2021 February ASHRAE President Virtual Chapter Visit

Charles E. Gulledge III, 2020-21 ASHRAE President
Charles E. Gulledge III, 2020-2021 ASHRAE President


ASHRAE President Charles Gulledge will give a speech to both the Wisconsin and Illinois Chapters. The outline of the speech will be as follows:

  1. Summary:  Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable. The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0 focuses on reimagining the building industry by not only integrating industry segments, but technology. This presentation will examine how ASHRAE will lead the industry in becoming a part of the digital transformation that will guide the building industry into the next decade and beyond.
  2. Course Outline:
    • Transformation Connection
    • Current Industry State
    • Lean Collaboration
    • Digital Transformation
    • Off-Site Construction
    • The Digital Age of Connection
  3. Assessment of Learning (Objectives):
    • Assessment of Waste and lack of Productivity in the HVAC Ecosystem.
    • Understand the role of Lean and Collaboration in removing Waste
    • Implement Digital Technologies to improve Productivity and generate Value
    • Implement Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) strategies to remove Waste and improve Value
    • Evolve in a Digital World

Speaker Bio:

Gulledge has served as chair of the Members Council and the President-Elect Advisory Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Standards Membership Ad Hoc Committee, chair of the Development Committee for Fundraising, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees.

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Gulledge’s career in HVAC spans over 36 years. He entered the industry as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels and moveable swing-span bridges. Over his career, he has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Environmental Air Systems, LLC.  He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers a variety of  market sectors; including transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, sports, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical, and hospitality. 

Gulledge is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

12:00- 1:00

Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)

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