April 11, 2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
1426-1428 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

"The (un)Ethical Engineer"

presented by Mr. Devin Abellon, PE

Business Development Manager for Uponor North America




  • Registration: 12pm-12:20pm
  • Lunch: 12:20pm-12:50pm
  • Presentation: 12:50pm-2pm



  • Salad
  • Filet / Salmon / Tuna / Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes / Vegetables
  • Desserts
  • Beverages, coffee and tea

The (un)Ethical Engineer: a study in principle and practice

The integrity of the HVAC industry is dependent on sound technical design, reliable products, skilled construction practice and consistent maintenance and operation. But another critical element that is sometimes overlooked is professional ethics. As members within the HVAC industry engineers, contractors, architects, manufacturers, vendors and building owners are expected to exhibit the highest standard of honesty and integrity to safeguard the confidence that the public has in us. In this very competitive climate, however, it is sometimes tempting to "bend the rules" to some degree in order to gain an advantage over competition or to simply get the job done on time. But how much is too much? Is there a clearly defined line between ethical practice and "just the way things are done?"

Presenter Bio:

Mr. Abellon is a registered professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in the HVAC field, designing systems for commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, and municipal projects. Mr. Abellon was Vice President and managing principal of LSW Engineers California, Incorporated in San Diego until 2009, when he accepted a position as Business Development Manager for Uponor North America. He now works closely with engineers throughout the country, supporting projects that integrate radiant heating and cooling strategies to maximize energy efficiency.

Mr. Abellon earned his B.S. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. He is an active member of ASHRAE on the local chapter, regional, and Society level and is currently the Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC6.5 – Radiant and Convective Space Heating and Cooling, as well as a Regional Vice Chair in Region X.

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$35.00 YEA Member

$20.00 Student Member

$0.00 Life Member

$50.00 Society Member

$55.00 Non-Member Rate