May 2017 Print

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         APRIL 2017         NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL ARIZONA CHAPTER OF ASHRAE


     

    CALENDAR

     

    APRIL  

       18   11:30   ASPE / Aunt Chiladas

       18   11:59 pm   TAXES!

       20   1:00 ASHRAE webcast “Take Control”

       26 11:30 MTCAZ Roundtable / Emb Stes Phx

     

    MAY

       9   4:30 Board Meeting / Radisson

       9   5:30 Chapter Meeting / Radisson

       16   11:30   ASPE / Aunt Chiladas

     

    JUNE

       8   7:00   Annual Chapter Awards Dinner

       24—28 2017 Annual Conference / Long Beach, CA

     

    JULY   I guess we have it off.

     

    AUGUST

       TBA         Chapter planning meeting

     

    SEPTEMBER

       12 4:30   Board Meeting / Radisson

    12 5:30   Chapter Meeting / Radisson

       19   11:30   ASPE / Aunt Chiladas

     

    OCTOBER

       9 4:30   Board Meeting / Radisson

       10   11:30   Chapter Meeting / Radisson

       19—24  ASPE 2017 Tech / Montreal

       17   11:30   ASPE / Aunt Chiladas

     

    NOVEMBER

       14 4:30   Board Meeting / Radisson

       14   5:30   Chapter Meeting / Radisson

       21   11:30   ASPE / Aunt Chiladas

     

    DECEMBER

       11 4:30   Board Meeting / Radisson

       12  11:30   Chapter Meeting / Radisson

       19   11:30   ASPE / Aunt Chiladas

     

     

     

    Statements made in this publication are not expressions of the Society or of the chapter and may not be reproduced without special permission of the chapter.

    BEAU TURNER

    CHAPTER PRESIDENT 2016/17

                                 

    This month’s exhortation:

       See Pete’s Editorial on Leadership. ASHRAE is a leadership forum. “Now’s your chance”!!

                                                                bturneraz@gmail.com

     

    Note that our Chapter will be completing the Nomination and Election cycle at the next (May) meeting. See info on last page.

     

       OFFICER GROUP

     

    PRESIDENT ELECT: Meg Gates

                Meg.gates1@gmail.com

     

    TREASURER: Rick D’Andrea

                rdandrea@peaeng.com

     

    SECRETARY: Kellie Huff

                kellieh@varitecsolutions.com

     

    Complete listings of officer and committee contact information is found at

                Ashraecentralaz.starchapter.com

     

         MONTHLY ATTENDANCE SCORECARD

     

    April (Hazard exh):       42

    March (EPA):               38

    February (CAD):          51

    January (murder, she wrote): 57

    December (Ethics):       54

    November (Canabis):   45

    October (Data centers):   66

    September (Controls):    51

     

                2016 AVG TD: 51

     

    An exciting note to all statistic freaks: at the start of next year, we’ll also show a moving average. Try to contain yourself.

     

    FROM THE APRIL MEETING:

     

     

    Heeeee’s back! Good to see Charlie again.

     

     

     

    Food great and fresh as always.

     

     

     

    Joe McElvaney in full cry! With that gesture, he’s either making a point, or asking someone to leave. Great talk on combustible dusts. Joe consistently provides insightful design guidance.

     

     

     

     

    Karine Leblanc, Regional Chair (Region X) (Az is part of R-X)

     

     

    This month’s Chapter Newsletter Quiz: what famous rhyme fits these four pictures?

     

     

    YEA BAGS TOURNEY (March 24)

     

       We got 30 people out for some FUN!

                TJ Saquilayan, PE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       LOOKING AHEAD:    MAY MEETING TOPIC

     

    We will be hosting a PANEL DISCUSSION, with an Architect, a General Contractor and a Mechanical Contractor. What could go wrong?!

    Bring your questions, leave the tomatoes; leave the gun, bring the cannolis.

     

     

     

       CENTRAL AZ CHAPTER AWARDS ! !

     

    It’s on the calendar so it must be REAL. This is our 3rd year, and the tradition has begun to take hold. Remember the management advice, “Find someone doing something right and praise them”? (Blanchard) Well, that’s a big part of the Awards principle.

    June 8, Orange Tree Resort. 10601 N 56th St             Scottsdale

    We have recognition of firms for projects, and we praise individuals. The categories of individual awards:

                Rising Star

                Best Inside Sales Person

                Best Outside Sales Person

                Top Engineer Under 40

    Projects have categories, too:

                Commercial Buildings

                Educational Facilities

                Other Institutions

                Health Care Facilities

                Public Assembly

                Residential (single and multi-family)

     

    See? Something for everyone! The Chapter website has the application forms. Tell a friend. Better yet, nominate a colleague.

