Thursday, April 23, 2009

Inland Empire Chapter presents Technical Session at the Region XI 2009 CRC:

As part of the Region XI 2009 CRC, the Inland Empire Chapter is presenting a Technical Session on the topic of Healthcare Facilities Design. It is the goal of our Technical Session to be instructive and educational as well as informative and entertaining. Our program includes one hour of soft skills training presented by Dale Carnegie Training, two one-hour technical presentations on health and ventilation by our guest lecturers, a lighter talk on the history of health and ventilation during our luncheon, and a panel discussion about ASHRAE’s Healthcare Facilities Design Professional Certification Program. Certificates of completion for professional development hours will be provided. There will be product displays by our vendor sponsors during the event. Included in our Technical Session will be a continental breakfast, snacks and beverages during our breaks, and a luncheon featuring the Davenport’s Northwest Buffet with baked salmon and grilled tri-tip steak. Registration is available on-line on our web-site.

Chapter Regional Conference
Davenport Hotel
May 7-9, 2009
Spokane, Washington
Hosted by Inland Empire Chapter

Thursday, May 7th, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration Fee: $150.00

7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Vendor Displays
Aircuity – Indoor Environmental Quality
American Air Filter – Better Air is Our Business
Johnson Controls Inc. – JCI Hospital Controls
PacifiCAD – Autodesk Building Information Modeling
Vemco – Phoenix Lab Fume Hood Airflow Controls
Washington Air Reps – Huntair Fan Wall

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
JILL PITTMANN – Dale Carnegie Training
Dale Carnegie Training works with organizations and their people to develop skills that increase individual potential and improve bottom-line results. During this program you will discover:
The Cycle of Performance Improvement
Tools to communicate more effectively
Techniques to improve your memory
How to Win Friends and Influence People

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Break with beverages and snacks

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
JAN SUNDELL, M.Sc.Eng, Dr.Med.Sc.
Technical University of Denmark
Jan Sundell is an environmental scientist, from Sweden, with a unique background in both engineering (M.Sc.Eng) and medicine (Dr.Med.Sc.). Before going into science he was responsible for building codes, and occupational health legislation in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Within ASHRAE he is a member of SSPC 62.1, the Environmental Health Committee, and is the chair of EHC Subcommittee for Research. He is an excellent provocative lecturer, with outstanding knowledge on the need of ventilation, and the importance of indoor air factors for health.

Dr. Sundell’s technical session presentation will provide an overview of the state of the art regarding the importance of ventilation and indoor air quality for health.

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Break with beverages and snacks

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Paul Ninomura is a Mechanical Engineer with the U.S. Indian Health Service in Seattle, WA. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington. He is an ASHRAE Health Facility Design Professional (HFDP) and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is currently serving as the Chairman for SSPC 170: ASHRAE Standard for Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

Mr. Nimomura’s technical session presentation will provide a history of ASHRAE Standard 170, Ventilation for Healthcare Facilities, with a general overview of the Standard, highlights of a few aspects of the Standard, the current committee structure and the continuing maintenance of the Standard. The presentation will include a brief discussion of the development of the 2010 edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities and the potential integration of Standard 170 with the FGI Guidelines.

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Included with Technical Session
During the luncheon, Dr. Sundell will present a historical discussion on ventilation and health.

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
A discussion of the ASHRAE’s Healthcare Facilities Design Professional Certification Program including a review of the course content outline, sample questions, eligibility requirements, application and testing procedures.

On-Line registration for the Region XI 2009 CRC is now available. Please visit our web-site at for registration forms and more information about the 2009 CRC.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Young Engineering Professionals of Puget Sound are
providing a Networking Social next month.

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version of the announcement.