Meeting/Event Information

May 2017 Dinner Meeting

 Past Presidents' and Student Night

Technical Session Presentation:


 Acoustics Overview - Fundamentals, Products & Testing

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM 

Technical Session Description: In this course, attendees will learn the acoustics fundamentals, common noise control products and relevant testing. Acoustic fundamentals include noise overview, the importance of acoustics in the built environment, common terminology, and design criteria. Products that will be reviewed include HVAC silencers, acoustic panels and acoustic louvers. An understanding of how testing and real world applications differ helps reduce common project issues.

Dinner Presentation:


 Building System Acoustics

6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Dinner Meeting Description: This presentation will explore several examples of noise issues experienced on various projects and products including chilled beams, underfloor and variable air volume (VAV) systems. Important takeaways including differences between catalogue data and real world noise levels, how to reduce possible HVAC systems noise issues on future projects, and accoustical best practices that sometimes fall under other trades and can impact the overal project will all be discussed.


Tech & Dinner Sessions Speaker: 

Alex Michaud, Price Industries


Tech & Dinner Sessions Speaker Bio: As Director of the Noise Control products group at Price Industries, Alex oversees the application and development of various solutions to address noise concerns within the built environment. Price Noise Contol products include HVAC silencers, acoustic panels and acoustic louvers, along with market-leading selection and analysis software. Alex also assists other product groups with relevant noise-related concerns and product development initiatives.

Alex holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. His ASHRAE-funded thesis research project (RP 1314) focused on the experimental determination of End Reflection Loss and is included in Chapter 48 of the ASHRAE Handbook. Alex was an acoustical consultant at two different firms in Atlanta and New York City before joining Price, and brings over 10 years of experience in both mechanical and architectural systems. Alex has presented for various engineers and architects on acoustics and regularly provides guidance to design professionals faced with challenging or unique project scenarios. Alex is also responsible for the direction and coordination of noise control program development and the acoustic analysis software developed and maintained by Price.

Alex is actively engaged in relevant industry organizations including ASA, INCE- USA and is a member of ASHRAE TC 2.6 Noise and Vibration Control. He has presented at ASA and ASHRAE conferences and is a recipient of the 2008 ASHRAE Willis H. Carrier Award.


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 Tomato Basil Soup

Mixed Garden Salad

Artichoke, Tomatoe & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Sliced Angus Roasted New York Sirloin with a Cabernet Veal Demi-Glace

Chef's Choice of Vegetable and Potato or Rice

Rolls and Butter

Chef's Choice of Dessert

Coffee and Tea

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$40.00 Connecticut ASHRAE Member Ticket
$50.00 after 12:00 am May 11

$0.00 Past President: Member

$50.00 Nonmember (Guest)
$60.00 after 12:00 am May 11

$0.00 Past President: Nonmember

$0.00 Student Nonmember Ticket

$100.00 2017-2018 Meeting Wine/Beer Raffle Sponsorship

$100.00 2017-2018 Meeting Food Tray Sponsorship

$250.00 2017-2018 Meeting Triple Threat Package

$100.00 2017-2018 Meeting Vendor Display Table

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