Meeting/Event Information

Dinner Mtg, BIM for the Mechanical Disciplines

May 13, 2020
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Royal Banquet & Conference Center
3801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607

Discussed will be the value and uses of BIM to Owners, Architects, Engineers, and the community

PRESENTATION: Building Information Modeling for the Mechanical Disciplines

This presentation provides a consistent definition of BIM and provides the Mechanical Engineer with the information needed to begin the process of adopting and using BIM as an integrated design tool to optimize mechanical systems design, improve collaboration, minimize coordination errors and deliver better work products and results.  It also provides Mechanical Engineers with the information they need have included in a BIM before they receive it so that they may take advantage of its value without having to spend unproductive time cleaning up corrupt or incomplete files and filling in missing information.

SPEAKER: M. Dennis Knight, P.E.; Principal

Whole Building Systems, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

M. Dennis Knight joined ASHRAE in 1979 and has 44 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. Mr. Knight serves as a Director at Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and holds the membership grade of ASHRAE Fellow. Active at the local, state and national levels with various agencies and professional societies, he works to help develop sustainable, integrated building design guidelines. Nationally, as a member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the Chairman of Standards Committee SPC 224 - ""The Application of Building Information Modeling"", is the former Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design,” and served as chair of the ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Specialty Conference for six years.

Mr. Knight founded Whole Buildings Systems, LLC, in 2010 after having owned both an MEP engineering firm and a construction company, and most recently serving as a Principal at Liollio Architecture. Whole Building Systems’ practice focuses on commissioning, building performance simulation, energy management, BIM applications, operations and maintenance management and planning.

Mr. Knight holds an assortment of professional registrations and accreditations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and holds dual registration in South Carolina as both a Mechanical Engineer and a Fire Protection Engineer. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Construction Specification Institute (CSI) certified Constructional Specification Specialist, a American Commissioning Group (ACG) certified Commissioning Authority and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified as both a Building Energy Analyst and a Building Envelope Professional."

SCHEDULE: Dinner Meeting:

4 PM: Board meeting (open to all members)
5:30 PM: Sign-in & Socialize
6 - 8 PM: Meeting / Meal & Presentation


The Royal Conference Center,
3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607


During the meeting we'll recognize our coordination with local and state government organizations.


Cost: $45 per person, (includes food and drink)
Please RSVP / Pre-Register so we can get a good head-count for the drink and meal quantities.
 -- Save $10 if registered before the Early Bird cutoff date/time of 2 PM on Monday before the meeting.
Pre-pay On-Line: Cut down your wait at the Welcome Table! (PayPal & CCs)
-- Note: On-Line registration and pre-payment closes the midnight before the event
Welcome Table: accepts Personal Checks and CCs.

Student Members - are welcome at no cost,
-- if they pre-register before the Early Bird cutoff.
-- OTHERWISE, you'll have to pay a walk-in fee of $10.

Not a member of Triangle ASHRAE? You are still welcome to register On-Line.
-- (Use Non-Member ticket). Get the $10 discount if before the EB cutoff!

 - Registration Fee includes drinks and the meal -
For info & to RSVP go to

PDH (Professional Development Hour) CREDIT:

This presentation should meet the NC PE criteria for 1 hour of PDH credit.
Please Pre-Register with your PE number, and sign the Attendance Verification sheet.
Should the state ever require Proof of Attendance, simply forward their request to [email protected] and a copy of the Attendance Sheet will be provided to them. Note: their rules require you to keep additional records. See the NC PE Board for details.

Note: the Board of Governors will have a chapter business meeting before the social. At the venue, from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. Anyone is welcome to observe, (please keep heckling to a minimum).

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