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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Getting Involved with Events at BCIT

Hello all,
BCIT can be demanding, but it's important to recognize your long term goals after the completion of your program.  Make an effort to get involved in as many clubs and events as you can.

The ASHRAE October 11th dinner-meeting at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver is a great place to meet potential employers and learn about industry standards.  Randy Zimmerman will be presenting on improving acoustics in duct systems.  Poor acoustic performance can decrease the comfort of occupants and are typically indicative of excessive air velocity.  Tips on sizing and material selection can be applied directly to your future designs and improve your ability to solve problems in pre-existing systems.

Working on my Baja Capstone project from last year.
I am also part of BCIT Racing: Baja, which was great not only for learning about vehicles but also developing some proficiency with power tools, welders, general fabrication techniques and solid design practices.

Engineers without Boarders (EWB) is a wonderful organisation that is committed to helping people in need.

Life after BCIT is longer than life in BCIT, so take advantage of events such as the Western Engineering Competition which is going to take place at BCIT this year.  Presentation Idol is a great place to practice your presenting and public speaking skills.

Make the most of your time here and get involved!

Todd Backus

Welcome Class of 2017-18

Hello all,
My name is Todd Backus, I am the new president of the BCIT ASHRAE Student Chapter.
Prior to attending the mechanical engineering degree program at BCIT, I worked as an HVAC designer and installer, primarily for custom residential buildings.  I completed a red seal ticket as a sheet-metal journeyman in 2009.  I sat on the board of directors of the Thermal Environmental Comfort Association (TECA) for two years where I worked on several courses aimed at improving trade practises.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if I can offer some technical input on forced air systems.

If you would like to contact me on Linked-In;
Todd Backus: Linked-In

Todd Backus

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

YEA Networking Social Event


YEA Networking Social Event 

 Brewery Tour & Presentation Please join us on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at Andina Brewing Co. for a brewery tour and presentation on the installed Piranha™ wastewater energy exchange system.

Andina’s is the latest brewery to open in East Vancouver aka “Yeast Van” who have made a commitment to reducing their environmental footprint.

A short presentation will be given by Lynn Mueller and Trevor Funk from International Wastewater Systems Inc. which will go over the installed Piranha™ and Sharc™ systems.

After the presentation, a guided brewery tour will
be given by head brewmaster Andrew Power.

                                                                                 This event is free for all YEA members, however                                                                                    there is limited space for this event. Please RSVP                                                                                    as soon as possible.

                                                                                 Look forward to seeing you there!


Monday, 3 April 2017

Tour of Richmond Ice Centre - Refrigeration Night

A great opportunity for networking!
Graduating, need a job? Or, looking for a Co-op job? 
Please consider this ASHRAE night event at Richmond Ice Centre.

The Refrigeration system at Richmond Ice Centre was upgraded in 2014, resulting in a significant reduction in Ammonia Charge as well as an improvement to the system efficiency. 
Eric Bradley from Bradley Refrigeration will be giving a brief summary of the chiller upgrade project and its challenges, followed by a tour of the compressor rooms.
Registration, Social Hour and Dinner will be held at Stanley's Grill on the 2nd floor of the Richmond Ice Centre.

Please register before April 10, 2017 by clicking the link below:

Venue:            Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond, BC
                      Registration and Dinner will be at Stanley's Grill
Date:              Wednesday April 12th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:00pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:00 - 7:00pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:00 - 7:30pm   Speaker Presentation
                       7:30 - 8:30pm   Tour of Richmond Ice Centre

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Viessmann tour for Mechanical Engineering Students

 On behalf of all Mechanical engineering students I would like to thank Viessmann representatives for having all of us over at the Viessmann Langley location, on  November 17th.

  The tour and the presentation were very educational and helpful. The visuals were fantastic. The mechanical display room is well designed and gave all of us a chance to see Cast Iron, Fire Tube and Condensing boilers as well as the pipe layout and different components of the system.

 Some boilers had sections removed for better visuals. At the main entrance of the building, they also had on display some of the large solar panels that Viessman were working on and it helped provide a real world example of how these panels worked. Representative was very responsive to any questions students had and gave knowledgeable answers.The second part of the tour was the presentation about the Viessmann Factory, their products, solar power systems, boiler components and bio-mass furnaces as well as innovations in HVAC. The educator was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject covered. All the students found the presentation to be very educational and interesting, the company supplied free t-shirts and refreshments for all.

 Overall all the students had great time on this tour and enjoyed being there.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Hello everyone,

This is Angela Wang, new president of BCIT ASHRAE Student Chapter.
Thanks for Joseph Cheung who suggested me to take this position.
Firstly, I want to give you a brief introduction about myself.
I'm a third year mechanical engineering student at BCIT. Before I came back to BCIT. I was a mechanical systems designer, worked for a mechanical consulting company (Rocky Point Engineering Ltd.) for eight years. I hope my professional experience will fit in this role well, and I will try my best to approve it.

Best Regards,

Angela Wang
President of BCIT ASHRAE Student Chapter

Saturday, 15 October 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS for BCIT Mechanical Systems students

November 2, 2016, at 1pm 

Viaduct Ltd is inviting students for a presentation about their product and services

Location: 18425 53 Ave, Surrey, BC
November 2, 2016: 10am-8pm
November 3, 2016: 10am-4pm

CIPHEX West is the largest event for the HVAC, plumbing, Hydronics and water treatment industry in Western Canada.

  • Gain industry and technical knowledge with world-class education at the most affordable prices you’ll ever find
  • Discover new products, new suppliers, new ideas and new solutions to make you more successful
  • Check out new products and services in an interactive environment
  • Make important connections with other people in your industry
  • Meet the technical experts who can give you the information and skills you need
Location: Vancouver Convention Center