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May 2016 Press Release


Thursday, May 12, 2016



Design Considerations of the Dartmouth Medical Center

David Harris will be on hand to review the building and guide the tour. David is a registered Professional Engineer in Vermont and New Hampshire, and is currently the Director of Facilities, for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  David has been with Dartmouth for over 18 years and has worked on the design, construction and maintenance of major facility projects both at Dartmouth and DHMC, including the recent Williamson Translation Research Building, on which he served as the co-project executive.  Dave previously worked as an engineering consultant with Dufresne-Henry, Inc., and before that with the Veterans Administration at various locations though out the country.  Dave has a special interest in building system control as it relates to efficiency and energy conservation.

The building tour will be followed by a presentation reviewing the design provided by representatives from Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, along with dinner, at Lui Lui's restaurant.


Dinner &
Presentation Location:

Lui Lui
8 Glen Rd #11
Lebanon, NH 03784

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Tour Location:

Dartmouth Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03766

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4:00 – BOG meeting
Meet at West Rotunda building
5:15 –Tour begins
6:30 – Dinner at Lui Lui Restaurant.
7:00 – Presentation


This presentation will review the design considerations of the Dartmouth Medical Center in Hanover NH. The event will begin with a tour of the facility, and the dinner topic will focus on design decisions and final selection processes. Allen Ames and Bryan Rydingsward will be on hand to review the design and answer questions from the audience. Allan is the President of Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, has over 30 years of experience in the field of HVAC / Mechanical Engineering. Allan received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in sixteen states (including Massachusetts), and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Allan has been involved in the engineering, design, and construction for a broad range of project types for academic, healthcare, research, and pharmaceutical clients nationwide. He is a member and Past President of the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; the American Society of Healthcare Engineers; the Associated General Contractor of America, Massachusetts Chapter Advisory Council; the Hospital Associated Infections Foundation; and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers.

Bryan Rydingsward has over 15 years of experience in the field of HVAC Engineering. Since joining Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, Bryan has been involved in the engineering of HVAC systems for a broad range of project types for academic, research, science, and healthcare clients nationwide. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University; he is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in Massachusetts; a LEED Accredited Professional; and an active member of the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


Dinner will be served at Lui Lui in Lebanon


Reservations can also be made by paying in advance via PayPal:

Cost:  Members $40        Guest & late registration $45*        Students $20

ASHRAE is a non-profit and consequently cancellations must be charged
* please note the special price change for this meeting due to venue location and food charge



Note:  For those that are interested in becoming more active with our local Granite State Chapter of ASHRAE, there are committees position and potentially committe chair person positions available for 2015-2016 year.



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