I frequently speak at college campuses and trade apprenticeships. Whether it be to future engineers or contractors, my technical talks typically end up covering non-technical content, specifically career development.
I don’t know about you, but after more than 40 years of working in the HVAC industry I find myself a bit overwhelmed trying to keep up with standards, codes and other well-intentioned regulations, issued by “authorities having jurisdiction,” or sometimes by “authorities” not having jurisdiction, but looking to cash in by grabbing the steering wheel on some of the latest trends in HVAC technology.
Johnson Controls has opened its new, state-of-the-art Ducted Systems Academy in Oklahoma City, OK, offering commercial and residential HVAC training. The 30,000 square-foot training facility features two large classrooms and two extensive training labs, offering remote and hands-on classes, including virtual reality training.
David Gans, chief building official for the city of Oceanside, California, was elected IAPMO’s 61st president, and Steven Panelli, chief plumbing inspector for the city and county of San Francisco, was elected vice president.
Submissions were collected over the summer and then reviewed by a panel of third-party judges made up of distinguished ASHRAE members. Entrants are evaluated based on overall innovative design, creativity of the product or service offered, application, as well as potential market impact.
Founded in 1983, Hadrian has expanded over the years to include four state of the art North American facilities, while developing innovations such as enhanced washroom privacy options and anti-graffiti finishes.
The Hercules Cryo-Tek original antifreeze is designed for use in hydronic heating and cooling closed-loop systems, most solar heating systems, snow melts, radiant heating, and general plumbing systems.
The Caleffi 520 series AngleMix thermostatic mixing valve features angled geometry that reduces costs as the domestic hot-water tank outlet is piped in-line with the valve’s mixed water outlet, requiring fewer fittings and less space, the company notes.
Bradford White’s Commander series of commercial gas water heaters allows owners to integrate the water heater into a Building Management System network, which monitors essential functions in large or multi-unit structures.