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February 7, 2017 Meeting


February 07, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
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Haymarket Pub and Brewery
737 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661

It’s a SMALL WORLD with BIG REWARDS for those who recognize SUCCESS in any language!

As our international borders draw closer and global economy expands, it’s likely that more and more U.S. engineering firms — and their design professionals — will take on building projects overseas. Unless you are in the twilight of your career or seated in a niche of the market that permanently stays at home, one day you might find yourself coming into a lot of frequent flyer miles in the course of your work.

What’s so special about that? Actually, quite a lot when you start to think about it. Buildings are basically very similar wherever they go up, but getting them built can present peculiar new challenges when your work space lies in a foreign city on the other side of the world. What's the secret?

At the Feb. 7 chapter meeting, you’ll hear from a panel of presenters who have done it and are eager to share their experiences. Learn about a few of the anticipated challenges and the surprises that could confront the visiting engineer or PM. What impact can local customs, politics, government relations, construction regulations or labor practices have on your project? How are coordinating with the owner/architect and other key team members best handled? How are design issues or changes implemented? What kind of research is necessary before taking on foreign work? These are areas that will be addressed in the meeting discussion and question-and-answer sessions.

We hope you’ll join us at the Haymarket on Feb. 7, when the discussion turns more to the human side of HVAC engineering. Members and guests are invited. Share your experiences and learn from others’. Check back for more information about our program and presenters. Our meeting's education program will qualify for 1.5 to 2.0 PDHs.


Moderator: Sachin Anand, principal, dbHMS

Mallory Schaus is the Residential Business Development Manager at Temperature Equipment Corporation (TEC). A licensed professional Architectural Engineer and LEED-accredited professional, she has prior experience in energy analysis, sustainability consulting, new building commissioning, and retrocommissioning. Among her many projects, she worked on a high-profile international project headquartered in Mexico City. Mallory received her MSCE and BSCE in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. She serves on the ASHRAE-Illinois Board of Governors, on the Auxiliary Board for Rebuilding Exchange, and is a member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association and the Greater Chicago Homebuilders Association. Outside of work, she is a volunteer house captain in the annual Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago community service project.

Sumayyah Theron holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology. She obtained her Masters of Science in Energy and Sustainable Building Design from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK in 2011. Currently she is the Services Technical Manager for Cyclone Energy Group, where she oversees the company’s relationships with new construction and existing building owners, facility managers, and property managers. Sumayyah was previously senior project manager at Affordable Community Energy, where she managed energy assessments, retro-commissioning projects, portfolio benchmarking, and measurement and verification of energy savings. Before that, she worked as an architect and a building energy analyst in Jordan and South Africa.

Michael Moxon graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. His career began at Flemming Hanson, now known as Thermo Systems. His next assignments were with Madock Industries and later Victaulic, where he became Asia Pacific Manager for half of China and other Asia Pacific countries. While later serving as Country Manager in Japan, Mike created a complete sales channel from the ground up. getting products produced, tested and approved for use in the Japanese market. Departing Japan around the time of the deadly Tsunami, Mike continued with Victaulic before returning to Maddock industries in Chicago where he is now a partner in the firm.

Frank Kohout has been the Senior Specialist Engineer at Cyclone Energy Group since November 2015. Prior to that he worked for WMA Consulting Engineers in Chicago and for the McDonald’s Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook. While at McDonald’s he held many leadership roles, including Principal Mechanical Engineer for U.S. Development and Mechanical Engineering Lead within the World-Wide Development Department. In this role, his primary responsibility was to provide mechanical engineering expertise to all non-US markets on an as-needed basis. This included a great amount of communicating, and market visits. During his time, Frank spent more than 150 days outside the U.S. in some 20 countries.

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