October 2018 Print

President's Report


Please join us for our regular monthly meeting Tuesday, October 16th, at a new-to-us venue – the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Park North.  Travis McLeod, president and owner of Silber and Associates, will discuss the fundamentals of fan selection and the impact that duct configurations have on fan performance.  This is a great topic for young designers and engineers, and not a bad refresher for the more senior designers and engineers among us. 

If the rain stops long enough, and maybe even if it doesn’t, we’re having our annual Alamo ASHRAE Skeet Shoot on Wednesday, October 24, at the San Antonio Gun Club.  Many thanks to those of you who have signed up!  If you haven’t registered but would like to, we have slots available.  If you haven’t registered because shooting skeet isn’t your thing, you can still come out for a great time.  We’ll have food, beer, sodas, music, and some great raffle prizes!  Please remember that this is all for some great causes.  Your financial support enables our chapter to offer scholarships to local mechanical engineering students and to contribute to ASHRAE research at the national level.


This is the inaugural year for Alamo's Women in ASHRAE committee. The mission of Women in ASHRAE (WiA) is to equip and empower women in the built environment industry to achieve their full potential. Women in ASHRAE strives to promote diversity and inclusion by recruiting and retaining women in the industry, develop leaders and innovators by creating opportunities for professional development in leadership and technical skills, and foster a community of like-minded members to expand the image of women in the built environment industry as a positive change force in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Women in ASHRAE is inclusive of various occupations including engineering, construction, project management, property development & ownership, equipment sales & manufacturing, IoT & smart buildings, architecture, and more.

WiA is kicking off their year with a brunch on Saturday October 20th at 9am at Magnolia Pancake Haus at 10333 Huebner Road. Past Alamo ASHRAE President, Jennifer Alley, PE, LEED AP, will be joining the brunch as a guest speaker. Jennifer will be answering questions that attendees can submit ahead of time on slido.com with event code #R796.
  Register at alamoashrae.org.



See you soon!




Rick McHugh, P.E.

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