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Thursday night, ASHRAE’s San Jose Chapter brought together ladies from across the HVAC and Engineering community in their virtual event, Women in ASHRAE Terrarium Workshop. ADC was proud to have a woman from our team participate. Approximately 30 women gathered on a Zoom meeting to network, socialize and learn to build mini terrariums. The social event celebrated diversity in ASHRAE and helped connect female engineers in the industry. They brought in a plant specialist from Succulence, a local San Francisco shop focused on unique plants, supplies, terrariums and vertical gardens. Prior to the Zoom, each participant received a kit with all the supplies needed to make their own mini succulent terrarium. Together the women learned about these unique plants, proper drainage & watering, and shared an evening of conversation and laughter while creating a unique piece for their homes. We are grateful for events like this that offer the opportunity to build relationships and support the women in the engineering fields.

finished terrarium front view

Women in Ashrae Terrarium Workshop Info Terrarium building in progressZoom Meeting Computer Screen

ADC Vice President Lorenzo Rios, Jr. led a tour of the HVAC system at the historic Civic Auditorium in San Jose on Wednesday. ASHRAE members stepped away from the excitement of the Sharks’ game 7 and the Warriors game to investigate the built up air handler, the disguised decorative diffusers, the modular chiller, and the new electric service required for the addition of cooling. The addition of return grilles required penetrating a cast-in-place concrete wall and carbon reinforcements and are hidden in place with coverings that match the style of the building (the grilles are the three large squares in the included picture). The event venue operated without air conditioning until 2017, and the city had trouble with booking throughout the summer because of the high temperatures. With cooling added and operating, including a unit serving the stage, the concert hall now hosts events often regardless of the season. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here.

 

Disguised Diffusers & Return Air Grilles

Disguised Diffusers & Return Air Grilles

Return Air Chillers

Return Air Chillers

Return Air Chillers

Return Air Chillers

Some of the women of ADC joined other members of ASHRAE’s San Jose Chapter and spent their Presidents’ Day encouraging the next generation during GIRLS DAY @ THE TECH. Girls Day provided hands-on activities for girls age 7-14, along with their families, and highlights the achievements of women in STEM fields. In addition to exploring interactive exhibits about robotics, cyber security, wearable tech and bioengineering, guests participated in workshops and maker activities infused with art, music, game design, computer programming and more.

Two of our engineers, Hannah and Valerie, volunteered for the event. They helped teach children about pressure drops by having the kids blow bubbles through a straight straw, a long straw, and a bent straw, and talking about how that applies to air conditioning systems. The activity was a hit with the girls. It was so popular we even had one repeat customer do the activity again!  We look forward to seeing the girls who attended the event continue to thrive in the areas of STEM.

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Update to our Clients & Partners:

ADC is continuing to take the COVID-19 situation seriously to protect the health and well-being of our employees, clients and partners.

In March 2020, Advance Design Consultants, Inc. implemented a Work from Home Plan (WFH) program to ensure safety while still conducting business. Furthermore, ADC is a designated an essential business due to the critical nature of many of our projects for public works and high tech/defense companies. While many of our staff will primarily be working from home, our employees have access to our main office in San Jose and all necessary equipment to perform their duties and create designs at the highest level, regardless of the on-going pandemic.

ADC’s staff will continue to work with our clients, partners, consultants and community to provide business continuity of the same services that you have come to expect from us. We are committed to providing the architectural-engineering design and calculations services, communication, and collaboration needed to keep our projects moving ahead on schedule.

During this time, please use email as this is the best way to reach us. Continue to reach out to your direct contact, and if you do not have a direct contact, use [email protected] and your message will be routed to the appropriate person.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or even just need someone to talk to concerning a current or future project, do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can all ensure business continuity for our region and beyond.

 

Update to our Clients & Partners:

ADC is continuing to take the COVID-19 situation seriously to protect the health and well-being of our employees, clients and partners.

In March 2020, Advance Design Consultants, Inc. implemented a Work from Home Plan (WFH) program to ensure safety while still conducting business. Furthermore, ADC is a designated an essential business due to the critical nature of many of our projects for public works and high tech/defense companies. While many of our staff will primarily be working from home, our employees have access to our main office in San Jose and all necessary equipment to perform their duties and create designs at the highest level, regardless of the on-going pandemic.

ADC’s staff will continue to work with our clients, partners, consultants and community to provide business continuity of the same services that you have come to expect from us. We are committed to providing the architectural-engineering design and calculations services, communication, and collaboration needed to keep our projects moving ahead on schedule.

During this time, please use email as this is the best way to reach us. Continue to reach out to your direct contact, and if you do not have a direct contact, use [email protected] and your message will be routed to the appropriate person.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or even just need someone to talk to concerning a current or future project, do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can all ensure business continuity for our region and beyond.