RAL Regional Lecturer (RRL) Program
RAL Regional Lecturers (RRL)
Prof. Ahmed A.Medhat A.Fahim
Prof. Ahmed A.Medhat A.Fahim is a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Official Consultant at the Architect and Housing Institute, [AHI] at Housing & Building National Research Centre, [HBRC] , Past Director of the Electro-Mechanical In Buildings Institute, [EMBI] and Head of the MEP Technical Governmental Reviewers Committee at UTI-Institute at HBRC. HBRC is an Egyptian governmental body ,Since 1954, where all building codes and implementing regulations are prepared and published. He was graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University at 1988 and got his M.Sc and Ph.D from the same university at 1993 and 1999 respectively. He started his HVAC career at 1985 before graduation as a trainee at KOLDAIR company which was one of the biggest and oldest HVAC equipment manufacturer and contractor that related to the Governmental Public Sector and after graduation he continue working till 1998 at KOLDAIR. After getting his M.Sc.. He works for many international consulting firms for the design and supervision of different HVAC projects in the Middle East. During 2002 HBRC elected him to join the field researchers team as a mechanical researcher and certified consultant for HVAC and fire engineering to participate in the developments of the HVAC and fire codes, in addition to that, He has been participated in preparation of Energy Efficiency Codes and the Green-Pyramid-Rating-System, GPRS for sustainable buildings design and evaluation. During the last Twenty years he has published more than sixty papers in international journals and conferences that are devoted to HVAC energy efficiency, development of indoor environmental quality and fire engineering.
Prof. Ahmed has established his private consulting firm during 1992 that named LUUKKI, Egypt “SFPE, NFPA, USGBC Certified”, such firm is working for both of Prescriptive and Performance-Base designs and supervisions for different HVAC and Fire-Engineering Design projects. Now, LUUKKI has more than 25 years’ experience in Egypt, Middle-East working for the design, CFD predictions, field tests with all applications of smoke-control & related fire engineering systems and strategies, in addition to HVAC and climate control systems in buildings. LUUKKI become accredited Fire-Engineering & Smoke-Control Consultant firm, develops and conducts a series of smoke-control seminars for HBRC, TUV, GTZ, ASHRAE Cairo-Chapter, ASHRAE Pyramids-Chapter, Egyptian Fire Protection Association. Finally, During the last 15 years, Prof. Ahmed “LUUKKI Director” conducted more than 30 technical articles in Fire-Engineering researches for HBRC. He is one of the authors of the HVAC & Fire-Safety-&- Protection-Codes. He has had input into various Standards, Codes, Regulations and is currently sitting on HBRC Committees for Fire Safety, Fire Engineering and Smoke Control along with a number of Egyptian Code Committees.
- Influence of Smoke Management Systems on Fire Engineering
- Acoustic Analyses For Robust HVAC Systems
- Building Rating Systems For Sustainable Building
- CFD Modeling As An Assessment Tool For Performance-Based-Design
Dr Birol Kılkış
Fellow-ASHRAE, Ex-President of Turkish Society of HVAC and Sanitary Engineers, Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, he is a founder member of the Turkish Wind Energy Association, Turkish Solar Energy Association, and the past Country Coordinator of Wind Energy for CENTO, Engineering Track Member of USGBC, the founder of Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings Technical Committee and the past vice-chair in ASHRAE. Country Manager of WADE (World Alliance for De-centralized Energy), Past vice president of TIBTD (Turkish Society of Thermal Science and Technology), Member of REHVA Education Council, Past Editor in Chief of Turkish Heat Science and Technology Journal, Advisory Board Member of Turkish Municipalities with Geothermal Energy, Vice President of EU Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform and Team Leader of Task 1. Advisory Board Member of Turkish Cogeneration Society, Past Member and Editor of Turkish Solar Energy Foundation, NATO ASI Organizers
- Rational Utilization of Energy by Exergy Principles to Decouple Sustainable Growth and CO2 Emissions
- Solar and Wind Hybrid Heating Systems: Are they Rational?
- Green and Sustainable Airport Design
- Cogeneration and Trigeneration Systems in District Energy Network
Mr. Fahim Siddiqui
- Sea Water Cooling
- Emporium Mall HVAC System- a case study
Eng. Hassan Sultan
Hassan Sultan, Partner and Director of Mechanical Department at MZ & Partners – Architectural & Engineering Consultant practice since 2003. Acquired Bachelor Degree in Science and Engineering in 1981.
