President's Message - February 2017

February 01, 2017 7:56 AM | Anonymous

It’s hard to believe we’re half way through the 2016-2017 ASHRAE year and judging from your comments, it’s been a successful several months. As a Chapter, we’ve enjoyed tours of the Carrier Dome and new OCM BOCES Liverpool facility, held three Young Engineers of America events at the 315 Brewery in Camillus, a bowling outing at Revolutions and most recently a Syracuse University basketball game in the graciously donated Carrier Box as well as a successful transition to the Dinosaur BBQ location for our monthly Program Meetings. Additionally our Student Activities program is running on all cylinders as they prepare to launch ASHRAE’s first ever SmartStart Weekend April 1-2 at the Syracuse University Center of Excellence. Past Society President David Underwood has committed to attend and speak at the event as we aim to recruit the next generation of HVAC/R engineers. I’m confident you’ll find the second half of the year equally engaging and encourage you to participate in the coming events.

Please take note of the upcoming “ASHRAE Learning Institute 2017 Online Course Series” offering courses throughout 2017. One and Two Part courses are available and include such topics as The Commissioning Process in New and Existing Buildings and Standard 90.1 – 2016 HVAC / Mechanical Design. Additional information will be available in our newsletter, which will be posted soon.

In closing, our February 8th Evening Program Meeting is proving to be a topic of interest as Rick Siberine of Nupi Americas presents “Polypropylene PP-R and PP-RCT Pressure Pipe & Fitting Solutions”. Plastic piping is gaining acceptance as an alternative solution to traditional copper, steel and iron pipe system designs and this presentation offers 1-PDH credit. Please plan to join us in the Main Room upstairs at the Dinosaur BBQ and come early for the ever popular Social Happy Hour where drinks are on the house from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Mark Yonnick

CNY ASHRAE Chapter President

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