BRiC Partnership – Mechanical Engineer

Want to be a part of a respected firm and have the ability to make an impact? BRiC Partnership is a vibrant mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology engineering firm with offices in Kirkwood, Missouri; Belleville and Springfield, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana. We serve a variety of clients in the educational, healthcare, governmental and commercial markets. We have an excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join our Belleville, Illinois office.

Required:

  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical/HVAC design
  • BS in mechanical or architectural engineering
  • Ability to work independently on assignments under guidance of senior staff
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit design software
  • Experience with Trane Trace load calculation software and energy analysis programs for LEED

Minimum Position Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for projects from schematic design through construction
  • Load calculations
  • Layout and sizing of systems
  • Specification editing
  • Coordination with architects and owners
  • Shop drawing review
  • Verification of existing site conditions (including documentation of systems above ceilings, on roofs, etc.)

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. E/O/E

Please send resume to jpluff@bricpartnership.com

November Chapter Meeting – Support ASHRAE Research

Date: November 12, 2018

Location: Spazio Westport 12031 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

REGISTER

EVENT SCHEDULE:

10:15 AM– 10:45 AM Registration & Networking
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Technical Session
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM Lunch and Main Session

Main Session

Hoy Bohanon, Member, Hoy Bohanon Engineering PLLC, Clemmons, NC

What will ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019 Look Like with the Proposed Changes to the IAQA, NVP and VRP?

ASHRAE 62.1 is fundamentally changed from the version of 62 that was the basis for many building codes. As the new version works its way into the codes, there are also many associated requirements in addition to the ventilation rates. ASHRAE Standard 62.1 is under continuous maintenance. That means that every 18 months, there are changes published to the standard. This presentation provides an overview of the standard with emphasis on the most recent changes.

What will ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019 Look Like with the Proposed Changes to the IAQA, NVP and VRP?

Track: Fundamentals and Applications

• Know that there are major changes proposed in Standard 62.1

• Understand the new Natural Ventilation Rate Procedure

• Understand the new Indoor Air Quality Procedure

• Understand the changes in the Ventilation Rate Procedure

SSPC 62.1 is making major modifications to the standard that need to be communicated to the membership. These include a new Natural Ventilation Rate Procedure, a new Indoor Air Quality Procedure and changes to the Ventilation Rate Procedure that will have major impact on the way the standard will be applied.

1. Overall Direction for Modifications to Standard 62.1

SSPC 62.1’s mission is to maintain a design standard providing ventilation procedures for acceptable indoor air safety and quality for the built environment. After a year of discussions, the committee made an important decision. That decision is to make the quality of indoor air more comparable between the different pathways. This presentation addresses the modifications to ASHRAE standard 62.1.

2. The New NVP

The natural ventilation procedure has changed over the years in 62.1. It was relocated from section 5 to section 6 and became a ventilation procedure. It was recently modified to require mechanical ventilation with certain exceptions. This addendum provides specific requirements for the exception by providing a clear compliance path. It also recognizes that there are inherent health issues with outdoor air in many locations in the world and updates the prescriptive requirements based on recent studies and airflow evaluations.

3. The New IAQP

This presentation discusses the design requirements of the New IAQP. Those requirements include; identification of contaminants of concern, determining indoor and outdoor sources, identifying a concentration limit and exposure period, specifying percentage of building occupants to be satisfied with perceived IAQ and performing a mass balance analysis for selected compounds.

4. Changes to the VRP

Ventilation Rate Procedure is the prescriptive design procedure presented in Section 6.2, in which outdoor air intake rates are determined based on space type/application, occupancy level, and floor area shall be permitted to be used for any zone or system. Informative Note: The Ventilation Rate Procedure minimum rates are based on contaminant sources and source strengths that are typical for the listed occupancy categories. The requirements for atypical sources are spelled out in new addenda. There is a simplified VRP that incorporates a default Ev. This helps designers who do not wish to perform the more complex calculations in Appendix A. The use of this simplified procedure is described

 

 

Tech Session

Marwa Zaatari, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

In the technical session, Marwa will present the following:

Moving from perspective to performance-based approaches:

Instead of continuously replacing indoor air with outside air to expel indoor-generated contaminants and manage indoor air quality (IAQ), indoor air can be cleaned using regenerative sorbents. By cleansing the indoor air, sorbent-based air cleaning minimizes the amount of outside air required to maintain IAQ, thereby reducing the load on HVAC systems and achieving energy savings.

Learning objectives include:

• When and how to apply ASHRAE 62.1 IAQP

• Building code compliance using IAQP

• Impact on HVAC capacity requirements

• Energy efficiency calculations

• Indoor air quality controls

• LEED Compliance

 

 

October Chapter Meeting – Bring a non-member for free

Geared toward younger Audience, but welcome to all.

Register At Eventbrite 

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Registration & Networking
11:45 AM – 12:30 AM Lunch and Main Session
12:45 AM – 1:30 PM Technical / Break Out Session

Tech Session & Main Session: Ennobling Spirited Leadership: Becoming a Leader of Influence

Overview: Learn to exceptionally communicate your message by applying the refined nuances that inspire, transform, and ennoble those with whom you converse. Through this communicative process, acquire practical skills necessary to differentiate and lead extraordinarily.

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will learn specific nonverbal and vocal communication competencies to strengthen relationships, enhance client satisfaction, and achieve organizational objectives more compellingly.
• Participants will practice nonverbal and vocal behaviors that demonstrate warmth and trustworthiness, hallmarks of influential leadership, and how they blend with content to persuade and influence listeners.

Speakers

Leah C. Lorendo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Imprensia
Founder and Principal

Leah has 22 years experience as an executive coach, working with senior
leaders from various industries in Fortune 500 companies. She guides her
clients to focus on elements of communication that result in immediate
changes in presence and influence, and long-term enhancements in
leadership capabilities. As a certified and licensed Speech-Language
Pathologist, she has unique skills to coach professionals to utilize
their most influential leadership voice.

Leah is an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, and is also an instructor in the Technology and Leadership
Center, both in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at
Washington University in St. Louis.

She serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of All Among Us,

Leah holds a Ph.D. in Health Care Administration from the University of
Mississippi, as a Phi Kappa Phi scholar, and a Master’s in
Organizational Development and Leadership from Regis University, with
Honors. She also holds a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology, from
Auburn University, where she was recognized as one of 400 Women of
Excellence on the 100th anniversary of the admission of women.

Thomas Gregory, M.A.

Imprensia
Founder and Principal

Thomas has 22 years experience in business consulting and executive
coaching, with the ultimate objective of developing exceptional leaders
who are extraordinary, spirited leaders.

Thomas is an Adjunct Instructor at Washington University in St. Louis,
in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Thomas is sought after for his ability to guide others in finding their
“Way of Proceeding”.

Thomas serves on the Board of Directors, Catholic Charities. He is Past
President of the Board of Directors, Nurses for Newborns Foundation. He
is a graduate of Leadership St. Louis, Class of 2009-2010 and is
passionate about servant leadership. He is a recent graduate of Focus
St. Louis’ Diversity Leadership Fellowship.

He received his B.A. from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana and a
Master’s in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall
University, South Orange, New Jersey.
Chapter Members Cost $0.00*
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Non-Members Cost $0.00 For This Event Only
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RESERVATIONS

Everyone must register even if you have paid local dues.