PRESIDENT'S CORNER

As we approach the last dinner meeting for the chapter year 2013/14, it would be only appropriate to acknowledge the hard work and professionalism of all the chapter’s volunteers.   Two of my goals this year was to communicate more effectively and frequently with our membership and increase attendance to the professional engineering session (PES) and our dinner meetings.   If you haven’t noticed, we send out our meeting notices several weeks ahead of time so that you have time to adjust your schedule or block off the time to attend the chapter’s events.   Our attendance at not only the PES/dinner meeting but at YEA events has increased versus last year.  This wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteers. 

Our annual golf outing is scheduled for May 14 at Bretton Woods.  Contact Andy Tech or Cara Pond at Southland Industries for registration and sponsorship opportunities.

If you missed the last dinner meeting on March 12th at the Arlington Hilton, we had two exceptional discussions. The PES event was titled “Optimizing Chiller Plants and Overall System Efficiency,” while the dinner topic was refrigeration.  

The next dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9th at the Arlington Hilton.  The traditional format is being adjusted to accommodate a panel discussion from local engineering leadership.  The topic is “The Challenges of Consulting Engineering in Today's Economy”.     

Panelists

Amy Boyce, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President of Sustainability, Cassidy Turley

Thomas Doherty, PE, DCEP, LEED AP, Principal, WB Engineers+Consultants

John Harriman, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, SmithGroupJJR

Raj Setty, PE, President, Setty and Associates International

Scott Winkler, P.E., Vice President, Engineering, Southland Industries

We have recently started a YEA study group.  The purpose of the group is to enhance the professional capabilities of the NCC YEA Membership by providing networks and resources to aid in preparations for the Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination.  If you are gearing up for the exam and want to study with peers and learn from others who have recently taken the exam, please contact Byran Oliva, who chairs the YEA committee. 

 


 

It’s about time again for the Annual ASHRAE Golf Tournament!

This year’s event will be held at Bretton Woods Golf Course in Maryland on May 14th.

For more information on the event go Here!

If you would like to sponsor a part of the event or sign up teams, please contact one of the following people:

Andrew Tech (ATech@southlandind.com)

Mike Morder (MMorder@southlandind.com)

Cara Pond (CPond@southlandind.com)

 

Thanks and we hope to see you all on the links in May!



 

Online registration begins March 17, 2014 at www.ashrae.org/ieqwebcast. There is no fee for registration.

Participate in the upcoming FREE ASHRAE Webcast to hear industry experts who will identify the link between energy efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) through the integrated design process. Viewers will be able to recognize the importance of the four cornerstones of IEQ and how system selection can benefit both energy efficiency and IEQ.


 

Congratulations!

ASHRAE Members Council, upon recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee has honored the follow members with the Distinguished Fifty-Year Member Award.

Hrant Yousoufian

Dunstan Macauley

Reid Spence

Boggarm Setty

David Uashar

Katherine Hammack

Karim Amrane

 

This award recognizes individuals who have been an ASHRAE member for a minimum of fifty years, a past Society President, Fellow, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, or otherwise performed outstanding service for the Society.  The awards will be presented at the Society’s Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, during the Plenary Session on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:15p.m.  Congratulations to these outstanding individuals! 


  Announcement

We have absorbed several price increases over the years without increasing costs.  Unfortunately, those costs continue to increase leaving us with the difficult decision to increase the fees associated with those who do not register for the dinner event.  The cost for those who do not register by noon on the Friday prior to the meeting will be $50, which is a $10 increase.   Even if you register, but miss the aforementioned deadline, you will be subject to the increase. Please keep this in mind when registering for events and register early to avoid the additional fee.  The rate increase will be in effect for the February dinner meeting. We thank you for your continued support and participation and look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!