Meeting/Event Information

February Meeting

February 13, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

HESS Building
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056


Duct systems can be pretty simple. We like to joke that the only way they have any moving parts is if someone did something wrong. They play a vital role in a building --- delivering air and comfort to the occupants.  But it is a mistake to take the duct system lightly, following the same design and construction philosophies we have for decades. When it comes to meeting the industry goals of more energy-efficient buildings, doing a better job on the ductwork really is the "low hanging fruit". We're going to talk about some of the ways we can have better duct systems. The cool part is, some of these not only save energy, they cost less as well.

Over the past 43 years, Bob Reid has done just about everything that could be done with ductwork. He's made it, installed it, tested it, designed it, sold it, and been an advocate for doing all those things better. He is a member of ASHRAE TC5.2 (Duct Design and Construction) and ASHRAE TC2.7 (Wind, Seismic and Flood). He is a member of the technical committee for SPIDA (Spiral Duct Manufacturers Association) and the AMCA duct subcommittee. He was a committee member for the recently completed ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 215-2018 (Method of Test to Determine Leakage of Operating HVAC Air Distribution Systems) and ASHRAE MTG.EAS (Multidisciplinary Task Group: Energy-Efficient Air-Handling Systems for Non-Residential Buildings). His job title is Business Development and Engineering for both Spiral Pipe of Texas --- one of the largest regional duct fabricators in the US --- and Eco Support Products --- a manufacturer of rooftop support systems for ductwork, piping and mechanical equipment. He is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of Texas A&M University.






$25.00 Monthly Luncheon meeting
$30.00 after 5:00 pm February 11


$0.00 Consulting Engineer Express Members Only (PAID)

$0.00 Regular Express Members Only (PAID)

$0.00 Life Time Member