and former Utah bar president John Lund, about how the sandbox came about and wh…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan and a team of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) managers (Mike Schaefer, Charles Miltiades, and Sly Grimm) discuss mini-split controls strategies. Some contractors misunderstand what mini-splits are. Mini-splits CAN be ductless, but not all of them are ductless. Mini-split systems also have handheld controls, but t…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan discusses the key factors for system performance WITHOUT doing a deep dive into system commissioning. “Performance” refers to system efficiency, capacity, air filtration/cleanliness, longevity, and the ability to match the latent and sensible loads of a space. System airflow is the main performance factor to consider…
 
In today’s podcast, Trevor and Bryan discuss Copeland Scroll Compressor Multiples for Air Conditioning. “Multiples” refer to equipment setups with multiple compressors that have connected suction and discharge lines, so they resemble parallel rack refrigeration setups. Multiples typically come in tandem (2) or trio (3) sets. Compared to having a si…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan clears up the differences between markup and profit margins in HVAC businesses. The number one mistake that people make in business is confusing markup and gross margin. For example, you can double the price of a $50-part and sell it for $100. That would be a 100% markup. However, your gross margin is NOT 100%; your …
 
Jordan Furlong brings an unusual sharp and critical eye to conversations about the future of law, as a consultant, author, and former lawyer. He pulled no punches in this wide-ranging conversation with host Michael Madison, covering lawyer licensing, legal literacy, the rule of law, and the fundamental values that characterize the best of the legal…
 
In today’s podcast, Eric Mele and Bryan explain the planning, layout, and execution of HVAC projects. They mostly cover commercial ductwork but also touch on piping and some residential projects. Planning The first step is to review the construction plan WITH a site visit. It is best to see how a plan works within the space; plans may be feasible o…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explores the differences between startup and commissioning. Startups typically involve going in during the construction phase after the drywall has been sealed up. (Vents, ducts, and copper piping typically go in before the drywall.) A technician can then perform a startup. The startup includes testing the drain line…
 
In today’s podcast, Eric Kaiser and Bryan talk about mentorship in the HVAC industry. They discuss what it means to be a good mentor, how to find a good mentor, and what it means to be mentored. Mentorship is an organic process. Most mentees don’t go up to someone they respect and formally ask that person to be their mentor. Respect is the foundati…
 
Michael Sears spent three decades as an investor and CEO in Silicon Valley after a first career as an officer in the Marine Corps, followed by law and business degrees. Now he is back at the United States Naval Academy, leading a leadership innovation lab as part of the Academy's continuing requirement that all midshipmen advance through a curricul…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan explores the upsides of choosing a career in the skilled trades instead of going to college. He also covers ways to prepare your child for a trades education and career while they are still deciding what to do with their lives. When we think about what we want for our kids, the following goals come up quite often: purpose,…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explores triple evacuation. Many people believe that we don’t like triple evac, but that’s simply NOT true. We’re here to set the record straight. If the manufacturer tells you to follow triple evacuation processes, then it’s a good idea to do what they say. We won’t argue with that. However, our argument is that the…
 
In today’s podcast, Bryan explains how he teaches physics. He believes that teaching physics is about continuously building a mental model, and he covers the methods and mindsets that facilitate that learning style. The basic Wikipedia definition of physics states that it is a science that deals with matter, energy, and their interactions. Even the…
 
In today’s short podcast, Bryan explores the dangers of cold tanks during refrigerant recovery. Whenever you have a recovery tank, you only want to fill it to 80% capacity in the liquid state. The same goes for all sorts of vessels (coils, etc.). However, capacity isn’t the only factor to consider for safety. We need to know what our maximum temper…
 
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