     

    2016 Awards went to:

       JOE GUMBAR: Outside Sales

       KENT RIGGENBACH: Inside Sales

       MEG GATES: Rising Star

       MICHAEL HALLENBECK: Top Engr/40

       JOHN BENSON: Lifetime Achievement

    Dave Pearson: Design – Commercial

    Lawrence Black - Education

     

     

     

    CERT OF THE MONTH CLUB

     

       ASHRAE CERTIFICATION: 

     

    Building Energy Modeling: The BEMP certification, an ANSI accredited certification program, validates competency to do the following:  Model new and existing building and systems with the full range of physics; Evaluate, select, use, calibrate and interpret the results of energy modeling software where applied to building and systems energy performance and economics.

     

     

     

    ASHRAE STUFF

     

              

     

    Standard 90.1-2016 (I-P Edition) -- Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ANSI Approved; IES Co-sponsored)

     

     

    MTCAZ MEETS

     

    Mechanical Trade Contractors of Arizona – MTCAZ (formerly ACCA-AZ)  April 26th luncheon - 6th Annual Manufacturers Panel-Industry Roundtable at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Phoenix-Scottsdale @ Stonecreek Golf Course, 4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway S. Phoenix, AZ 85032.   Connect with over 100 contractors and industry staff.

     

     

    IAQA (ASHRAE Affiliate)

     

    IAQA Phoenix Chapter Workshops slated for May 9, August 8, November 14, in the Phoenix area. For more info, contact Derrick Denis, Phoenix IAQA chapter Director. [IAQA is now part of the ASHRAE family, and we’ve been doing some joint activities with them.]

     

    derrickdenis@csceng.com 

     

     

     

     

    ASPE STUFF

     

    Attaboy(s) to the Phoenix Chapter of ASPE for a record-breaking convention they hosted here. Write-up in that issue of PM magazine lauds the local Chapter for attendance and participation. Way to go!

     

    Southwestern Ohio ASPE President Ron Bartley, PE, has circulated a proposal for NCEES to establish a category of “Plumbing Engineer”. There has been some discussion among participants locally (AZ). For those seeking more information, contact rbartley@sfa-architects.com.

     

     

     

    A bit more LSW, from the old days. I do believe that’s Martin Schreiber in front (bolo tie, crew cut).

     

     

     

    ASU – IAC

    Established in 1976, Industrial Assessment Centers were created to serve small businesses to reduce energy use and increase productivity. There are 28 IACs, one of which is located at ASU. You can find more information at iac.engineering.asu.edu.

     

     

     

    In accordance with IRS regulations, we have to show at least one water chiller in each newsletter to maintain our tax exempt status:

     

      

     

     

     

    NOMINATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR

       

    Secretary; members for Board of Governors;

    Committees: TableTop; YEA; Student Act; Grassroots Gov; Golf Tourney; Nominating; Research/Promotion; Tech Transfer; Member Promo; Honors/Awards; Webmaster; Newsletter (members welcome)

     

     

    LEADERSHIP: Not just for Boy Scouts

     

    [I reference Scouting because I spent 25 years as an adult leader.] A fellow employee once asked me how he could develop leadership skills (yes, I think he was sucking up). I outlined a 5-year plan based on joining the Scouts as an adult leader; he just faded into the woodwork.

       Now, I encourage any parent to use Scouting as a tool; it’s a very finely honed child-rearing device. It’s also the best leadership school you can find, including much of the military schools. Why? It gives participating parents lots of training, and lots of opportunities to lead, and then peer discussions, then more opportunity.

       Here’s the Deep Down Secret: it ain’t for the boys. Oh, it involves the boys, and many of them get to be leaders, too, but if you’re running a school for leadership and you have 12-year olds and 30-year olds, who will learn more? (Hint: the one who owns a car.) The idea that the adults are running the classes doesn’t reduce the lessons they learn. The boys are a necessary part because the adults need someone to practice on, but the adults inevitably learn more and faster.

       But, see, you don’t have to be a parent, and you don’t have to join Scouts. You just have to put yourself out there: volunteer. It could be a youth program (inclu- ding sports), church, charity, ASHRAE.

       Like so many things, GIGO: you get what you put in. So, if you’re rolling your eyes right now, I’m not bothering with you anymore; I got that for 25 years from parents who weren’t paying attention. For those not rolling eyes: do it. Start small, volunteering to help in an established Committee. Then, couple years later, you’re the Committee Chair. Then, you volunteer for the “Chairs” (officer positions).

       There’s not a shortcut. You have to invest time. But it is an investment, and it does pay off.

     

    Pete Menconi, PE

    Editor

     

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