Business, Management & General Legal Education
ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.7

Meetings Information

Orlando Meeting, January 2016

Sunday, January 24, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
WORKSHOP 1 (INTERMEDIATE): Case Studies in Engineering Ethics
Track: Fundamentals and Applications
Sponsor: 01.07 Business, Management & General Legal Education
Chair: Mike Bilderbeck, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Pickering Firm, Memphis, TN

ASHRAE members are often confronted with ethical issues (whether they realize it or not). This session is part of a continuing program under which ASHRAE members engage in an interactive session where participants are presented with three NPSE ethics cases, discuss the cases in small groups and then reveal their decisions. The actual NSPE decisions are then provided. Test your "Ethics IQ" against real cases and receive CE credit in the process.
1. Case Studies Parts 1 and 2
Mike Bilderbeck, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Pickering Firm, Memphis, TN
2. Case Studies Parts 3 and 4
Kristin Schaefer, P.E., Member, Schaefer Engineering, Katy, TX
3. Case Studies Parts 5 and 6
Jennifer E. Leach, P.E., Member, Cummins-Wagner Co, Inc., Annapolis Junction, RI

Tuesday, January 26, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
SEMINAR 53 (INTERMEDIATE): Fellows Debate: Commissioning Is Not Part of the Construction Contractor’s Turnover Package
Track: The Great Debate
Sponsor: College of Fellows, 01.07 Business, Management & General Legal Education
Chair: Larry Spielvogel, P.E., Fellow Life Member, Consulting Engineer, Bala Cynwyd, PA

The design and construction marketplace has and will change. Clients want buildings that work. Commissioning is vital to prove that the building performs satisfactorily. Practice posits that commissioning takes place during the whole construction period and does not finish until at least one year after turnover to the owner. It is also argued that formal documentation and proof of performance is required as part of the turnover documentation. Alternatively this cannot happen in a organically growing building—things are always changing. Both sides of the argument must be understood to write good work scopes and contract documents.

Debaters: E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Member, MDC Systems, Paoli, PA; Dennis Knight, P.E., BEMP, Member, Whole Building Systems, LLC, Charleston, SC; Nick Mead, CEng, Imtech, Ashford, United Kingdom; Robert Baker, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, BBJ Consulting Service, Apollo Beach, FL; Richard Rooley, Rooley Consultants, Stoke Poges, United Kingdom; and Don Beaty, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, DLB Associates, Eatontown, NJ.


Tuesday, January 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
SEMINAR 55 (INTERMEDIATE): Don't Call it a Comeback! The New and Improved Design-Build Survival Guide
Track: Design Build
Sponsor: 01.07 Business, Management & General Legal Education, 07.02 HVAC&R Contractors and Design Build Firms
Chair: E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Member, MDC Systems, Paoli, PA

Long ago in a land not too far away, TC 1.7 published the ASHRAE Survival Guide to Design-Build. Well, since that time, the Design Build (DB) delivery method has exploded. In Atlanta we listened to the members share their questions and sorrows with DB. In this seminar the speakers give the audience a first look at the new, improved and updated Design-Build Survival Guide.
1. The Design Build Survival Guide 2015
E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Member, MDC Systems, Paoli, PA
2. The Design Build Survival Guide II: the Contractor's Story
James Fields, Member, Superior Mechanical Services, Inc, Greensboro, NC

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ALL ASHRAE committee meetings, including this TC’s meetings at the Winter and Annual Society conferences, are open to the public at no cost nor is conference registration required. Interested visitors, local chapter members, and potential new TC members are always welcome. However to attend technical program sessions sponsored by the TC will require registration and payment of any applicable fee.

Participation in an ASHRAE TC provides the opportunity to grow professionally and to contribute to the advancement of HVAC&R within an international organization recognized for shaping the future of the built environment through research, standards writing, publishing, and education.