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HVAC Design Training Austin May 2019

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HVAC Design Training, Level I, Austin, TX, May 2019

  • 20 May 2019 – 22 May 2019
  • Austin, TX
    Level I: May 20-22, 2019


Course Description

Austin | May 20 – 22, 2019

SOLD OUT ASHRAE offers HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials May 20–22 in Austin, TX.

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  • Fees

    Registration Fees

    (Register 30 days prior to training date, for Early Bird pricing)

    Level I – Essentials Member Non-Member Group 3+
    Early Bird $959 $1,214
    Standard $1,009 $1,264 $909

    Fee Covers: Course admittance, course materials, publications, break refreshments, and lunches.

    Company Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and save. Email Gabrielle Gaston ( for group registration assistance.

    Cancellation Policy

    Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Learning Institute at least 30 days prior to the training date. Cancellations received 15–29 days prior to the training date are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend the training or who cancel less than 15 days prior to the training date are liable for the entire registration fee. A substitute registrant may be enrolled at any time by contacting Gabrielle Gaston by phone at 678-539-2121 or email Member/Non-Member rates will apply to the substitute registrant.

  • Level I

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

    ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training provides participants with instruction that accelerates their transformation into effective members of a design, construction or facilities maintenance team. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design. Attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to design and maintain HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.

    In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding, attendees will receive real-world examples of HVAC systems based on the renovated ASHRAE Headquarters building. The training also teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations. Engineered drawings of the ASHRAE Headquarters renovation will also be discussed so participants are exposed to plan reading and visual understanding of system design.

    Who Should Attend

    • Engineers new to the HVAC industry, including recent engineering graduates lacking practical experience
    • Facilities managers involved in new construction or major renovation projects
    • Technicians who would like to gain design knowledge
    • Architects who want to understand HVAC system design
    • Sales engineers and HVAC equipment suppliers who want to gain a broad knowledge of HVAC systems

    How Your Firm Will Benefit

    The training helps attendees understand:

    • The need to improve overall building performance
    • The technologies that lead to improved building performance
    • The economics of sustainable buildings and the roles of the designer and facilities manager
    • The basic skills needed to design high-performance buildings
    • The skill set that will be required by designers of the future
    • Techniques to interact effectively with all design partners (architects, owners, other engineering disciplines) in an integrated design team
    • The capacity to participate in the design of high-performance buildings

    Primary References

    ASHRAE Handbooks – Applications, Fundamentals

    Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

    Duct Calculator

    Bonus – Free Copy of ASHRAE Duct Size Calculator (I-P and SI Units)

    Duct Size Calculator

    Attendees each receive a free copy of Duct Size Calculator (I-P & SI).

    Learn more about this valuable tool

  • Level I Outline

    Level I Outline

    Day 1

    8:00 Introductions
    8:15 Fundamentals
    9:15 Load Calculation
    10:00 Break
    10:10 Load Calculation (cont.)
    11:30 Q&A Session
    11:45 Lunch
    12:30 Psychrometrics
    2:10 Break
    2:20 Psychrometrics (cont.)
    3:10 Break
    3:20 System Selection 
    5:00 Wrap-up/Adjourn

    Day 2

    8:00 Design Process
    9:00 Basic Design of Air Systems
    10:00 Break
    10:15 Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)
    11:30 Q&A Session
    11:45 Lunch
    12:30 Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)
    1:00 Basic Design of Hydronic Systems
    2:15 Break
    2:25 HVAC Equipment
    3:30 Break
    3:40 HVAC Equipment (cont.)
    4:45 Q&A Session
    5:00 Wrap-up/Adjourn

    Day 3

    8:00 HVAC Systems
    10:00 Break
    10:15 HVAC Systems (cont.)
    11:00 Codes and Standards
    11:30 Q&A Session
    11:45 Lunch
    12:30 BAS Controls
    1:30 Commissioning and ASHRAE 180
    2:15 Break
    2:30 Introduction to Technical Sales
    3:30 Project Management
    4:00 Q&A Session/Adjourn

    PDH and Continuing Education Units

    ASHRAE is an approved Continuing Education provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a USGBC Education Partner. Continuing Education hours earned from ASHRAE courses may be applied toward renewal of state-licensed professionals and maintenance of LEED® professional credentials.

    Attendees of HVAC Design: Level I will earn up to 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

  • Instructors

    Donald L. Brandt, CEM, Member ASHRAE, BEAP

    Donald L. Brandt worked for Trane the entire 39 years of his HVAC industry career. He held the positions of sales engineer, sales manager, trainer, facility manager and controls project manager. During his tenure, he worked in the sales offices in Wilkes-Barre-Allentown, PA, and Phoenix, AZ.

    Don has been active in ASHRAE, serving at the Chapter, Regional and Society Levels, including DRC for Region X from 2002-2005, Standards Committee from 2005-2009 and Nominating Committee from 2010-2016. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2015.

    Don is an ASHRAE Learning Institute instructor for the “HVAC Design-Essentials” and “HVAC Design-Applications” courses, both in the US and internationally. He is also the author of the new “Fundamentals of Psychrometry” self-directed learning course. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.



    Dennis Wessel, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

    Dennis Wessel, PE, Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, retired as a Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing with Karpinski Engineering, and has more than 45 years of consulting engineering experience. Dennis was an ASHRAE Director-at-Large (2012–2015) and past chair of the Planning Committee, Conferences & Expositions Committee and Handbook Committee. He was also past chair of both TC 9.1 Large Building HVAC Systems and TC 9.12 Tall Buildings.

    He is currently a member of the ASHRAE Foundation, Development Committee and of the Technical Activities Committee and is a TC Section Head. He received ASHRAE's Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards and was named Outstanding Engineering Alumni 2004 by Cleveland State University and Engineer of the Year 2003 by the Cleveland Technical Society Committee.

  • Location

    Training Location
    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
    1900 University Ave
    Austin, TX 78705

    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 
    1900 University Ave 
    Austin, TX 78705

    A block of rooms has been reserved for training participants at a discounted rate of $229. single. The room rate includes:

    • Fitness Center
    • Complimentary Hi-speed internet
    • Pool/Jacuzzi

    Please make reservations call central reservations at 877-744-8822 or 512-404-3600. To receive the discounted rate, attendees must request the ASHRAE Design Training-Austin room block. Guests may also reserve online using the link provided below. Deadline for discounted rate is April 28, 2019.

    Book your hotel room at the ASHRAE group rate