Highly experienced profile and carrier biography; Over 35 years of Middle East experience in diverse types of construction projects.
Member of Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects, Lebanese Green Building Council, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc (ASHRAE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Founding Member of ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter.
Grade “A” Consultant Classification in Qatar and GSAS Certified Green Professional.
Holding many recognitions, awards and certificates of Excellence.
Contributions and responsibilities entail Ex- Presidency of ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter 2011-2013, ASHRAE General Chair of Doha Chapter Regional Conference and Organizing Committee Chair of The First International Conference on Energy & Indoor Environment for Hot Climates.
Student Activities, Regional Vice Chair – ASHRAE Region At Large.
Voting member of ASHRAE Technical Committee SPC 171.
ASHRAE Planning Committee Member.
External Examiner at Qatar University and College of Engineering for the Evaluation and Oral Examination of Senior Projects.
Speaker in Differential Conferences and Engineering Summits.
- Life & Safety in high-rise buildings
- The best insulation materials for building energy conservation
Mr. Hassan Younes
Hassan is Director at Griffin Consultants, an award-winning consultancy specialized in Sustainable Designs, Buildings Energy Efficiency, and District Cooling.
He is an ASHRAE Trainer at the Global Training Center , a certified trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers for the CEM course, an appointed Consultant for the ASHRAE 62.1 Standard and the recipient of the prestigious Young Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East region by the AEE
He also facilitates the program course on Energy Auditing organized by the Emirates Green Building Council in collaboration with Masdar and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai and is a regular contributor to regional conferences and publications on energy efficiency.
Hassan is on the Boards of Governors of the local and regional chapters of ASHRAE and CIBSE, the internationally-adopted standardizing authorities based in the USA and UK respectively. In those capacities, Hassan works to promote the advancement and improvement of the regional construction industry by collaborating with industry professionals, academia, and governmental entities. He is currently the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Herriot Watt Architectural and Engineering Program.
With extensive experience in engineering systems design, analysis and consulting and a passionate objective of raising the industry and sustainability standards in the region, Younes entered a partnership to establish Griffin Consultants where he is responsible for all technical and developmental aspects of the firm. Throughout his career, he was involved in the design of multiple high-end developments including retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality projects some of which are iconic in the Emirate of Dubai. Hassan led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and provided consultancy on various governmental energy efficiency programs.
- Introduction to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 2016
- Basics of Energy Audits
- Fundamentals of Cooling Load Calculations
- Introduction to District Cooling
Mr. Hesham Safwat
Dr. Hesham graduated with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from Higher Technological institute -10th of Ramadan university. He worked at Miraco-Carrier-UTC as a BSS Technical manager (1996-2014),responsible for Chiller, air handling units, fan coil selection and pricing , he gained his experience in HVAC industry, and design. Dr. Hesham obtained his master of science 2009 From Cairo university in District cooling systems & then obtained the Ph.D. in Geothermal energy application in HVAC from Cairo University 2014 ,He was an instructor for Miraco-Carrier company – Carrier Adel Barakat training Centre from 2005-2014 , Dr Hesham has obtained certificates in HVAC design and energy modelling courses from Syracuse-NY Training Carrier USA (2005-2010),HAP LEED COURSE from Carrier university., and Certificate of Attendance for High performance buildings ,ASHRAE 62.1.ASHRAE 90.1 from ASHRAE educational institute Chicago, 2012, and STDF program instructor for industry 2013, he is the head of RP committee in ASHRAE committee and a board of governor in Cairo Chapter
Dr Hesham joined the BUE in 2014 as Lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr Hesham major Experience in the industry and applied engineering science for over 20 years in Miraco-Carrier industry school and mainly a consultant and partner in Multiclima consultants for HVAC Central projects , the scope of his education and research for applying Sustainability ,Green building specialized in Geothermal ground source heat pumps and energy & atmosphere ( EA) part in LEED for middle east Commercial projects area .
Dr Hesham is one of the representative consultant steering committee of the British university in a Governmental strategic project in manufacturing the compressors
Dr Hesham has been nominated as international instructor in VRF air-conditioning system , he made an international training course in South Africa , Dubai, and Pakistan.
Dr Hesham is the ASHRAE Cairo Chapter president 2018-2019
Dr Hesham has support 2 undergraduate projects to support industry, and they are nominated in the Oriental weavers factories
Dr Hesham Safwat is Board Member of Farouk ElBaz Centre for Sustainability and Future Studies (FECSFS)
- Variable refrigerant flow design and application
- HVAC design application Level 1
- HVAC design application Level 2
Mr. K.K. Mitra
Mr. K.K. Mitra is a Science Graduate with Post Graduation and Master in Business Administration. Has 30+ years experience in the field of Thermal Insulation and working as Sr. Vice President in Lloyd Insulations (India) Limited. Member of ASHRAE & ISHRAE and Past President of Ashrae India Chapter. Presently Chair CTTC of Ashrae India Chapter. Has been member of the Core Committee of Experts for drafting Energy Conservation Building Code of India 2007 and presently member of various committees of Thermal Insulation at Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India. Is a member of technical committee for standardization of Cold Store specifications by National Horticulture Board / National Centre for Cold Chain Development, Govt. of India and Acoustical Society of India. Widely visited Europe, Japan, China, USA, Middle East & Far East countries. Has participated in various National & International level seminars & presented papers. Last year presented paper on Building Insulation during Ashrae Winter Conference at Las Vegas. Had attended Cold Storage training program at Paris organized by NCCD and Insulation Training program at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Naetsu Japan. Also visits Educational Institutes / Colleges regularly to deliver lectures on Thermal Insulation System for Green and Energy Efficient Buildings.
- Thermal Insulation System for Energy Efficient Green Buildings
- Modern Energy Efficient Cold Storage Construction & Insulation System
Mr. Krishnan Visawanath
After graduating from IIT, he joined VOLTAS LIMITED, a Tata Group Company and India’s premier Air-conditioning Company, in 1977, as a Management Trainee.
He spent the next fifteen years in VOLTAS, where he handled several assignments including Sales, Project Execution, Service and then moved to the Corporate Office where he was responsible for Business Development, Technology Transfer and Dealer Development.
Krishnan separated from VOLTAS in 1992 and started his own enterprise which is engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing Air, Fire and Smoke Management Products.
A Member of ASHRAE since 1989, Krishnan was actively involved in the formation of the ASHRAE Western India Chapter. He has been the Chair of Membership Promotion at ASHRAE Western India Chapter and contributed significantly to the growth of the Chapter. He also served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and finally the President of the Western India Chapter during the Society Year 2006-2007. Krishnan has been one of the active members responsible for the formation of the ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter. He served as the CTTC Chair for the Chapter in the very first year of it’s formation and is currently a Member of the Mumbai Chapter.
He has actively participated in Region-at-Large Activities. Served as Regional Treasurer. At a Society Level, Krishnan has been a Member of ASHRAE TC 5.03 since 2004 and served as Voting Member. He also served as a Voting Member on Special Projects Committee 200. He currently serves on the Society’s Nominating Committee and also served on a Presidential Ad-Hoc Committee to draw up the By Laws and Manuals for the Region At Large.
Krishnan is the recipient of ASHRAE’s Chapter Service Award and Regional Award of Merit.
Krishnan has been involved with ISHRAE since 1986. He has served as Secretary, Treasurer and President of the Mumbai Chapter, Regional Director (West) and also as Secretary at the Headquarters. He served as President of the Society during the Society Year 2011-2012. Krishnan has scripted several documents for ISHRAE including the Chapter Operations Manual, the Committee Documents, Finance Manual and is also on the Board of Trustees of the ISHRAE Institute of Excellence, the educational arm of ISHRAE. He is also an active Member of the ACREX National Steering Committee. Member of the ISHRAE Certification Committee and also a Faculty for the ICP Design Certification Program and the ICP Clean Room Design Certification Program. Krishnan currently serves on the Society’s Honours & Awards Committee and is the Vice-Chair of IIE
Krishnan is on the Panel of ISHRAE Distinguished Lecturers, where he speaks on Room Air Distribution. He has spoken at several seminars and conducted numerous workshops and training programs on the subject all over India.
Krishnan is the recipient of ISHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Service Award and Life Time Service Award.
Krishnan is also an active Member the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, USA.
- Room air distribution for constant volume mixing air system
- Current trends in room air distribution
- Air terminal units, design applications
Mr. Leelananda Rajapaksha
- Natural refrigerant – status quo and the Way forward
- Ammonia – the myths and the good
- Life cycle assessments – Industrial refrigeration systems
- Food security – Role of refrigeration
Mr. Vikram Murthy
- Psychrometrics and cooling and heating load calculations
- Air duct design and air distribution
- Chilled and condenser water piping design
- Chiller and air handling unit selection and balancing