HVAC Design Seminar Weekly Series Returns in October
Many members attend chapter meetings for the education that is offered each month. The 1.5 – 2-hour presentations help them accrue professional development hours and keep their skills current. But it’s the chapter’s long-running HVAC Design Series of seminars, which appear once during the year, where the education theme seems accompanied by one of mentorship. The series returned on Oct. 4, moving this year to a classroom at UIC’s Student Center on Halsted St., close to the Loop. All the seats were taken by young men and women in the early part of their careers. From the four instructors, all experienced HVAC professionals, they hoped to gain a well-grounded understanding of the business teaming basic textbook instruction with personal experience. On the first evening, Dr. William Ryan, UIC’s Master of Engineering Director, welcomed participants. Course coordinator Mark Hegberg (Hegberg & Assocs.), also one of the instructors, traced the history and evolution of the program, which first appeared in 1985. The first nights’ topic, heating and cooling loads, was taught by Bill Paschal, P.E., also one of IIT’s instructors. Later weeks in the 7-part series are addressing topics related to air flow, building modeling and energy analysis, water system design, and controls. Fellow instructors handling these include Hegberg, Kyle Schultz (Air Products Equipment Co.), and Benny Skelton (Cyclone Energy Group). For a look at topics.
Hop a Ride Aboard the YEA Fall Trolley
Hitch a ride aboard the annual Fall Trolley Crawl for fun at some of Chicago’s best pubs (and on the way to each one). The chapter YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) group has chartered a trolley for Friday evening, Nov. 3rd. The group will meet at a downtown location, to be announced, to board the trolley, which at the end of the evening will drop off guests at a couple public transit locations in the Loop.The cost is $15 for ASHRAE members and $25 for non-members, and includes transportation and refreshments aboard the trolley from 7pm-10:30 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up now. You don’t have to be an ASHRAE member to attend, but you do have to be between 21-35 years of age. This event is also sponsored by Johnson Controls.
Donald K. Seibert (1930-2017
We are saddened to learn of the recent death of long-time ASHRAE member and Illinois Chapter Historian Don Seibert. Don’s was a face recognized at nearly every chapter event over several years. Don, 86, was an ASHRAE Life Member at his retirement from E.H. Gustafson & Company, manufacturer of HVAC sheet metal specialties. A U.S. Air Force and Korea veteran, Don is survived by his wife Winifred, son William, daughter Susan Chemler and three grandchildren.
Deciphering Chicago Code at Oct. 10 Meeting
Darren Meyers, P.E., President of IECC LLC, discusses key points of the current City of Chicago Code at the Oct. 10 membership meeting. He was joined on the stage by Grant Ullrich, Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Buildings. Some 73 members and guests attended the presentation and networking event held at Kaiser Tiger Bar & Grill, Ogden Ave. and Randolph St.