We are excited to invite you all to our upcoming Tri-County ASHRAE meeting on April 16th at the Kellogg West Conference Center in CalPoly Pomona, CA.
(take University Drive and turn into Horse Hill Drive - Bldg. 76)
Student Night: Student Atlanta Conference and Student Design Competition Discussion
Meeting Topic and Summary:
The topic at this meeting is "The (un)Ethical Engineer: a study in principle and practice."
The integrity of the HVAC industry is dependent on sound technical design, reliable products, skilled construction practice and consistent maintenance and operation. But another critical element that is sometimes overlooked is professional ethics. As members within the HVAC industry engineers, contractors, architects, manufacturers, vendors and building owners are expected to exhibit the highest standard of honesty and integrity to safeguard the confidence that the public has in us. In this very competitive climate, however, it is sometimes tempting to "bend the rules" to some degree in order to gain an advantage over competition or to simply get the job done on time. But how much is too much? Is there a clearly defined line between ethical practice and "just the way things are done?"
“The (un)Ethical Engineer” is an interactive, multimedia, dramatic presentation that explores these issues through the eyes of a well-intentioned engineer.
Mr. Abellon is a registered professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in the HVAC field, designing systems for commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, and municipal projects. Mr. Abellon was Vice President and managing principal of LSW Engineers California, Incorporated in San Diego until 2009, when he accepted a position as Business Development Manager for Uponor North America. He now works closely with engineers throughout the country, supporting projects that integrate radiant heating and cooling strategies to maximize energy efficiency.
Mr. Abellon earned his B.S. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. He is an active member of ASHRAE on the local chapter, regional, and Society level and is currently the Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC6.5 – Radiant and Convective Space Heating and Cooling, as well as a Regional Vice Chair in Region X.