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ASHRAE Columbus April Event

Topic: "The New ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Mega Tall and Super Tall Building Systems"

Tall commercial buildings present a series of design problems that differ from those that are found in other projects in the built environment. This lecture will be of interest to owners, architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and other specialized engineers and consultants. The design guide not only focuses on the efforts of designers of the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, but also addresses the importance of the design team and their collective efforts and concerns that are the critical elements in determining the ultimate solutions to project needs of a tall building. This guide addresses design issues for tall commercial buildings which are very often mixed use, consisting sometimes of low level retail, office floors, residential floors and hotel floors but the matters discussed and the recommendations and comments that are developed, with various modifications, can be applied to other project types within the built environment. As buildings get taller there are different climatic effects which vary over the height of a building. The façade becomes important, not only due to the building size but also how it responds to ambient conditions and how it contributes to the buildings heating and cooling loads.

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

Date: Monday,April 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: Peter Simmonds, Ph.D., ASHRAE Fellow

Dr. Simmonds has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and another in Research and Development from Reading Technical College, and a Master's degree from HTS, Den Bosch, The Netherlands and a Ph.D. from T.U. Delft. He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1989. Dr. Simmonds is a recognized authority in the field of Radiant heating and cooling systems. The main goals of his research and applications have been to understand the heat transfer and performance of radiant systems for both heating and cooling. His studies related to thermal performance of these systems led to a unique way to enhance in these systems. Publications of his work led to the development of radiant systems in the USA and are included in the ASHRAE Handbooks. He has received the Carter Bronze Medal from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 1993.

He has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers, articles and books and currently is a Research Promotion Chair for the Southern California Chapter. He is a member of several ASHRAE Technical Committees. Peter also teaches Graduate and Post Graduate Architectural students at the Southern California Institute for Architects in Los Angeles.

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