(TAC) and Technical Committees

Report
ASHRAE Technical Activities
Committee (TAC) and the
Technical Committees
Prepared by ASHRAE’s
Technical Activities Committee
2013
For further information, please contact the Manager of Research
and Technical Services at ASHRAE Headquarters
ASHRAE Has Four Types of
Committees Whose Focus is Primarily
on Technical Information
• Technical Committees (TCs)
• Task Groups (TGs)
• Technical Resource Groups (TRGs)
• Multidisciplinary Task Groups
(MTGs)
What is an ASHRAE Technical
Committee (TC)?
• Group of volunteers who provide the Society with
expertise in a specific field or subject.
• TCs start as a Task Group (TG) when a new technical
area develops that is relevant to the Society.
• TCs are typically long-lived committees.
• TCs are by far the most numerous of the various
technical groups within ASHRAE.
How Does an ASHRAE
Technical Committee (TC) Work?
TAC
Section Head
Officers
TC
Chair
Subcommittees
TC
Vice-Chair
TC
Secretary
Handbook
TC
Webmaster
Research
Program
Standards
Other
TC Members
Voting Members
Corresponding Members
Provisional Corresponding Members
Formal
Liaisons
Informal
Liaisons
Who is on a TC, TG, or TRG?
All members are
• Members represent diverse backgrounds:
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manufacturers
consultants
researchers
universities
utilities
regulators
contractors
government
others
TCs, TGs, TRGs and MTGs
Participate in Five Key Areas of
the Society
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Research
Standards
Handbooks
Program (TRGs have limited responsibilities)
Other Technical Activities
ASHRAE Research is Initiated
& Monitored by TCs/TGs/TRGs/MTGs
• Identify needed research
• Develop research work statements
• Evaluate proposals
• Monitor the research project
• Ensure results are disseminated
to the Society
Many TCs & TGs Participate in
the Standards Process in ASHRAE
• Primary responsibility for document development
lies with Standards Project Committees (SPCs)
• TCs provide liaisons to these committees
• TC members can serve on Standards Project
Committees
• TCs may be asked to provide concurrence with
non-ASHRAE standards (such as those
developed by ASTM or ISO)
Handbook Chapters are written
by the TCs, TGs, & TRGs
• TCs, TGs & TRGs are assigned chapters
consistent with their expertise/scope
• Most TCs & TGs have standing handbook
subcommittees to write and revise chapters;
a TC may be responsible for multiple chapters.
• TC responsibility for chapters is noted in the
Handbooks (as are major content contributors)
TCs & TGs Develop Programs
for the ASHRAE Conferences
• The committees can suggest topics and sessions for
presentation
• Technical & Conference Paper Sessions (Symposia)
– Paper sessions on specific topics that are published in
ASHRAE Transactions
• usually initiated by TCs or TGs
• reviewers are usually from TCs, TGs, or TRGs
• The program sessions at the winter and summer
meetings could not happen without the TCs!
How to get involved in TCs,
TGs, TRGs, and MTGs
• Cruise the ASHRAE home page and see what the TCs
are doing
– TC scopes available for all
– Many TCs have homepages
– E-mail the secretary or chair about your interest
– Can apply for provisional corresponding membership directly
with ASHRAE
• Attend Society meeting - TCs, TGs, & TRGs meet at
the Winter and Annual meetings
• Look over the list of TCs, TGs, & TRGs to see which
are most relevant to your interests and expertise
Technical Committee
Participation Opportunities
T e ch n ica l C o m m ittee
o r T a sk G ro up
S ta n d a rds
L ia iso n
Standards
Subcommittee
of TC/TG
Standard
Project
Subcommittee
Public Review
Comment
R e se a rch
L ia iso n
P ro g ram
L ia iso n
H a n d b o ok
L ia iso n
Jo u rn a l/In sig h ts
L ia iso n
Research
Subcommittee
of TC/TG
Program
Subcommittee
of TC/TG
Handbook
Subcommittee
of TC/TG
Write An
Article
Develop or
Review Work
Statements
Chair a Session
Review
Handbook
Chapter
Review An Article
Project
Monitoring
Subcommittee
Submit a Paper;
or a Seminar
Proposal, or a
Forum Proposal
Opportunities for “Remote”
Participation
• Participation in ASHRAE committee activities
has historically been based upon in-person
attendance during the winter and summer
conferences; there ARE, however, other
options—especially for a beginner:
– Corresponding Committee Member status
– Provisional Corresponding Member status
– Informal linkage to a committee
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Submit program ideas to committee
Review handbook chapters for committee
Submit research ideas to committee
Provide webmaster services to committee
Other ….
