Message from Our President
Welcome to the South African Chapter of ASHRAE. We are a volunteer based society of dedicated professionals in the Built Environment, striving to improve and share building sciences and related industries. The ASHRAE society has been around since 1894 consisting of about 56,000 members internationally with 132 Nations divided into 15 Regions, with local Chapters supporting each Region. These all form and serve a community of enthusiastic volunteers in constant communication and selflessly sharing their knowledge and experience. The South African Chapter was chartered in July 2018 which brings the total number of ASHRAE societies in Africa to four.
Our focus this year is to build solid platforms for each of our committees, which comprises 15 committees consisting of the mandatory committees prescribed by the society and the newly formed sustainability, building simulations, fire and related industry committees along with the Young Engineers in ASHRAE committee. While we consist primarily of built environment professionals we hope to extend our membership base to include other construction professionals including Architects, Quantity surveyors, contractors and industry associated people. We are also hoping to grow our Women in ASHRAE campaign.
With the formation of the SA Chapter we hope to bring our shared enthusiasm, dedication and technical expertise to you our members through our volunteer committees and industry specialists. We encourage you to join ASHRAE SA Chapter to be a volunteer to help grow the South African building Sciences and we look forward to hearing from you.
President ASHRAE SA Chapter 2019/2020
- Platinum sponsor: ISIB (Turkish HVAC Exporters' Association)
- Gold sponsor: Trane / Service first
- Silver sponsors:
- AOS Consulting
- Baltimore Air Coil
- Heating Centre
- Ingenium Engineers
- Ad-hoc sponsors:
- Energy Partners
- ASHRAE Region At Large
We have several technical talks scheduled as follows.
A topical two-part webinar from the Cairo chapter, on infection control and indoor air quality:
- Part 2: 15 April 2020 (webinar only)
A 17-month program on the Practical Application of SANS 10400:2011 Part T on Fire Protection. Non-members welcome.
- Part 6: 22 April 2020 (webinar only) [Register]
- Part 7: 20 May 2020 (attendance vs webinar only TBC) [Register]
- Parts 8 to 17: To be announced
Distinguished Lecturer Visits
We have another distinguished lecturer coming in 2020.
- Devin Abellon; 15 to 19 June 2020; Likely Topic: Specifying Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems