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ASHRAE Columbus October Event

Topic: Calibrate Your Tissue Box: A Practical Guide to ASHRAE Standard 170 Compliance

Over the last few years, air pressure relationships within healthcare facilities have been receiving increased attention. When it comes to regulatory surveys, air pressure has become a top-cited violation.
But it's not just for passing tissue tests that healthcare facility staff and design professionals need to be familiar with ASHRAE Standard 170. When renovating patient rooms, repurposing existing spaces, or building new hospitals, they need to be prepared for the impact of today's codes and standards on their project's design and budget.
In this presentation, Katie will give participants a practical understanding of how ASHRAE 170 impacts healthcare facility operation and design. Diagrams and illustrations will show how ASHRAE 170 requirements actually take shape in a healthcare facility. Topics will include air pressure relationships, building systems, equipment location, and room functions, with special attention given to spaces where pressure requirements are particularly critical.

Place: Grange Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Date: Monday, OCtober 17, 2017

Time: Registration 11:30am, Program 11:45am

Cost: $25 Local ASHRAE Members, $35 Non-Local ASHRAE Members

Beginning in 2015, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.  If you are planning on attending you must preregister.

Speaker: Katie Lee, PE senior mechanical project engineer at Karpinski Engineering

Katie focuses on healthcare renovation projects, where she excels at designing new functions into existing spaces. With her experience designing systems for legacy buildings, Katie knows how to navigate the code, coordination, and existing condition challenges that arise along the way. Katie recently presented on ASHRAE 170 at the 2016 ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition. She earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University and has been part of the Karpinski Engineering team for 10 years. She is a member of ASHRAE, ASHE and NOSHE.



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