2013-2014 Event Summary

2-days course on "Fundamentals of Air-conditioning Systems"
23 & 24 Jun 2014, Monday & Tuesday  |  Seminar  |  CTTC

ASHRAE Singapore Chapter (ASC) and BCA Academy have jointly organised a 2day training course on “Fundamentals of Air-Conditioning System” at BCA Academy, 23 & 24 June 2014. The course objectives were to develop an understanding of the principles of air-conditioning, with focus on air movement and components of an air distribution system. An overview of the relevant regulations and guidelines were also covered. The course trainer, Er Chee Yan Pong is our ASC Chapter Past President who has conducted the course with about 46 participants. A copy of the “Fundamentals of Air System Design” published by ASHRAE was given to the participants. ASC was encouraged by the success of the course and will be organising more comprehensive air-conditioning training courses in the following years.

Students’ Rehearsal for CRC 2014 Performance
Saturdays (Jun - Aug 2014)  |  Networking  |  Student Activities

The students have been doing rehearsal every Saturdays for their CRC 2014 performance in Taiwan. For this year, they will be performing both singing and dancing live.

Students’ Breakfast Meeting At Mcdonald’s
21 Jun 2014, Saturday  |  Networking  |  Student Activities

This group meeting was arranged to discuss more details on the summer camp and CRC in Aug 2014. The discussion included the preparation and performance for the upcoming trip. Feedbacks on activities were collected from the students as well.

Introduction of Non-Contact Measurement Methods in Vibrometry
13 Jun 2014, Friday  |  Seminar  |  Student Activities

The halfday workshop was hosted by ITE College East and the workshop was conducted by Polytec Southeast Asia (PSEA) from 9am to 12pm.

Before the workshop started, Mitesh Kumar (Chapter Chair, Student Activities) played an 8 mins video on the introduction of ASHRAE. He then presented a brief introductory talk regarding benefits on ASHRAE student membership to the ITE students.

Jim (PSEA) started the workshop by giving an introduction on Polytec Group and PSEA corporate profile. Chris (PSEA) then proceeded by presenting more information on Laser Doppler Vibrometry & Vibration on realworld affiliations. Towards the end of the workshop, Chris provided the analysis on the vibration data collected from ITE training system. He also did a live demonstration using Polytec Scanning Vibrometer on ITE training system (part of condenser, receiver unit, capillary CU tubing and compressor).

Participating in the BOG Meeting
10 Jun 2014, Tuesday  |  Networking  |  Student Activities

The student branches’ presidents from NUS and ITE College East get the opportunity to participate in our monthly BOG meeting at Singapore Polytechnic Graduate Guild (SPGG). They have provided suggestions on how we could attract new student members and more activities would be planned for the coming year.

We activated our ITE College East student branch in June 2014. ASC expressed their gratitude to Eric Teo (President, ITE College East Student Branch) and Mr Zul and Mr Lau Kia Hian (lecturers, ITE College East) for their continued support to ASC.

Regional Planning Meeting
31 May & 01 Jun 2014, Saturday & Sunday  |  Meeting

The Regional Planning Meeting 2014 was held in Manila, Philippines. ASHRAE Philippines Chapter was the host for this RPM and the meeting was attended by all seven chapters, i.e. Singapore, Hong Kong, Tai-wan, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. There were around 40 attendants, including the DRC (Edward Tsui), ARC, RVC, etc.

Singapore Chapter was represented by Matthew Ngan (President), Henry Yeo (President-Elect), Sunny Tan (Nominating member) and David Lau (Nominating Alternate). The meeting was carried out successfully, with detailed discussion amongst the delegates from different chapters and training workshops. There was also discussion for the coming CRC in Taipei and next year CRC in Manila.

ASC Book Prize Award - Temasek Polytechnic
28 May 2014, Wednesday  |  Scholarship  |  Student Activities

The Graduation Ceremony took place at the Convention Centre of Temasek Polytechnic. Around 1500 graduates came together to celebrate this important milestone and achievement in their lives.
The ASHRAE book prize was awarded to Ms Peng Hui from the Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability. The award ceremony was attended by Mitesh Kumar (Student Activities Chair) on behalf of ASC.
The TP students were also encouraged to join ASC membership and they were informed of the various benefits, like gaining of HVAC knowledge and networking with industry practitioners.

ASC Book Prize Award - Ngee Ann Polytechnic
27 May 2014, Tuesday  |  Scholarship  |  Student Activities

The Graduation Ceremony was held in the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre. The award ceremony was attended by Matthew Ngan (President) on behalf of ASC.

ASC Book Prize Award - ITE College East
22 May 2014, Thursday  |  Scholarship  |  Student Activities

The Graduation Ceremony was held in the Indoor Sports Hall of ITE College East. Around 1200 graduates came together to celebrate this important milestone and achievement in their lives. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Os-man, Minister of State, Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Defence and Mayor, South East District.
The ASHRAE book prize was awarded to Mr Kenneth Yong Yu Wei from School of Engineering. The award ceremony was attended by Mitesh Kumar (Student Activities Chair) and Kris Tan (YEA Chair) on behalf of ASC.
The ITE students were also encouraged to join ASC membership and were informed the various benefits of this membership.

Mt. Kinabalu Trip
13 May 2014, Tuesday  |  Teambonding

Four members of our BOG scaled Mt Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, one of the highest peaks in South East Asia at 4095.2m on 13th May 2014. Albert Sin (Past President), Francis Lee (Past President), Henry Yeo (President Elect, 20142015), K C Liew (Chairman, Publicity & Publication) raised the ASC banner at the summit.
The expedition was organised by Past President Albert Sin and Bu Fan of NUS MEM (National University of Singapore, Master of Environmental Management) Alumni Group with 20 participants.

Annual General Meeting 2014
25 Apr 2014, Friday  |  Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of ASC was held at the Bluebell Room, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild (SPGG). It was attended by 27 members. Dr. Uma gave a brief overview of the major achievements of the chapter during his presidential year. He also invited various chairperson to share with the members of their thought over the past year.
Matthew Ngan was announced as the incoming President for the year 2014 - 2015 by the nominating committee. In his speech, Matthew thanked the 2013 - 2014 BOG team for the effort in contributing their time and hard work supporting ASC. He called for the members continuing support to build a stronger and more active ASC in 2014 - 2015. He also shared his goals and objectives to achieve a larger membership and more benefits for membership. The new BOG members were also successfully elected for the current team.

ASHRAE President Visit & ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling Program
22 Apr 2014, Tuesday  |  Seminar / Networking

William P. Bahnfleth, President ASHRAE (2013 - 2014) visited Singapore and had presented at the technical seminar co-organized by ASC & Department of Building, NUS. He had also spent an evening of networking with ASC members.

ASC organized a casual dinner at SPGG, Aster Ball Room for all members to meet with the President. Accompanied by his wife Mary, Dr. Barnfleth spent an evening networking with ASC past presidents, BOG and ASC members.