Please watch our calendar for changes:

Due to the coronavirus and venue closings,
some of our events have had to be canceled or postponed.
Some meetings and presentations may be
converted to a Video Conference or a Webinar.


Monthly Membership Meetings



Monthly membership meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30-1:00pm at the Adventure Science Center's Jack Wood Hall, 800 Fort Negley Blvd.  37203Lunch is free for paid chapter members and students. The cost is $15 for guests and those with unpaid chapter dues. The meeting schedule for the 2020-2021 year is as follows.



Virtual Meeting: Monday, March 8, 2021

Topic: Building Information Modeling for the Mechanical Disciplines

This presentation focuses on the value and uses of BIM to Owners, Architects, Engineers, and the community.  It provides a consistent definition of BIM and provides the Mechanical Engineer with the information needed to begin the process of adopting and using BIM as an integrated design tool to optimize mechanical systems design, improve collaboration, minimize coordination errors and deliver better work products and results.  It also provides Mechanical Engineers with the information they need have included in a BIM before they receive it so that they may take advantage of its value without having to spend unproductive time cleaning up corrupt or incomplete files and filling in missing information.


Speaker

M. Dennis Knight joined ASHRAE in 1979 and has 44 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. Mr. Knight serves as a Director at Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and holds the membership grade of ASHRAE Fellow. Active at the local, state and national levels with various agencies and professional societies, he works to help develop sustainable, integrated building design guidelines. Nationally, as a member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the Chairman of Standards Committee SPC 224 - "The Application of Building Information Modeling", is the former Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design,” and served as chair of the ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Specialty Conference for six years.

Mr. Knight founded Whole Buildings Systems, LLC, in 2010 after having owned both an MEP engineering firm and a construction company, and most recently serving as a Principal at Liollio Architecture. Whole Building Systems’ practice focuses on commissioning, building performance simulation, energy management, BIM applications, operations and maintenance management and planning.

Mr. Knight holds an assortment of professional registrations and accreditations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and holds dual registration in South Carolina as both a Mechanical Engineer and a Fire Protection Engineer. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Construction Specification Institute (CSI) certified Constructional Specification Specialist, a American Commissioning Group (ACG) certified Commissioning Authority and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified as both a Building Energy Analyst and a Building Envelope Professional.

 
  • Monday, April 12, 2021 - Fundamentals of Thermal Displacement Ventilation
  • Monday, May 10, 2021 - Critical Facilities New Construction Commissioning and Existing Building Commissioning











Calendar


Upcoming Chapter Meetings:

Monday, March 8, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021