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Student Design Project Competition 2018, USA

Deadline:

May 04, 2018

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ASHRAE 2018 Student Design Project Competition

ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta, GA, January 12-16, 2019. The student design competition's guidelines provide enough background information to enable the teams to design or select the HVAC system for the given building, or to design a sustainable building implementing an integrated building design process (the architectural and building design for sustainability, and its supporting mechanical and electrical systems) for the given program.

The Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) competition's aim is to encourage students to extend their knowledge beyond the core mechanical systems. For the ISBD category, the final design level presented may be in a preliminary stage, as the competition's basic intention is to challenge students' imaginative thinking and creative engineering approach to the building and all of its systems.

Teams may compete in one of the three categories:

  • HVAC Design Calculations
  • HVAC System Selection
  • Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)

ASHRAE recommends that the project groups consist of at least two members from an undergraduate engineering or architecture curriculum for the HVAC Design Calculations or HVAC System Selection and at least three members (architecture or construction, mechanical & electrical) for the ISBD competition. Team members can be from multiple colleges. All team members must be enrolled during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design.

Competition Descriptions:

The 2018 student competition focuses on a new 70,000 square foot (6,500 square meter), four story mixed use complex north of Istanbul, Turkey near Arnavutkoy which is just south of the new international airport. The facility features retail and office spaces, a restaurant, and a hotel in support of the upcoming rapid growth in the area when the airport is completed in 2019. The final HVAC System Selection and Design for the proposed building shall address the following major design goals:

  • Low Life Cycle Cost
  • Low Environmental Impact
  • Comfort and Health
  • Creative High Performance Green Design
  • Synergy (with architecture)

Submission Instructions:

There is no fee to enter the competition. All Submissions are to be submitted electronically  via the ASHRAE FTP site. Only those teams that register will get the FTP site information and instructions for uploading entries. All teams that are registered participants of the 2018 Design Competition will receive the FTP upload instructions via email. If your team is not registered, you will NOT receive this information. The submission for the HVAC Design Calculations competition must be in PDF format only! No separate visual aids will be accepted (PowerPoint, YouTube, etc). Deliverable presentation should consist of a 35-page maximum technical report in PDF format only. Font size should be 11 pts, utilizing either Arial or Times New Roman. The submission for HVAC System Selection competition is limited to 15 minutes visual aid (PowerPoint, YouTube, etc.) All PPTs have to be automated and not page by page click ALONG with a 30-page maximum technical report in PDF format. Font size should be 11 pts, utilizing either Arial or Times New Roman. The submission for the Integrated Sustainable Building Design competition is limited to 15 minutes (PowerPoint, YouTube, etc.) ALONG with a 35-page maximum technical report in PDF format. Font size should be 11 pts, utilizing either Arial or Times New Roman.

Awards:

First Place: $2,000 plus a representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights lodging and $100 expenses for attendance at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Plenary. A 24 x 36 poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

Second Place: A representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights' lodging at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Student Program. A 24 x 36 poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

Third Place: A representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights lodging at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Student Program. A 24 x 36 poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

Rising Star: A representative from the team will receive free transportation and two nights lodging for attendance at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Student Program. A 24 x 36 poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program. 

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