Healthcare Facilities
ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.6

Conference Event Information

Houston Meeting, June 2018
TC 9.6 is sponsoring/co-sponsoring the following technical sessions:

her programs that may be of interest:

Technical Paper Session 1: Testing for Change in HVAC

Sunday, June 24, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM
Location: George R. Brown, 3rd floor, 370 CF
New concepts always require effort to determine feasibility and compare with previous methods. This session investigates new HVAC technologies and review of current design in an effort to advance the interests of ASHRAE members. Topics include cooling towers and thermal comfort.



Workshop 4: Achieving Acceptability and Minimizing Adverse Health Effects through Ventilation: What You Thought You Knew

Sunday, June 24, 1:00 AM–12:30 PM
Location: George R. Brown, 371 AB
ASHRAE has a history of addressing adverse health effects from airborne constituents going back to ASHVE in 1885. Our understanding of the relationship between ventilation and health effects continues to evolve. Many of the old rules-of-thumb or even IAQ concepts are currently in question. This workshop presents current knowledge and practices related to ventilation. This interactive workshop will present information on airborne disease transmission, infection control practices in spaces where populations are vulnerable, and overall relationships between ventilation, health, and productivity. It will also address the differences between room air changes and effective ventilation.


Seminar 19: Secondary Disinfection of Building Water Systems

Sunday, June 24, 1:30 PM–3:00 PM
Location: George R. Brown, 3rd floor, 372 CF
There is a lot to know about getting and keeping your building safe from water borne pathogens and not just Legionella. There are thousands of cases of Legionnaires’ disease a year with twenty or more outbreaks according to the CDC. This seminar addresses the most appropriate chemistry for maintaining good control for the building water systems. It also addresses how to evaluate the effectiveness of your Water Management Program. If you are an independent building or fall under the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, this seminar helps you understand the requirements to reduce waterborne pathogens.


Seminar 22: New ASHRAE Standard 209 on Simulation Aided Design for Buildings

Sunday, June 24, 3:15 PM–4:45 PM
Location: George R. Brown, 3rd floor, 372 BE
ASHRAE Standard 209, Simulation Aided Design, which is a new process standard that sets minimum requirements for the use of building energy simulation in the design of new buildings. A primary goal is to encourage the use of simulation during early design. Presentations include case studies that illustrate requirements of the Standard and provide some examples of innovative analysis and presentation methods.


Conference Paper Session 11: Life Safety System Design

Monday, June 25, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: George R. Brown, 3rd floor, 371 CF
Design of life safety systems is an important function of engineers to ensure the safety of building occupants during potentially disastrous events. This session explores modeling and design techniques for fire and smoke, life safety systems

Attend a Committee Meeting

ALL ASHRAE committee meetings, including this TC’s meetings at the Winter and Annual Society conferences, are open to the public at no cost nor is conference registration required. Interested visitors, local chapter members, and potential new TC members are always welcome. However to attend technical program sessions sponsored by the TC will require registration and payment of any applicable fee.

Participation in an ASHRAE TC provides the opportunity to grow professionally and to contribute to the advancement of HVAC&R within an international organization recognized for shaping the future of the built environment through research, standards writing, publishing, and education.