Reactivated on May 18, 2010, Chapter 6 has been going strong since! As one of the oldest chapters of AFE (nee AIPE), it was one of the most prestigious and active chapters for years; but it became inactive for a few years in the 1990's. We meet nine months out of the year, skipping July, August and December, and offer educational presentations as well as tours of local industry or places of interest. The technical presentations earn CEU credit for the attendees.
Throughout the years since AFE incorporated (1954) as the American Institute of Plant Engineers, Chapter 6 has been prominent within the organizations by taking a national presence with many of its members holding several national offices
Why Do We Exist?
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter (6) of the Association for Facilities Engineering believes in and supports the mission of the Global organization which is to provide resources, education, leadership and networking opportunities for our members. On the national level, AFE offers certifications, Journal, webinars, Faciities America and other resources such as AFE Connections. At the local level, Chapter 6 has nine meetings per year with most being educational/networking meetings with some occasional tours of local facilities of interest scheduled. The June, 2015 was our first annual Energy Symposium which was very successful.The 2017 version featured Ms. Kathy Manderino, the Secretary of the PA Department of Labor and Industry, as the keynote speaker. Be sure to go to the EVENTS calendar to view all the upcoming events for Chapter 6. Some of our recent events are pictured on the slider at the top of this page.
Fantastic news! On March 15-17, 2017 Hampton University held their 39th Annual Black Family Conference attended by Hampton students, alumni, guests and even local Hampton citizens. This year the conference was hosted by their School of Engineering, which was asked to choose one alumnus to honor for his/her contributions to the Hampton School of Engineering. Chapter 6 was proud to announce that this year's honoree and recipient of the School of Engineering and Technology Alumni of the Year Award is our own, Mr. Dean Wallace! Dean has been an active member of AFE and our chapter for over 30 years. Congratulations go to Dean. We are as proud of this honor for a well-deserving guy as are his wife, Audrey, and his sons.
We were sorry to learn that a King of Prussia icon, Michaels Deli, has closed their doors for the final time. It's especially hitting Chapter 6 hard because this was where we have been holding our chapter meetings for several years. We are diligently searching for a reasonable venue to meet our needs. The next few meetings will be at different locations to try them out. Once we decide on a "permanent" venue, I'll post it on the side bar to the left.
On September 28, 2017 our primary sponsor and good corporate friend, Javan Engineering, opened its facility for our chapter meeting. Joe Narwich and Tracy Riddle were the featured speakers. They gave a presentation on cost estimating for construction and capital projects. There were lots of questions and open discussion.
On October 26, 2017 we held our chapter meeting at Champps in King of Prussia which was less than optimum due to the restaurant booking another party in the same room. Mike McGrory and Nate Heinze from Servpro were the featured speakers. Their presentation covered mole detection and remediation.
On November 15, 2017 we met at the Pub at Wegmans in King of Prussia for our chapter meeting. This venue was much better. Dave Walter of Spirax/Sarco was the speaker. He gave a very interesting and detailed talk on designing and maintaining steam systems.
Our January meeting will be held at Peppers Italian Restaurant in King of Prussia on the 23rd. Tony Kanak will be the presenter. Greater Philadelphia Chapter 6 Meeting - 1/23/2018