December 2016 Meeting: BIM-Successes and Pitfalls


Nakoma Country Club
4145 Country Club Road
Madison, WI 53711


December 13, 2016




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Well the weather has finally caught up to us and the mercury has dropped.  There is a definite chill in the air.  It’s almost time to dust off the shovels and fire up the snow blowers.  I’m kicking myself now for not hanging up those Christmas lights when it was warm outside!  December is here and is one of my favorite times of the year complete with holiday parties, office treats, time spent with family and friends, and hopefully some snow! 

The theme for our December chapter meeting is Research Promotion (RP).  We will recognize the generous individuals and companies that donated last year and will also hold a raffle to help raise funds for our annual RP campaign.  Come check out the great raffle prizes and help raise funds for RP!  To give you an idea of what ASHRAE RP is all about here is a snippet from the ASHRAE society webpage:

Since 1919, ASHRAE has supported research to improve the quality of life. ASHRAE Research impacts the industry by improving the way HVAC&R systems work, how they are applied and allow development of technical information to create standards and guidelines, which serve as the basis for testing and design practices around the world.

The Society funds thousands of projects addressing topics such as sound, duct design, the effect of oil in refrigerants, load calculations, thermal conductivity, simplified energy analysis procedures, weather data, refrigerant property data, fire and smoke control and solar design. The most significant ASHRAE research is in the areas of human comfort and the properties of materials and systems used in buildings and refrigeration systems.

An important note: The December meeting will again be held at Nakoma Country Club.  A change this year is that the meeting will be held on a TUESDAY!!!  Let me repeat that: The meeting will be held on TUESDAY December 13th.

Also coming up very soon is the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo in Las Vegas.  Don't miss out - register by December 31st for the Advance registration rate at

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2016-2017

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