ORLANDO — The 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will offer a myriad of educational opportunities to further enhance the value of show attendance. Across the three-day event, the 2016 education schedule will include a mix of exhibitor new product and technology presentations, ASHRAE Learning Institute courses, certification exams, PM Live seminars, and many more free programs offered by endorsing associations and various other groups. Each free session will generally last one or two hours, allowing attendees the opportunity to learn in a classroom setting while giving them plenty of time to visit the show’s exhibits, as well. Those who are more pressed for time will benefit from the 20-minute product and technology presentations.

More than 50 free sessions will be offered, covering topics ranging from how to commission an economizer to cyber security measures for intelligent buildings to the latest advancements in China’s IAQ market. Attendees may participate in all AHR Expo-sponsored sessions, ASHRAE’s Design Build Track, and sessions hosted by endorsing associations and industry groups at no additional cost.

“In addition to walking the show floor and interacting with other industry professionals, the educational programs provide another forum for attendees to learn about the HVACR industry at the show,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co. “Our 2016 education programs provide added value for show attendees by addressing the latest industry trends and providing in-depth insight into products, systems, technologies, and related services attendees may not have previously known. People will learn about new features and innovations in products and technology in addition to best practices and industry standards. We plan such a varied schedule with the hope that every attendee will be drawn to at least one session and leave having learned something new.”

In addition to the breadth of HVACR industry topics addressed by 2016’s free sessions, several paid programs are anticipated to be of notable value to attendees. On-site review workshops and testing are available and include Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) commissioning group’s (ACG) Certified Commissioning Authorities (CxA) exam and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Additionally, PM LIVE will be presenting two half-day seminars with renowned industry experts John Siegenthaler and Dan Holohan, who will cover the latest design concepts of hydronic heat pump systems and a lecture on “What Hydronics Taught Holohan.”

Publication date: 1/25/2016 

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