Technology Awards

Effective energy utilization is just one of several aspects of facility and building design. The ASHRAE Technology Awards program recognizes, on an international scale, successful applications of innovative design, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management, indoor air quality, and good mechanical design.

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards is threefold:

  1. To recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.
  2. To communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members.
  3. To highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.

All current members of ASHRAE and its Associate Societies may submit entries.  Entrants must have had a significant role in the design or development of the project.

ASHRAE Technology Award applications are accepted in each of the following categories:

  1. Commercial Buildings (New and Existing)
  2. Institutional Buildings (New and Existing)
    • Educational Facilities
    • Other Institutional
  1. Health Care Facilities (New and Existing)
  2. Industrial Facilities or Processes (New and Existing)
  3. Public Assembly Facilities (New and Existing)
  4. Residential (New and Existing)

Awards are given at the judges’ discretion. All first-place awards in each category are automatically eligible for consideration for the “ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence.” Second-place and Honorable Mention may also be awarded.   At the discretion of the judging panel at the chapter and regional level, more than one first place winner may be awarded in any category.

ASHRAE honors only buildings and industrial facilities or processes that are outstanding in design innovation. An award in a category is not given if entries do no meet the highest standards. The “ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence” is given at the judges’ discretion. The first-place Society Technology Awards and the “ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence” are presented during the Plenary Session at ASHRAE’s Winter Meeting.

Please see the Short Form and Sample Entry for reference.

Please send questions and entries to our Chapter CTTC Chair, Dave McGowan, at dave@sgmengineering.com.

Local Job Opportunities

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Hanson Professional Services Inc., is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Senior Mechanical Engineer position for our Orlando, FL office.   This is a Government Market position.

General Assignment: Responsible for design, project task management and construction observation of building and facility mechanical systems for a variety of industrial, educational, institutional, governmental and commercial projects.  These systems will include HVAC and energy systems of varying types and sizes (including temperature controls and energy management systems), plumbing systems, special piping systems (for hospitals, laboratories, etc.) and fire protection systems.  Studies may include:  due diligence studies of existing systems, feasibility and conceptual design studies with preliminary construction cost estimates, energy audits and analyses, indoor air quality evaluation studies and utility master plan reports.

Specific Tasks include, but are not limited to:  client meetings, project coordination and administration, marketing assistance, system design calculations, energy modeling layout and equipment selection, editing of technical specifications, performing investigative system analysis, technical report writing, cost estimating, and construction administration.  Plusses include capability of directing team of designers and less experienced mechanical engineers, understanding of mechanical systems for high and low rise buildings. Candidates should also be able to use AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and Revit MEP, as well as understanding International Building Code requirements. Experience with building systems commissioning (Cx) and LEED accreditation is desired. Should be willing to accept out-of-town travel assignments to meet project demands.

Qualifications:  Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Professional Registration (P.E.) with a minimum of ten (10) years experience in designing and analyzing mechanical systems in buildings.

Contact:  Interested and qualified Hanson employees should submit HRMP-8.2 “Employee Application for Posted Position” and a current resume to Human Resources-570G by November 25, 2012.  Form HRMP-8.2 is available through Human Resources.

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER/COMMISSIONING SPECIALIST

Hanson Professional Services Inc., is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Senior Mechanical Engineer/Commissioning Specialist position for our Orlando, FL office.   This is a Government Market position.

General Assignment: Responsible for design, project management and construction observation of building and facility mechanical systems for a variety of industrial, educational, institutional, governmental and commercial projects.  These systems will include HVAC and energy systems of varying types and sizes (including temperature controls and energy management systems), plumbing systems, special piping systems (for hospitals, laboratories, etc.) and fire protection systems.  Studies may include:  due diligence studies of existing systems, feasibility and conceptual design studies with preliminary construction cost estimates, energy audits and analyses, indoor air quality evaluation studies and utility master plan reports.

Candidates should also be able to use AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD MEP 2007, Revit MEP 2007, 3-D and BIM a plus, as well as understanding International Building Code requirements. Commissioning work includes functioning as commissioning authority, providing reviews of design documents and contract submittals, developing commissioning plans, checklists and tests, managing commissioning and owner project requirement meetings. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to accept out-of-town assignments to meet project requirements.

Qualifications:  Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Professional Registration (P.E.) with a minimum of ten (10) years experience in designing and analyzing mechanical systems in buildings. Strong experience with construction and knowledge of building mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing) and electrical systems, LEED accreditation desired.

Contact:  Interested and qualified Hanson employees should submit HRMP-8.2 “Employee Application for Posted Position” and a current resume to Human Resources-568G by November 19, 2012.  Form HRMP-8.2 is available through Human Resources.

Interested and qualified applicants, other than Hanson employees, should apply online through the Hanson website, www.hanson-inc.com.

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply.  To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans and the handicapped.

Local Job Opportunities

Looking for work in the Orlando area?  Here are a few positions to consider:

 Heery International, Inc. – Mechanical Designer

Heery International Inc.,  currently has an immediate need for a Mechanical Technician/Designer to work in our Orlando location.

Heery International, Inc. is seeking a candidate who has two to five years of Architectural design experience. This candidate must have drafting/design skills with 3D Modeling “REVIT”. They must be skilled in Trane Energy Calculations and/or Modeling.  Autodesk REVIT, and an Associate or Professional Certification is required, as well as a Minimum of two-Years of Vocational/Technical school.  Experienced in REVIT “MEP” on large multi-discipline type projects is needed.

Heery International, Inc. offers a competitive salary and full benefits package and there is continual growth and opportunity within. For consideration please visit www.heery.com, careers section or email resume to: bpopp@heery.com All offers are contingent to taking and passing a pre-employment substance abuse screen.  EOE/M/F/H/V.

 

BRPH – Mechanical Engineer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited four-year college or university, and meet the requirements for an Engineer IV, plus minimum of two years experience as an Engineer IV in Mechanical Engineering.  Must have passed the exam and be certified as a Professional Engineer.

Visit  http://www.brph.com/careers/opportunities  for essential duties, general information, and to apply for the position.

 

BRPH – Electrical Engineer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited four-year college or university, and meet the requirements for an Engineer IV, plus minimum of two years experience as an Engineer IV in Electrical Engineering.  Must have passed the exam and be certified as a Professional Engineer.

Visit  http://www.brph.com/careers/opportunities  for essential duties, general information, and to apply for the position.

 

SGM Engineering, Inc. – Project Manager, Engineer-lll and Commissioning Tech ( 3 positions)

SGM Engineering Inc.,  currently has immediate needs for a Project Manager, Engineer-lll and Commissioning Tech to work in our Orlando location.

SGM Engineering, Inc. is seeking candidates who have five years+ of mechanical engineering design experience and for Commissioning Tech position: it requires knowledge of HVAC system installation . The candidates must have drafting/design skills with AUTOCADD/ or 3D Modeling. Knowledge of HVAC systems such as chillers, BAS, VAV, AHUs, sustainable design, commissioning and life cycle cost analysis is required. BS degree in mechanical engineering with other credentials such as EIT, LEED, CxA / or PE is preferred.

SGM Engineering inc, offers excellent benefits in healthcare, retirement and professional career within company. SGM Engineering, inc. is an equal employment opportunity firm. Please visit our website at : www.sgmengineering.com or contact Laurie Seymour  for more details.