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Past Presidents and Research Promotion Night


Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems


ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer,

James Tauby,P.E.


Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


Holiday Inn, Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111



This lecture goes over how mechanical systems are seismically braced. This includes piping, ductwork, suspend equipment and floor supported equipment. Other topics discussed are housekeeping pads, building codes, anchorage and specifications. Typical details from the ASHRAE Manual “A Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint” will be discussed.

James Tauby

Mr. Tauby is Chief Executive Engineer for Mason Industries, Inc., a worldwide leader in the field of noise and vibration control products, as well as seismic and wind restraint systems. He is a professional engineer in 45 states. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

He regularly lectures around the world on topics ranging from vibration isolation, seismic and wind restraint of mechanical systems to the use of elastomeric expansion joints for piping in seismic applications. He was a member of a team of engineers that inspected numerous buildings after the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes. He has been a featured speaker at the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and ASHRAE National Conventions numerous times.

He is a past chairman of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee TC-2.7, “Seismic and Wind Restraint Design.” He is currently the chairman of ASHRAE Standards Committee SPC 171P, “Method of Test of Seismic Restraints for HVAC & R Equipment.” He is currently ASHRAE’s liaison to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Wind Load Task Group. He is a member of the Standards Committee for ASHRAE.

He is a member of the “Hanging and Bracing of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems,” technical committee for the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) NFPA-13. He is a corresponding member of the Building Seismic Safety Council’s (BSSC) TS-5, Masonry construction. He was a member of the BSSC “Anchorage Task Group.”

He was an editor on FEMA documents 412, 413, & 414 for the installation of seismic restraints on equipment, piping, ductwork, and electrical distribution systems.

He was the lead author on ASHRAE design publication, “A Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint.” This publication includes code requirements, specification considerations, seismic restraint connection methods, along with determining whether a piece of outdoor equipment is governed by seismic or wind loads on a particular project.


All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting 1.0 Professional Development Hours. This seminar also qualifies for AIA and GBCI learning units.


Registration: Online or Contact Pat Marks at (717) 771-7410 or patrick.c.marks@jci.com. (please include name, company and telephone number).
Deadline: Monday October 13th, 2014, 12pm.




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2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

The Central PA Chapter 2014 program schedule is listed below. Please mark your calendars! Dates and topics will be updated as the information becomes available.




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2014-2015 Board


Board

Pictured from left to right: Zach Hawk, Patrick Marks, David Bender, Alyssa Wingenfield, Mike Conchilla, George Thompson, Phil Groff, Andrew Odell, Bob Miller. Not pictured, Andrew Barnes.





President

Michael Conchilla, PE

ConchillaReynolds Energy Services
3300 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1407
Ph: 717-238-5737 (3355)
Fx: 717-238-9410
Email: mconchilla@
reynoldsenergyservices.com


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President-Elect

Patrick Marks, PE

MarksJCI
631 S. Richland Ave
York, Pa 17403
Ph: 717-771-7410
Fx: 717-771-7297
Email: patrick.c.marks@jci.com

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Vice-President

George Thompson

thompsonBarton Associates, Inc.
Susquehann Commerce Center
North Building
221 West Philadelphia St York, PA 17401
Ph: 717-845-7654
Fx: 717-846-3706
Email: get@ba-inc.com

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Treasurer

Zach Hawk

HawkH and H Sales Associates
4510A Westport Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Ph: 717-796-2401
Fx: 717-796-9717
Email: zach@hhassociates.com

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Governor

David Bender

BenderVictaulic
17 Dante St
Roseto, PA 18013-1250
Ph: 484-553-5640
Fx: 610-923-3462
Email: dbender@victaulic.com

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Governor

Phil Groff

GroffHVAC Distributors
110 Agnes Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Ph: 717-939-3600
Fx: 717-939-5210
Email: pgroff@hvacdist.com

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Governor

Lindsey King

KingJCI
631 S. Richland Ave
York, Pa 17403
Ph: 717-771-7490

Email: lindsey.c.king@jci.com

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Governor

Bryan Edwards, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CEA

edwardsGannett Fleming, Inc.
209 Senate Ave
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Ph: 717-762-7220
Email: bedwards@gfnet.com

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Governor

Matthew Mentzer

mentzerHC Nye
2999 Revere St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Ph: 717-561-2500
Email: matt.mentzer@hcnyeco.com

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2013-2014 Committee Chairs


Chapter Technology Transfer (CTT) aka Programs

Patrick Marks, PE

MarksJCI
631 S. Richland Ave
York, Pa 17403
Ph: 717-771-7410
Fx: 717-771-7297
Email: patrick.c.marks@jci.com

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Education

Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP, CEM

EDUHaller Enterprises
212 Bucky Drive
Lititz, PA 17543
Ph: 717-625-1500
Email: tpostlethwait@hallerent.com

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Grassroots Government Activities Committee (GGAC)

Phil Groff

GroffHVAC Distributors
110 Agnes Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Ph: 717-939-3600
Fx: 717-939-5210
Email: pgroff@hvacdist.com

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Membership Promotion

George Thompson

thompsonBarton Associates, Inc.
Susquehann Commerce Center
North Building
221 West Philadelphia St York, PA 17401
Ph: 717-845-7654
Fx: 717-846-3706
Email: get@ba-inc.com

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Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

Alyssa Wingenfield, PE, LEED® AP

WingenfieldMcClure Company
4101 North Sixth Street
P.O. Box 1579
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1579
Ph: 717-232-9743
Email: alyssawingenfield@mcclureco.com

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Student Activities

Lindsey King

KingJCI
631 S. Richland Ave
York, Pa 17403
Ph: 717-771-7490

Email: lindsey.c.king@jci.com

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Research Promotion

Mark Graybill, PE

GraybillAccu-Aire Mechanical Services
3545 Marrietta Avenue
Lancaster, Pa 17601
Ph: 717-285-2228
Fx: 717-285-4455
Email: mgraybill@accu-aire.com

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Historian

David Bender

BenderVictaulic
17 Dante St
Roseto, PA 18013-1250
Ph: 484-553-5640
Fx: 610-923-3462
Email: dbender@victaulic.com

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Publicity (Newsletter and Website)

Josh Zimmerman

ZimmermanSiemens
5095 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA
Ph: 717-571-4397

Email: joshua.zimmerman@
siemens.com


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