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November 2019 ASHRAE Dinner Meeting


November 14, 2019
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
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The Courtyard by Marriott
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416
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November 2019 Dinner Meeting

Engineering Ethics and Risk Management

Meeting Sponsors:

Wine/Beer Raffle Sponsor: 1 Available

Appetizer Display Tray Sponsor: Raypak Commercial Boiler

Vendor Tables:

RST Thermal

Rheem/Ed Os

1 Available


Order of Events:

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Tech Session

5:45 PM to 6:45 PM - Registration, Networking & Cocktail Hour

6:45 PM to 7:15 PM - Dinner

7:15 PM to 8:30 PM - Dinner Session


Tech Session:

Risk Register

Tech Session Duration: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Tech Session Location: Berlin Room

Tech Session Description:

Risk is an integral part of construction engineering.  Understanding the risks of a project are important for the construction team which frequently responds to Owner requirements by managing the risk with insurance.  What does the insurance company look at?  Are the factors considered by the construction company the same as those considered by the insurance company?  One tool to manage risk during construction will be explored in depth. 


Dinner Presentation:

Engineering Ethics

Dinner Session Duration: 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Dinner Session Location: Cromwell Room

Dinner Presentation Description: 

The presentation will focus on understanding engineering ethics by defining ethics, reviewing engineering Codes Code of Ethics, providing help in making ethical decision, and using case studies as a learning tool.


Tech & Dinner Sessions Speaker: 

Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, F.ASCE, F.SEI, ASCE President 2019

Sr. Risk Engineering Consultant – Zurich North America

Speaker Bio: 

Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, F.SEI, F.ASCE, has diverse structural engineering experience focused mainly on building design. She is a senior risk engineer with Zurich North America, where she provides technical support to construction project policies. Robin has a passion for engineering ethics, and in her spare time, she has given over 20 presentations to various engineering groups.

Robin also served on the Board of Direction of Engineers Without Borders, and the CE Industrial Advisory Board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her alma mater. She is currently a member of the CE Industrial Advisory Boards for Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey.

Robin loves travel, seaside vacations, and her family. She and Chris have been married for 38 years. They have two wonderful daughters and two great sons-in-law, and Robin loves playing with the newest members of the family, grandsons Jonah and Ari, and granddaughter Riley.


Dinner Menu:

Starter 1: Tri Colored Tortellini Salad

Starter 2: Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Entree 1: Chicken Marsala

Entree 2: Barbecued Pulled Pork



To avoid a $10 late fee, please register by 11/6/2019.



$50.00 Connecticut ASHRAE Member Ticket
$60.00 after 6:00 pm November 13

$60.00 Nonmember (Guest)
$70.00 after 6:00 pm November 13

$10.00 Student Nonmember Ticket
$15.00 after 6:00 pm November 13

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