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    December Chapter Meeting

    Ethical Decision Making – An Exercise in Application

    Dr. Julia Keen is our Destiguished Lecturer for the 2016-2017 ASHRAE year. In lieu of the traditional lecture style presentation, this is a structured interactive exercise. The participant will be provided a copy of both the ASHRAE and the Professional Engineering Code of Ethics. A methodology for ethical decision making will be introduced.  Realistic ethical dilemmas from the practice of building design and construction will be presented. Based on the information provided and using the provided Codes of Ethics the participants will be asked to make their own decision, discuss this with their table, and then be lead through the decision making process as a group. The ethical dilemmas begin as fairly simple black-white analysis and are progressively made more complex during the session.

    Julia Keen is a Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University holding the Bob and Betty Tointon Engineering endowed chair. She also owns her own consulting company, Keen Designs, PA. Her specific areas of interest include HVAC design, energy codes, high performance design, HVAC education, and the advancement of women in the building design and construction industry.

    Julia Keen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. Upon graduation, she worked as a Mechanical/Electrical Project Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa. In this capacity she was responsible for the design of building systems from initial planning stages through final project inspection and completion. Julia was involved in new and retrofit projects including hospitals, health clinics, assisted?living and nursing facilities, education facilities, office buildings, retail facilities, dormitories, and churches. In July 2003, Julia accepted a faculty position with K?State in the Architectural Engineering and Construction Science Department. She completed her Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering (2005) and her Doctorate (2010) in Education both from K?State. She is a Licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer in Kansas and Iowa and holds two ASHRAE Certifications ? High?Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Building Energy Audit Professional (BEAP).

    11:30 - 12:00: Registration and Lunch

    12:00 - 1:00: Presentation

    December 13, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Radisson Hotel
    427 N 44th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008


    Holiday Social

    The Duce

    This year's holiday social will be held at The Duce in downtown Phoenix. Appetizers will be provided by the Chapter. There is plenty of parking and even complimentary valet. They have plenty of games including ping pong, bags, shuffleboard, and foosball. Come socialize with all of the Central Arizona ASHRAE members!

    This is a free event but please register so we have an accurate head count.

    December 15, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    The Duce
    525 S Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85004