AFE 33 November Meeting

MIT Stata Center Tour 

Thursday, November 17,2016 


Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 PM 

Cost:  
Members $35; Non-members $45.00 

Location:  

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - The Stata Center

32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
32 Vassar St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
32 Vassar St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Meeting Place:

Attendees are asked to assemble in the glass lobby between MIT Buildings 36 and 38.  Then we will proceed as a group to a classroom for a quick briefing before the tour of the Stata Center, which is next door.
Learn more about the Stata Center.

Dinner to follow:
Mead Hall 

4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Phone: (617) 714-4372


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PARKING
There is a parking lot just behind Legal Seafoods, off Ames Street, that is between Legal’s and Mead Hall.   Otherwise, parking spots on Vassar and Main Streets may be opening up that time of day.

DIRECTIONS
Directions to the Stata Center can be found here.




Technical Presentations
Join us for a Technical Presentations by SteamGard on venturi style steam traps and Building IQ on 

building energy efficiency. 
Technical Presentations
Join us for a Technical Presentations by SteamGard on venturi style steam traps and Building IQ on 

building energy efficiency. 
The Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences is built on the site of MIT's legendary Building 20, a "temporary" timber-framed building constructed during World War II that served as a breeding ground for many of the great ideas that were born at MIT. Designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, the Stata Center is meant to carry on Building 20's innovative and serendipitous spirit, and to foster interaction and collaboration across many disciplines.

The building is home to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Its striking design—featuring tilting towers, many-angled walls and whimsical shapes—challenges much of the conventional wisdom of laboratory and campus building.

The Stata Center has a number of sustainable design elements:
• innovative storm water retention and management system that employs biofiltration and which services several of the surrounding buildings as well as the Stata Center.
• irrigation system connected to central weather station—system uses weather data to control water flow, identify leaks, and cut off water flow
• light pollution reduction
• extensive use of displacement ventilation utilizing a raised floor system
• monitoring and controlling CO levels in garage through a demand controlled ventilation system
• minimizing refrigerants and eliminating Halon, a fire retardant, in the building
• operable windows for natural ventilation and individual control, and which provide an abundant use of daylight in all interior spaces
• landscape design for Northeast Sector that uses native vegetation and water-efficient design
• roof design that incorporates landscaping for shading and storm water retention and a white reflective surface to reduce heat island effect
• construction waste management plan by contractor to recycle construction waste, which, for example, achieved a near 100 percent recycling rate for the demolition of the garage
• recycled timbers from Building 20 for flooring
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AFE Boston Chapter 33 is joined by other Region 8 Chapters in hosting an AFE Membership Night at the Boston Museum of Science. 
We will have a reception and dinner in the Skyline Room overlooking the Charles River and Boston skyline. 
There are exhibit areas open to us and we will be joined by some of this year’s scholarship recipients.  
Meet and greet your colleagues and friends at this annual autumn networking event.
AFE Boston Chapter 33 is joined by other Region 8 Chapters in hosting an AFE Membership Night at the Boston Museum of Science. 
We will have a reception and dinner in the Skyline Room overlooking the Charles River and Boston skyline. 
There are exhibit areas open to us and we will be joined by some of this year’s scholarship recipients.  
Meet and greet your colleagues and friends at this annual autumn networking event.

Join us for our November meeting and Facility Tour, followed by dinner.