ASHRAE recognizes industry achievements

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Fifty-five people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The list includes a significant number of Canadians.

The following people received ASHRAE Technology Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement by ASHRAE members who have successfully applied innovative building designs.  Canadian first place recipients are:

Julien Allard, Eng., mechanical engineer, project manager and shareholder, Bouthillette Parizeau, Montreal, for the new industry facilities or processes category for the Construction du Centre de transport Stinson in Montreal.

Kurt Monteiro, P.Eng., HFDP, HBDP, Smith and Andersen, Toronto received first place in the new health care facilities category for Humber River Hospital, Toronto.

The Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence went to Claude Dumas, P.Eng., project engineer and an expert in skating rink refrigeration systems, City of Montreal.

The 2016 Student Design Competition focused on a new two-story municipal government building in Beijing, China. First place in the HVAC Design Calculations category was awarded to the University of British Columbia. Team members are Alexander Brosky, Samarth Joshi, Aubrey McNeill, Silvia Odaya, Cheng Yang and Ziran Yu. Faculty advisors are Nima Atabaki, Ph.D., P.Eng., and Steven Rogak, Ph.D., P.Eng., while the industry advisor is Ali Nazari, P.Eng., BEMP, principal, Integral Group.

Two Canadians were awarded ‘Fellow’ membership grade, which recognizes members who have made substantial contributions in areas such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications and mentoring. They are:

Michel Bernier, Ph.D., P.E., a professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal.

Carey J. Simonson, Ph.D., P.E., a professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

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