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2019 January Chapter Meeting

When

Wednesday January 23, 2019
• 5:30 – Social/Networking
• 6:15 – Dinner
• 6:30 – Presentation

Location

Hotel Renovo
11167 Hickman Rd.
Urbandale, IA 50322
MAP

Program

Speaker Bio:

Ghassan F. ElKhatib P.E.

Ghassan received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture Engineering with emphasis in HVAC from the University of Kansas, and has been a consulting Mechanical Engineer for over 14 years with past PE Registrations in over forty (40) States.  Ghassan has experience with a broad spectrum of mechanical systems, and is currently a Business Development Manager (System Application Specialist) for AirFixture, a manufacturer of Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) products that are distributed through Johnson Controls and installed in over 110 million square feet worldwide.

Abstract for Presentation:

Lessons learned and best practices based on millions of SQFT of UFAD projects.

Recommendations to properly design, construct, commission and maintain a modern UFAD System.

Cost

Free for ASHRAE Iowa members
$20 for non-members
Always free for students

Social Sponsor

Mechanical Sales

Registration

Registration is open now – it will close on January 16th so we can get food counts turned in.

Please register online if you are attending.

Links for related information (when available):

January IowaStalks Newsletter – pdfhtml

Sign In Sheets

Presentation

2018 December Chapter Meeting

Joint Meeting with CSI and SMCI

When

Wednesday December 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. – Registration Opens/Networking
11:45 a.m. – Lunch
12:00 p.m. – Announcements
12:15 p.m. – Program – Presentation by ASHRAE DL Tim Wentz (Past ASHRAE President)

Location

Holiday Inn Downtown – Mercy Campus
1050 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Program

  • Presentation: The Interface Between Risk and Ethics
    The topic of ethics has always been difficult to address because ethics is often seen as fluid and difficult to quantify. The fluid nature of ethics is generated by the wide spectrum of individual perspectives, coupled with highly variable cultures and situations, thus making ethical decisions difficult to predict. Risk has many of the same attributes in that it can also be very fluid and difficult to measure or predict. The presentation looks at the relationship between risk and ethics while exploring some ways to place both into a common context so that viable strategies can be developed for both the firm and the individual.

Earn 1 PDH for attending this program.

Presenter

Presenter: Tim Wentz (ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and past ASHRAE President)

Tim is an Associate Professor of Construction Management at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he teaches a wide spectrum of courses, including environmental systems, mechanical estimating, mechanical project management, professional practice/ethics and the senior capstone course. Tim’s professional focus is in teaching and undergraduate education, where he has participated in numerous committees and initiatives. He currently serves as an advanced team leader for the Peer Review of Teaching program, a College representative on the Student Success task force and is also currently chair of the College of Engineering Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

Tim has served the Society in many different capacities. He started his ASHRAE career in 1976 after graduating from the University of Nebraska and worked in a grassroots capacity for many years. He is a past president of the Nebraska Chapter, past RVC of Student Activities for Region IX, past DRC of Region IX and as Society president in 2016-2017. Tim also serves as Faculty Advisor of the Mechanical/Electrical Specialty Contractors (MESC) student chapter, which is an umbrella student chapter co-sponsored by ASHRAE, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America  (MCAA) and the National Electrical Contractors of America (NECA). He received an ASHRAE Technology Award in 1987, Region IX Chapter President of the Year, Region IX Hall of Honor in 2005, E. K. Campbell Award of Merit for Teaching in 2000, the Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2015. Tim was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2005.

Tim has also been very active in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), where he has served as a trustee for the Mechanical Contractors Education and Research Fund (MCERF) and is currently a member of the National Education Initiative (NEI) faculty and also on the Institute for Project Management (IPM) faculty. He was named the MCAA ‘Educator of the Year’ three times (2000, 2002 and 2004) and in 2009 was the recipient of MCAA’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Award, the first academic to receive the award.

Cost

Free for ASHRAE Iowa members
$20 for non-members
Always free for students

Social Sponsor

We do not have a social sponsor for this event. Let us know if you want to sponsor a future event.

Registration

Registration is open now – it will close on December 5th so we can get food counts turned in.

Please register online if you are attending.

Links for related information (when available):

December IowaStalks Newsletter – PDFhtml

Sign-In Sheets

Presentation – Go/No Go Worksheet

 

2018 November Chapter Meeting

When
Wednesday November 14, 2018
Dinner Meeting and Tour

4:00 pm – Industry/Student Panel
5:00 pm – Social
6:00 pm – Dinner and Business Meeting
7:00 pm – Depart for Marston Hall (for those who sign up)
7:15 pm – Presentation and Tour of Marston Hall Tour by Lincoln Pearce (max. 30 people for the tour)

Location
Olde Main Brewing Company (Dinner & Meeting)
316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

ISU Marston Hall (Tour)

Program
Roundtable discussion with students and industry professionals
Tour of ISU Marston Hall

Presenters

Cost
Free for ASHRAE Iowa members
$20 for non-members
Always free for students

Students – attend this meeting and get your membership dues reimbursed by the Chapter! Must be present to win!

Social Sponsor
Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI)

Registration
Registration is open now – it will close on November 7th so we can get food counts turned in.

Please register online if you are attending.

Be sure to register for the meeting AND the tour if you plan on attending both. The tour is limited to the first 30 that register.

Links for related information (when available):

November IowaStalks Newsletter

Sign-In Sheets – MeetingTour

Presentation

2018 October Chapter Meeting

When
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Dinner Meeting

5:00 – Social
6:00 – Dinner
6:20 – Business Update, RP & MP Talk
6:45 – Presentation
7:30 – Questions & Answers

Location
Ramada Tropics Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322

Program
Building Loads and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

Presenter
DL Daniel Int-Hout, III

Cost
Free for ASHRAE Iowa members
$20 for non-members
Always free for students

Social Sponsor
Data Power Technology

Please register online (when it opens) if you are attending.

Links for related information (when available):
October IowaStalks Newsletter – pdfweb
Sign-In Sheets
Presentation