ASHRAE wants to know what guidance contractors and design-build firms want to help them with the design and construction of the most efficient and comfortable buildings possible. To that end, the organization will seek input in a forum scheduled for the ASHRAE Winter Meeting next January.
The forum, "Missing the Bus: What is ASHRAE Not Doing for the Contractor," will take place from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., January 22, at the Javits Convention Center, New York.
"ASHRAE isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel on training documentation targeted to contractors and design-build firms but instead to work with existing organizations to market a more comprehensive suite of training information for contractors," explained Jim Fields, chair of ASHRAE’s task group on HVAC contractors and design-build firms. "One of our primary goals is to see how we can make existing products, such as standards and design guides, more user-friendly for contractors."
The ASHRAE Winter Meeting will be held January 19 – 23, at the New York Hilton. The Meeting is held in conjunction with the AHR Expo, which runs January 22 – 24, at the Javits Convention Center.