ASHRAE Tucson Newsletter


Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to have a little downtime to enjoy the holidays. I also hope everyone is busily back at it to get 2017 started with a bang.

On the horizon is our ASHRAE Tucson Golf Tournament, currently slated for April. Expect to start seeing dedicated emails for registration details.

Changing topics, have you noticed all the students that have been coming to our lunch meetings? No? Exactly.

Do you have ideas that would help grow our ASHRAE Tucson Student Branch? If you do, I'd be interested in hearing them. Talk to any of the board members at our lunch meetings, or send your ideas to And when students do attend, please go out of your way to greet and welcome them. The most important take-away for them may be meeting you.


  • Topic: Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Barrio Brewing Company
  • RSVP: Click Here

This lecture goes over how mechanical systems are seismically braced. This includes piping, ductwork, suspend equipment and floor supported equipment. Other topics discussed are housekeeping pads, building codes, anchorage and specifications. Typical details from the ASHRAE Manual “A Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint” will be discussed.

James R. Tauby, P.E.

Read Mr. Tauby's impressive bio by clicking the RSVP link below. He has seen and done a LOT in the fields of vibration isolation, and wind/seismic restraint for ASHRAE, ASPE, FEMA, NFPA, and the Building Seismic Safety Council! Having him visit will be a fantastic resource.



  • Speaker: Henry Johnstone
  • Topic: TBD
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Barrio Brewing Company



"The world's largest gathering of HVAC&R professionals is taking place this January in Las Vegas."

Click the image below for more information on the Winter Conference at Caesar's Palace, and the AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.





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