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William Arthur “Bill” Belt Sr. Passing

Bill Belt  (b. September 3, 1920 in Topeka, Kansas) passed away on the evening of June 24, 2015 in St. Louis County, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents: Everett Ray Belt, Sr. and Margaret Mae, nee Puckett, his brothers: Everett Ray, Jr, Donald, and Robert, his sister, Betty Johnson, and one son-in-law, Daniel Haberl. He is survived by his wife, Judy St. John Belt, his children: Lida Baker (David), William A. Belt Jr. (Debbie), Marian Newmann (Michael), Elizabeth Haberl, Erin Graziano (John), Heidi Crouch (Jerry), and Kathleen Denney (David), twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous beloved nieces and nephews, and a wide and diverse extended family.

Bill graduated from Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, MO in 1937. He was an avid football player during his high school years and took great pleasure in the annual Turkey Day pre-game breakfast for football alumni. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy as a Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class. Following the war, he attended Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. For nearly sixty years, Bill worked designing mechanical systems for buildings throughout the St. Louis area, including the waterfall that the train runs behind at the St. Louis Zoo. He served on the St. Louis County Planning Commission in the 1960’s and was a member of The American Society Heating, Refrigerating, Air Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE. To say Bill was an avid golfer and thoroughly enjoyed the game would be an understatement. He often marshaled for professional tournaments and played in a weekly golf league until his health declined. Please consider making a donation to your favorite charity in his name.

Engineers without Borders Trivia Night

The St Louis Chapter recently sponsored their Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) group to participate in a trivia night. The event itself was sponsored by the Gateway Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Eight of our YEA members formed a group which took 2nd place overall! One team member even won a Kindle Fire tablet in a raffle!! This trivia night was the official February event for YEA and was just an example of some of the activities YEA hosts throughout the year.

YEA is for ASHRAE members under 35. It’s a great way to meet new people and become more involved with the chapter. If you are interested in YEA and attending any of our future events, like our monthly happy hours, please send an e-mail to or contact Chad Adler at 314-812-4537.Trivia Night Team Photo

March 3/11/2013 Student Night

Registration Notes
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Please plan to attend our Student Night meeting on 3/11/2013.

Spazio Westport
12031 Lackland Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63146

Tentative Schedule:

4:15pm-4:45pm Registration
4:45pm-5:35pm Tech Session

Fan Efficiency Grades
Overview of AMCA 205-2012:  Energy Efficiency Classifications for Fans History of Development Integration into the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) Integration into ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings Future Code and Standard Integration

6:00pm-6:15pm Scholarship Awards

6:15pm-7:15pm Dinner and Main Session

What is AMCA International, Inc.?
History of AMCA

AMCA Certified Ratings Program
What an AMCA Certified Product Provides for a Specifier and an End User

AMCA Standards

U.S. Department of Energy’s Announcement of Intention to Regulate the Fan Industry



Vic Colwell is a 1977 graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.  He has spent his entire career in the HVAC industry.  Vic joined ASHRAE in 1982 and has been a strong supporter and active participant of AMCA since 1993.  He has served on AMCA’s Marketing Committee, Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, Investment Taskforce and Executive Committee.  He has been on AMCA’s Board of Directors since 2004 and held the positions of Director at Large, Treasurer and Vice President.  Vic has been the President of AMCA International since 2011.

Vic and his high school sweetheart Candy, have been married since 1975.  They have two grown children and four grandchildren.


Chesterfield Mechanical Designer Nominated as ASHRAE New Face of Engineering

News issued by ASHRAE:

ATLANTA – Jeremy Smedley is one of the 20 nominees received by ASHRAE for the New Faces of Engineering recognition program.
The program, part of National Engineers Week (NEW) and co-sponsored by ASHRAE, promotes the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on public welfare. The program targets those age 30 and younger. The top nominee from each engineering society represented on the NEW committee will appear in a full-page ad in USA Today during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23, 2013.

ASHRAE created the New Faces program in 2003, when it served as lead society for National Engineers Week.

Smedley is a mechanical designer, Vestal Corp., Chesterfield, Mo.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Missouri (Rolla) University of Science and Technology.
Smedley worked as a process engineer, designing and repairing process systems in a company’s mixing department. He then worked in production management leading a production team to make household product production more effective. After joining Vestal, he worked on designing a replacement deaerator and its surrounding low pressure steam system. His current projects include designing a replacement variable air volume system for an existing building and a geothermal plant with a variable air volume air handling system for a new industrial factory.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.