Student Activities Update

U of C Student Branch Activities

The Student Branch started off 2019 with an exciting new event. They ran the first ever tutorial session for Autodesk Revit. It was very well received with lots of positive feedback. The tutorial session is intended to provide a stepping stone for students interested in joining the Building Systems industry. It also allows the students to interact with industry professionals in a meaningful manner. The Student Branch hopes to turn this successful event into an annual tradition.

U of C Capstone Project

The Students are well on their way to completing their projects. After going through a meticulous design and build phase they are now on their final stages of testing their designs. The design group will be presenting their findings of designing and optimizing an Energy Recovery Ventilator at the next SAC ASHRAE Dinner.

-Jack Sreekumar - Student Activities Chair

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An Update on the U of C Capstone Project and An Unsolicited Project

U of C Capstone Project

This year’s capstone project is well underway. Their project is to design and build a prototype heat recovery ventilator for a residential application. Critically, they are to test the performance of the heat recovery ventilator against their predictions. The students are deep into the detailed design after completing a rigorous comparative analysis of different heat recovery technologies. We look forward to seeing the final product in 2019.

An Unsolicited Capstone Project

The Student Activities Committee was surprised to be contacted by a student proposed capstone project. Fourth year engineering students can pick an industry sponsored project, or propose their own. This project is similar to the ASHRAE proposed project last year, that is design and build a greenhouse. However, their project is different. It specifically targets the home cannabis grower given new federal legislation. The Student Activities Committee is working with them, providing guidance and feedback on the design.

Happy holidays

W. Alexander Tansowny, Student Activities Chair

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Student Activities 2018-19 - More of the same great program, and more help!

Student activities is back this year with more of the same great program. As with previous years we continue to sponsor and support a fourth year mechanical engineering capstone project at the University of Calgary. In January we will be working with second year SAIT mechanical engineering technology students on a capstone project of their own.

The Student Branch is as strong as ever. We have been working with the incoming Student Branch president Stilian Rangelov to get planning underway. The first event is scheduled for September 26th.

You might hear from some of our Student Activities Committee Members this year as we have expanded. Please welcome back Dave Barrett supporting the University of Calgary Capstone project again. Scott Sokolosky and Naveed Jessani have re-engaged to help support our activities as well. Jack Sreekumar will return for his second year as Student Activities Co-Chair.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner meetings!

Alexander Tansowny, Student Activities Chair

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