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September Lunch Meeting

Topic: Coming Soon!!!

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Location: Barrio Brewery

  • Topic: Current Responses to, and Future Opportunities in HVAC Building Sciences at the University of Arizona


A brief history of HVAC design curriculum at the University of Arizona will be presented by a former student and current Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering adjunct lecturer.  The existing curriculum (Fundamentals of HVAC analysis and design) will be reviewed with opportunities for the audience to suggest changes and a proposed future course (Advanced HVAC analysis and design) will be examined, again with an opportunity to suggest additions.  Finally, the status of a new undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering being considered by the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department of Engineering and the program’s implications to the existing and proposed AME curriculum will be discussed.  The speaker has promised no quizzes and only light homework.  This is a good opportunity to for the HVAC community to provide input to current and proposed curriculum that directly affects our industry.

About the Speaker: Peter V. DeMars   

Peter V. DeMars, P.E. is principal mechanical engineer of DeMars Group, inc., a mechanical/electrical consulting firm specializing in clean space design for semiconductor, biopharmaceutical and device manufacturing clients.  Other projects have ranged from a small 6 person submarine to large projects of 25 million square feet or more where early planning for energy and low carbon responses were critical.  His return to Tucson from his weekly commute to offices in San Francisco allows him better flexibility in teaching, service on local foundation boards and volunteering.  He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, previously taught the HVAC design course briefly in the 80’s, has been the principal instructor for the HVAC curriculum in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department for the past 8 years and serves as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of ASHRAE at the University of Arizona.







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