What This Particular TC Does
• NOTE TO PRESENTER:
INSERT TC DESCRIPTION, TITLE, SCOPE,
PURPOSE ETC. INFORMATION HERE
• See next three slides for an example
What TC 7.9 Does
Technical Committee 7.9
Building Commissioning
TC 7.9 is concerned with methods of developing
and executing the commissioning process as
required to provide HVAC and related systems
which conform to design intent and project
requirements.
The TC 7.9 Website
Recent TC 7.9 Activities
Program (June 2012)
• Seminar 31: Commissioning the Building Envelope
• Seminar 35: Integrating Design, Commissioning and
BMS Controls to Deliver Mission Critical Success
• Seminar 51: Existing Building Commissioning Process:
Best Practices
Handbook
Chapter 42, ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications:
New Building Commissioning
Research
RTAR 1587: Improved Tools for Control Loop
Performance Measurement and Evaluation
Role of the ASHRAE Technical
Activities Committee (TAC)
• TAC (the Technical Activities Committee):
– coordinates HVAC&R technical activities, including
membership, development and oversight of
technical committees, task groups, technical
resource groups, and multidisciplinary task groups
– TAC reports to the Technology Council.
TAC Responsibilities
• Supervise and assist in forming & operating
(including defining scopes & membership):
• Technical Committees (TCs)
• Task Groups (TGs)
• Technical Resource Groups (TRGs)
• Multidisciplinary Task Groups (MTGs)
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To achieve Society objectives, TAC
coordinates & cooperates with other Society
committees whose activities involve
TC/TG/TRG/MTGs (e.g., CTTC, Handbook,
Program, Refrigeration, Research, Special
Publications, Standards)
TAC Sections
• Sections are groups of TCs, TGs, & TRGs
formed and organized by TAC according to
fields of interest or for administrative purposes
• Section Heads are members of TAC
designated by the TAC Chair to supervise
TCs, TGs & TRGs assigned to a Section
• By design, MTGs span several sections and
are separately organized
TAC Sections
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SECTION 1.0
SECTION 2.0
SECTION 3.0
SECTION 4.0
• SECTION 5.0
• SECTION 6.0
• SECTION 7.0
• SECTION 8.0
• SECTION 9.0
• SECTION 10.0
• SECTION MTG
FUNDAMENTALS AND GENERAL
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
LOAD CALCULATIONS AND
ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
VENTILATION AND AIR
DISTRIBUTION
HEATING EQUIPMENT,
HEATING & COOLING SYSTEMS
AND APPLICATIONS
BUILDING PERFORMANCE
AIR-CONDITIONING &
REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
COMPONENTS
BUILDING APPLICATIONS
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TASK GROUPS
Section Head Duties
• Assist TC/TG/TRG/MTG Chairs to carry out
assigned responsibilities
• Advise TC/TG/TRG/MTG Chairs about operating
policies and procedures
• Represent Section and committee interests to
TAC
• Arrange, when necessary, to have specific
TC/TG/TRG/MTG representatives attend TAC
meetings
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ASHRAE members who participate in technical activities become leaders
and bring information and resources back to their jobs and their chapters.
YOU ARE NEEDED FOR:
 Program ideas
 Research ideas
 Handbook ideas
 Standards ideas
 Student mentoring
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