Issue: 12/02

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced two seminars that will take place as part of the technical program at the 2003 Winter Meeting Jan. 25-29 in Chicago.

A seminar titled "Mold and Mildew Mitigation in Construction" will be held from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27. It is sponsored by ASHRAE's task group on moisture management in buildings and will include information on prevention and mitigation of mold and mildew in the building envelope, as well as preventing mold by keeping new construction dry. Presentations and speakers include "Building Envelopes and How They Affect Mold Growth in the Building," by Holley Bailey, Bailey Engineering Corp., Palm Beach Garden, FL; "Preventing Mold by Keeping New Construction Dry," by Lew Harriman, P.E., Mason-Grant Consulting, Portsmouth, NH; "Mitigating Microbial Growth in Buildings Through HVAC Design: Learning from Failures," by Ron Bailey, P.E., Bailey Engineering Corp.: and "Unusual Microbial Growth in Air Handling Systems," by Rodney Lewis, Rodney Lewis Inc., Houston, TX.

Another seminar during the show will focus on technical, business and legal issues related to shop drawings. The seminar, "Practice Workshop: Technical, Business and Legal Issues Relating to Shop Drawings and Change Orders," will be held from 8-10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 27. Presentations and speakers include "Technical and Business Issues Relating to Shop Drawings," by Kenneth Elovitz, P.E., J.D., Energy Economics Inc., Foxboro, MA; "Technical and Business Issues Relating to Change Orders," by Richard Charles, P.E., C&B Consulting Engineers, San Francisco, CA; "Shop Drawings and Change Orders from the Contractor's Point of View," by Jim Fields, Superior Mechanical Services, Greensboro, NC; and "Legal Issues Relating to Shop Drawings and Change Orders," by Margaret Lineberry, Esq., J.D., Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, MO.

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In a related announcement, the winners of the inaugural AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced by the program sponsors. Designed to encourage product innovation, the competition is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI); and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.

The 2003 winners included Honeywell Intl., Burner & Boiler Controls, for its HVAC Service Assistant product in the category of "Instruments, Tools, and Software." Receiving an Honorable Mention award for "Heating" were Armstrong International, for the Flo-Direct Direct Fired Water Heater; Central Fireplace, for the CF-42 Direct Positive Vent Gas Stove or Fireplace Insert; Detroit Radiant Products, for the HLV Series Two-Stage Low Intensity Radiant Vacuum System; Gasmaster Industries, Inc., for the High Efficiency Condensing Steam Boiler; Parker Boiler, for the Parker T-760LAR; Superior Radiant Products, for the Premier vs. Demand System; and Thermo Technologies, for the Thermomax Solar Collector.

The awards will be presented at a special AHR Expo Media Breakfast on Monday, January 27. Winners will receive special placards to place in their booths as well as an award to be displayed at their company headquarters. In addition to encouraging product innovation throughout the industry, the proceeds from the entry fee go to an HVAC&R scholarship fund at a Chicago-area vocational school.