2021 June Virtual Meeting

Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D.

It is our pleasure to announce that the Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and the Milwaukee Chapter of CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) have partnered up to host a joint presentation on “Resilience in Building Design to Support a Resilient Society”. The presentation will be given by Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Presentation Description:

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A number of major events (natural and human caused) have led to an increased awareness of the need for our built environment to be designed and constructed for better resiliency. Take for example the hurricane induced shutdown of the electrical grid in Puerto Rico or the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy in the northeastern U.S in 2012. Buildings must also be able to adapt to human caused issues such as terrorist attacks, etc. These events point out the vulnerability of buildings and the built environment. This talk will cover the potential areas for focus in upgrading our systems for resiliency as well as some of the recent trends and technology changes needed for increasing our ability to maintain resiliency in the built environment. The topics covered will range from individual building systems up through the building, regional and societal levels.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Lawrence is the Mechanical Engineering program lead with the University of Georgia, and has nearly 40 years of professional experience. He spent the first 18 years in industry and after going back for his PhD at Purdue he has been at UGA since January 2004. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 and is a member of the committee that wrote and maintains ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for High Performance Green Buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives seminars on green building design at venues around the world. Dr. Lawrence was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2016 and is a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors for ASHRAE.

Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction in Environmental Science from Purdue University (1978), a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (1982) and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the spring of 2004.

Organization Links:
Milwaukee Chapter of CSI: https://csimilwaukee.org/
Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Chapter of ASHRAE: https://ashrae-wi.org/

Free to ASHRAE and CSI members only

Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)

Disclaimer: This meeting will be automatically recorded for future viewing. By joining this meeting, you are consenting to be recorded.

Monday, June 14th, 2021
11:55 – 12:05 PM – Presentation Open to Participants
12:05 – 12:10 PM – Opening Remarks by ASHRAE & CSI
12:10 – 1:00 PM – Presentation
1:00 – 1:15 PM – Questions and Answers

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