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Our Newsletter is published on monthly basis from September-June. It is emailed to our members and non-member mailing list. In each issue we feature information about our montly dinner meetings, membership, special events, ASHRAE news, event photos, member spotlights and more!
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Blair Richardson, PE, CEM
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I would like to thank all of those that made it during the 2017/2018 ASHRAE Season. We had a great attendance and had some good Technical and Dinner Sessions. I’d like to thank all the Past Presidents who came out for our May dinner. I’d also like to thank Laurann Asklor and Christine Chipman of Shipman and Goodwin for educating us on the contractual side of our business.
I would also like to mention the ASHREA Golf Outing. We heard lots of good feedback on the new course along with the earlier start time. We had great attendance and even better great weather! It appeared everyone had a good time. We plan on keeping the course the same again for next year.
I hope everyone has a great summer and we look forward to having a great 2018/2018 ASHRAE Season. It has been my pleasure to serve as the 2017-2018 CT ASHRAE President. Thank you for all your support, time and commitment.
CT ASHRAE President, 2017-2018
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Call for 2018-2019 Dinner Presentations
We're beginning to plan the 2018-2019 calendar! We’d love to hear what our members are interested in learning about next year.
If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at a dinner meeting or tech session, or if you have a topic idea, please contact Jason Urso (2018-2019 Programs Chair and President-Elect) at 413-572-3226. Presentations do not need to be complete at this point. We’re currently looking for presentation ideas and/or topics.
We are specifically looking to fill at least two meetings with consulting engineering firms showcasing one of their designs from a recent project. A field trip to the project location or a presentation of the project would be great!
We’re also considering booking a few offsite tours and/or venues. Please contact Jason Urso with possible tour locations or interesting venues too!
If you'd like your personal or business card to appear here, please contact the Sponsorship Committee today!
CT ASHRAE 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Governors
President: Hank Cullinane, Clover Corporation
President-Elect: Jason Urso, Tighe and Bond
Treasurer: Eric Fontaine, van Zelm Engineers
Secretary: Michael O. Davis, P.E., Flow Tech, Inc.
Board of Governor: Jason Bessette, Emerson Swan
Board of Governor (Past President): Derek Bride, CES
Board of Governor: Tony Cammilleri
Board of Governor: Evan Cohen, Aercon
Board of Governor: Daniel Cowan, NEMSI
Board of Governor: Bill Dunn, Aire Equipment
Board of Governor: Ashley Keller, CES
Board of Governor: Tom Ruggerio, AKF Group
Board of Governor: Kevin Wixom, Flow Tech, Inc.
The Legislature's Regulation Review Committee rejected the proposed draft of the 2018 State Building Code without prejudice and the new code will NOT take effect on July 1, 2018.
Softball Game Recap
We're happy to report that 20 players showed up for our annual softball game. It was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, which turned out to be a beautiful, sunny evening. Players and on-lookers enjoyed some pizza and refreshments before the start of the game. They were able to play 7 innings. One highlight was when Mike Dana hit an in-the-park homerun which might have atributed to the Home Team's win!
Below is a list of the teams and players.
Everyone had a great time at Wickham park that night, expecially with Clara Marques (dog in the picture) as their cheerleader. Hopefully more people can join us next year!
View the entire softball photo gallery.
2018 Membership Battle Winners Announced!
vanZelm Engineers – Large Firms
Flow Tech, Inc. – Medium Sized Firms
Progressive Engineering, Inc. – Small Firms
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating – Small Firms
EMCOR Services, New England Mechanical – Large Firms Honorable Mention
Thank you for all firms that participated in the Battle this year!
BVH Integrated Services
Consulting Engineering Services
CT Temperature Controls
Emcor Services, New England Mechanical
Environmental Systems Corp
Facilities Engineering Associates
Frank I Rounds Company
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Progressive Engineering, Inc.
It has been a pleasure to assume the role of Membership Promotion Chair for the past five years for the Connecticut Chapter. It's been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had thus far in my ASHRAE career. Thank you to all members for your support of ASHRAE and our Chapter! We could not be a success without you. Tom Ruggerio from AKF will be taking over as the 2018-2019 Membership Promotion Chair starting on July 1, 2018. Please help me in wishing him the best of luck!
Membership Promotion Chair
Student Activities Update
(From left to right: James Phillip, Jake Vlacich and Kayla Kirton)
This year a team of students from Quinnipiac University participated in the 2018 ASHRAE Design Competition. Jake Vlachich, James Phillip, and Kayla Kirton prepared design calculations and system selections for a 70k ft2 mixed use complex located in Arnavutkoy, Turkey. The students utilized modeling software and adhered to ASHRAE Standards while making informed design decisions based on extensive research and guidance from their advisors. This competition was a great means for the students to build on their studies and to become more familiar with our industry. The team enjoyed the challenge of the competition and even remarked that their work over the course of the school year had them considering an industry related career upon graduation. Congratulations to the team, and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! Special thank you to their advisors Professor Grant Crawford, Stillman Jordan, and Ryan Martin, for dedicating your time to sharing your knowledge and expertise with the students.
(Stillman Jordan and Professor Grant Crawford)
If you would like to assist students with projects or competitions in the future please contact Ashley Keller at email@example.com
Upcoming YEA Leadership Events
Fall 2018 YEA Leadership Weekend (YLW)—scheduled for November 2-4, 2018 in Portland, Maine. This event is open to any YEA member who wants to focus on personal development and soft skills. Registration is limited to 30 attendees. Register today at ashrae.org/ylw.
2018 YEA Leadership International (YLI)—scheduled for October 19-21, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. Similar to the YLW listed above, YLI is an opportunity for any YEA member to spend a weekend learning about personal development and networking with other YEA members from around the world. Registration is limited to 20 attendees. Registration will open soon at ashrae.org/yli.
Applications Open for Leadership U
Are you active in your ASHRAE Chapter and looking to get more involved? Make sure to apply for Leadership U! This program allows YEA members to shadow an ASHRAE Vice President at an ASHRAE Conference to get an in-depth look at the ins and outs of ASHRAE. Applications for the Leadership U program at the 2019 Winter Conference in Atlanta are open through October 1, 2018. Learn more.
Keep an eye on your inboxes and the website for the upcoming 2018-2019 CT ASRHAE sponsorship opportunities!
We are more than happy to discuss creating a custom sponsorship opportunity for you. The CT Chapter frequently hosts YEA events that are also available to sponsor. Contact us today to start the discussion.
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Connecticut Chapter Officers 2017-2018
Please note chairpersons with * in front of their names makeup the chapter's Board of Governors
Committe Chairpersons 2017-2018
Committee Chair Position Available
Chapter Regional Conference
Golf Outing/Special Events
*Brandon Bradley 860.488.0384
Grass Roots Government Activities
*Hank Cullinane 860.528.0081
Richard Melo 203.706.1841
Honors and Awards
*Jason Urso 413.572.3226
*Nichole Petersen 860.221.0880
*Nichole Petersen 860.221.0880
Daniel Cowan 203.701.6165
Brandon Bradley 203.325.9000
Ashely Keller 845.240.0890
University of Hartford Professor C.C. Yavuzturk 860.768.5554 firstname.lastname@example.org
University of New Haven Professor Stephen Ross 203.932.7148 SRoss@newhaven.edu
Eric Fontaine 860.284.5064
Hank Cullinane 203.370.3339
*Mike Davis 860.221.0887
*Blair Richardson 203.683.6930
Evan Benoit 860.221.0876
Kevin Wixom 860.221.0888
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