"With the United States federal government recently declaring that a significant risk of terrorist attacks exists, the need for information to keep building occupants and buildings safe is more important than ever," Ron Vallort, P.E., who will chair the broadcast, said. "This information is vital to the people responsible for design, construction and operation of buildings as well as those responsible for assessing potential threats and preparing for the risks of attack on facilities."
The broadcast will be divided into two 60-minute segments. The first, aired from noon-1 p.m. (EST) will focus on homeland security issues that ASHRAE members and building professionals should learn about their buildings and HVACR systems followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. The second, aired from 1:30-2:30 p.m., will focus on protecting buildings from chemical, biological, radiological and associated threats, again followed by 15 minutes for questions.
Presenters and topics will be:
Those interested are encouraged to view the broadcast by visiting downlink sites, which are expected to be located worldwide. Participants at these sites will be able to ask questions of presenters using a call-in or fax-in number or by email. To register as a site host or to access the location of sites, visit www.ashrae.org/template/AboutLinkLanding/category/1561.
More information about ASHRAE's work in homeland security, including free reports, can be found in the "homeland security" shortcut on ASHRAE.org.