ASHRAE Boston January Meeting

  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Metro Meeting Center - 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110


  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter member registering to attend.
  • Non-member of ASHRAE Boston Chapter registering to attend.

Registration is closed


Tuesday January 9th


Metro Meeting Center

101 Federal St, 4th Floor

Boston, MA 02110

Meal Menu:

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Penne Pasta Marinara*
  • Mixed Vegetables*
  • Garlic Bread*
  • Metro Cafe Caesar Salad*
  • Warm Brownies and Gingerbread
*Denotes vegetarian option

Meeting Timeline:

5:30 - 6:30PM    Networking

5:30 - 6:15PM    Technical Session with Eric Montplaisir (1.0 AIA LU approved)

6:30 - 7:00PM    Social/Registration/Dinner

7:00 - 8:00PM    Main Program - Smoke Control Systems & Overview with Andrew Krenning and Ed Ledoux (1.0 AIA LU approved)


Garage at Post office Square, Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA ($9 after 4:00 PM

Additional Information:

·         RSVP by 5:00pm Friday, January 5th, 2017.

·         If you would like a vegetarian meal, please check box in registration form

·         Please register online by pre-paying with credit card / PayPal


ASHRAE Boston Members: $50                  

Non-ASHRAE Boston Members: $60

Technical Session Description: 

This course discusses the requirements of smoke control systems and the smoke modeling process that can be used to design such systems. The course dives into some common issues relating to smoke control including special inspections and the commissioning process

Main Program Description: 

Review of smoke control vs. smoke management systems. Highlight the codes and standards that affect the system operation and design parameters. Discuss the goals of these various systems from smoke detection, damper activation and modulation to fan control and how to properly interface them together to work as a single system. Testing requirements and ongoing review are covered to make sure the system works today and into the future whenever it is needed.

Speaker Bios:

Eric Montplaisir

Mr. Montplaisir has 12 years of experience in Code Consulting and Fire Protection Engineering in the field of Fire and Life Safety. His expertise includes building, fire, life safety, and accessibility code consulting for both existing buildings and new construction projects in accordance with local and national codes such as the International Building and Fire Code (IBC/IFC) as well as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards which include, but are not limited to standards regarding smoke control and other fire protection systems. Mr. Montplaisir has also been directly involved with drawing reviews for egress, smoke management, fire alarm, and fire department access. He specializes in all aspects of performance-based design for new and existing buildings, including rational analysis development, fire and smoke modeling, special inspections, and other system testing and commissioning.

Andrew Krenning

Andrew is currently a Solutions Director of Intelligent Infrastructure and Pre-Construction for the Siemens Building Technologies Northeast Zone.  Andrew is responsible for developing digital smart building integrated solutions across the Northeast. He has 12 years of experience in controls, automation, technology and systems related to building operation and control.  Over the last 4 years, he has been working with Owners, Architects, Engineers and contractors on a number of projects doing pre-construction and pre-design services. During this time, Andrew has been involved in a number of different types of buildings including residential, commercial office space, healthcare, higher education and critical environments.

Andrew received his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in Business from Northeastern University in Boston in 2006. He started his career at Siemens as co-op during his senior year and was hired full time as a control systems engineer. From there, Andrew has held other roles at Siemens including Field Project Engineer, Project Manager and Engineering Operations Manager for New England. 

Ed Ledoux

Ed Ledoux is an Associate at BR+A with over 30 years of experience in the field of Fire Protection Engineering. Ed has been responsible for the engineering of Fire Detection, Signaling, and Smoke Control systems for a broad range of project types for academic, research, science and healthcare clients nationwide.

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