Book Was Written to Help HVAC Technicians Improve Their Soft Skills
June 2, 2015
Coscia Communications Inc. has announced that the new fourth edition of Steve Coscia’s book, HVAC Customer Service Handbook, has exceeded 10,000 units shipped. The book is currently taught at more than 120 colleges worldwide.
Partnership Aims to Grow Awareness in HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Skilled Trades
June 1, 2015
Direct Energy's brands, which have committed to donating $100,000 in scholarships to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation over the course of 12 months, will work alongside Rowe to promote the skilled trades industry and empower future and potential trade professionals.
Program Outlines Electrical Safety Procedures for Those Working on HVAC Equipment Pushing 480 Volts or Less
May 29, 2015
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) have revised their Model NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program for Service to make its contents consistent with recent revisions to the NFPA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E - 2015).
In this article, I would like to keep the momentum going by tackling the critical issue of what steps trade schools should be taking to educate and train our industry’s future technicians and installers so they can hit the ground running as soon as they graduate.
The conference featured a bevy of presentations, including award ceremonies, breakout lessons, general sessions, and a product exhibition with more than 70 showcasing companies. Educator credentialing exams were provided on-site as part of the conference, as was a class on programmatic accreditation.
The Program Features Some 100 Sessions, with More Than 300 Presenters and 104 Paper Presentations
May 12, 2015
ASHRAE announced that the importance of building and system commissioning will be highlighted in the Technical Program at its 2015 Annual Conference, which takes place June 27-July 1, at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta.
The course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high-efficiency/low-emission wood gasification and pellet-fired boilers. It’s designed to be completed in one week, and provides seven American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education hours.
Will Include Revamped HVAC Fundamentals Courses on Air Dampers and Control Valves
April 29, 2015
Belimo Americas has announced the relaunch of Belimo University, which the company said will offer a comprehensive line of HVAC controls training from online to instructor-led programs tailored to meet individual needs.