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Lehigh Valley Chapter of ASHRAE
ASHRAE is an international organization of 50,000 persons with chapters
throughout the world. The Society is organized for the sole purpose of
advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation,
air-conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through
research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.
Through its membership, ASHRAE writes standards that set uniform
methods of testing and rating equipment and establish accepted
practices for the HVAC&R industry worldwide, such as the design of
energy efficient buildings.
The Society's research program, currently more than 100 research
projects worth nearly $8 million, investigates numerous issues, such as
identifying new refrigerants that are environmentally safe. ASHRAE
organizes broad-based technical programs for presentation at it's
semi-annual meetings and co-sponsors the international
Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition, the largest
HVAC&R trade show in North America.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter covers an area of Pennsylvania from roughly
Reading to the west, Quakertown to the south, Phillipsburg, NJ, to the
east, and the Poconos to the North.
February 13, 2019
Next Event: "Don't Let Your BIM Go Boom-
Dealing with the potential liability issues of BIM"
BIM has become a growing industry practice
over the past 10 years. However, inconsistencies in approach,
application and intended use has made the realization of the
theoretical benefits of BIM uneven. The lure of BIM is the allure of
fewer field conflicts, fewer RFIs, a clearer understanding of what is
being built and no change orders. But if all parties aren’t on
the same page, there can be some serious project mishaps that can make
your BIM plans go BOOM! This program looks at some of the areas where a
failure to communicate can clobber you.
presented by Mitchell Swann, PE,
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Mr. Swann has over 30 years of experience in
the areas of engineering design, project management and consulting for
a wide array of clients in diverse industries in the USA and abroad.
Mr. Swann’s career has included engineering design of HVAC,
Piping and Control systems; Project & Department Management,
Commissioning, Forensic Engineering & Expert Witness engagements;
Dispute Resolution and Project Execution Consulting. He has worked for
clients on commercial, institutional and high-tech\industrial projects.
He has worked in A/E, E\A and Design-Build firms and Construction
Management and as liaison between the design and construction team.
Mr. Swann has authored several articles on
several subjects in project execution and professional practice
including the “Standard of Care”, Substantial Completion
and Project Risk Management. Mr. Swann is active in several Technical
Committees within ASHRAE, including TC 1.7-General Business, Management
and Legal Education, TC 2.8-Sustainable Design, TC 7.1 –
Integrated Design, TC 7.2 HVAC Design-Build and TC 9.11-Clean
He served as President of the Engineers Club
of Philadelphia from 2012 – 2014 and still sits on the Board of
Directors. He is currently a Director on the Board of the Philadelphia
Energy Authority where he serves as Treasurer. He is also on the PA
State Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council. In
addition to ASHRAE, Mitch is a member of the USGBC, The Delaware Valley
GBC, ISPE and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Construction
Forum. He previously was vice-chair of the ABA’s Alternative
Dispute Resolution Section Committee on Construction.
He is a graduate of Drexel University in
Philadelphia with a BSME with a concentration in Thermal Fluid Sciences
5:00 - 5:30 PM Fellowship
5:30 - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 PM Presentation
Starlite Diner & Lounge, 233
N Route 100, Allentown, PA 18106
COST: $30 per
person cash or check, $31 credit card on site
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