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ASHRAE SA Chapter - Technical Lectures

2018/10/02 to 2018/10/03

When: 2-3 October 2018
Where: Stay Easy Century City
Cape Town  
South Africa
Richard H. Rooley (FR Eng FASHRAE, Presidential Member)
Russell Hattingh


ASHRAE South African Chapter has the pleasure in inviting you to a duo of Lectures by a Distinguished ASHRAE Lecturer; 
our first technical lecture, which will coincide with the Green Building Council 2018 Convention (which takes place between the 3-5 October at Century City). The topics are detailed below:

Chaos complexity and uncertainty in the procurement of high quality buildings - 2 October 2018
Other papers will describe successful best practice. Many of these examples are of very large complex buildings with very well experienced team members. In the middle range there are many buildings which are not so successful. A survey of problems in the procurement process indicate a large number which lead to litigation or arbitration based on the potential for conflict in the construction process. Dissatisfaction is based on technical and procedural problems both of which are results of human failings. Triggers for dispute are remarkably similar. Many problems result from an inability to design and manage the interface between the driving professional responsibilities. Each activity is carried out in accordance with good practice but at the fuzzy edge between and among these silos are failures. Quoting Farmer in his article in UK Building magazine 12 July 2018: ‘The fact that BIM fundamentally relies on people and different businesses collaborating and sharing data is a real stumbling block to its adoption’. What steps can the building industry take to overcome this block?
Cost: R150 (R50 for students) - StayEasy Century City

Worst Practice in Design and Operation - 3 October 2018
We’ve all been to best practices presentations, but we can learn just as much from worst practices. Here, the presentation will include a survey of problems in the Construction Process which have led to litigation or arbitration through the opportunities which are available in construction for conflict. Dissatisfaction is based on technical and procedural problems both of which are a result of human failings. Triggers for a dispute are remarkably similar. Many problems result from an inability to design and manage the interface between activities even though each activity is carried out in accordance with good practice.
Cost: R150 (R50 for students) - StayEasy Century City

About Richard H. Rooley: Richard (FR Eng FASHRAE, Presidential Member) is a Consulting Engineer in London, UK. He has designed HVAC systems and developed operation and maintenance procedures for commercial, health, defence, public buildings and housing. He has project managed complex engineering and building projects. He has worked with universities in research on indoor air quality and the process of building design, construction and use. He has investigated problems and achieved solutions. He acts as an expert in litigation, and as an arbitrator and mediator in disputes. In seeking solutions to problems in buildings, he has used teams of professionals, from inside and outside the HVAC industry. His extensive experience in the investigation of failed buildings because of cost, time, indoor air quality, failure to meet the brief and misrepresentation of intentions provide a strong basis for his work. Founded the Teambuild competition in 1990.

Mr. Rooley has been a member of ASHRAE since 1976, and has served as Chairman or member of many Councils, standing and technical committees. He served as ASHRAE President (2003
2004), He is a Fellow of ASHRAE, has received the Paul Anderson Award, the Exceptional Service Award, the Award of Merit and the International Activities Award. He is a life member. Outside America, Mr. Rooley is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers. He has degrees from Trinity College, University of Dublin, in Civil Engineering and in Law and Management and post graduate studies at London South Bank University. He is a Lay Preacher in the Church of England.


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