|The Society introduces itself
The SWKI was founded in 1962 and has emerged from the Swiss section of ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. Atlanta). The Society is affiliated with ASHRAE and linked to REHVA which is the European frame organisation of national societies. Since December 2008, the SWKI is a society of the SIA professional category technology/industry.
The goals of the Society
The SWKI wants to support building technology and related fields. In order to achieve these goals there are at least three full assemblies each year where technical meetings and seminars are held, excursions are made and of course the general assembly takes place.
The SWKI treats issues in workgroups and technical task groups according to specific subjects. Delegates are nominated to participate in national and international committees of other societies, associations or governmental institutions to help to solve specific HVAC or HVAC related issues.
Work done by the Society
Each member is bound to lend his expertise to the Society and according to his abilities to participate in workgroups or committees. The chairman of a workgroup informs the entire Society on a regular basis about the progress of the task. The aim of these efforts is to issue SWKI - norms, rules, and regulations.
With the affiliation as society of the SIA professional category technology/industry, the sphere for SWKI members is extended.