WESTPORT, Conn. — The 2018 AHR Expo has expanded its seminar program and will present the largest education and training agenda in the show’s history. The expansive program will feature more than 120 sessions, including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations, professional certification opportunities, and continuing education programs from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).
“Contractors, engineers and other Show attendees always give us high marks for the value our education program delivers, and this year we have surpassed ourselves,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “The Show has become THE place where industry professionals can earn CEUs, complete certification exams, and learn about the latest developments and best practices in free and paid seminars.”

More than 70 of the free, one- and two-hour sessions will be presented by experts from prominent industry-leading organizations. Sessions have been designed to allow for easy integration of valuable education time into attendees’ overall show agendas.
The agenda will include courses on building automation systems, radiant cooling, global HVAC trends, IAQ, building automation, billable hours, psychrometrics, testing and balancing, and more.

The AHR Expo will incorporate many opportunities for attendees to participate in ALI continuing education courses. A total of 20 courses will be offered prior to and during the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago. All courses are approved for continuing education units (CEUs) toward maintaining professional engineering licensure. Advance registration and fee payment is required and can be completed by visiting ASHRAE’s registration website.
Each full-day course will earn attendees six professional development hours (PDHs)/learning units (LUs) or 0.6 CEUs, and half-day courses earn attendees three PDHs. Topics include the fundamentals of the commissioning process, complying with requirements of ASHRAE standards, laboratory design basics and beyond, optimizing indoor environments, and more.

Several review sessions and exams will be available to 2018 AHR Expo attendees, including:
•           National Air Filtration Association (NAFA)-certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) Testing and two-Hour Tutorial; NCT Testing;
•           Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) Commissioning Group (ACG) CxA Workshop and Exam;
•           HVAC Review and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Testing; and
•           ASHRAE Certification Exams.
Registration and a fee are required for all review sessions and exams.

Attendees can also see what’s new from the industry’s in the New Product and Technology Showcase Presentations offered by exhibitors. With no cost or reservation required, more than 100 20-minute product presentations will be delivered in rapid-fire succession in special theaters on the exhibit floor.
Two AHR Expo Innovation Award winners, Spartan Bioscience and Triatek, as well as 11 finalists, will give presentations on their new technologies, including Belimo (Building Automation); Caleffi Hydronic Solutions (Plumbing), Carel Industries S.p.A. (Refrigeration), Cielo WiGle Inc. (Building Automation), Cleaver-Brooks (Heating), Coolfront Technologies (Software), GrayWolf Sensing Solutions (Tools & Instruments), International Wastewater Systems Inc. (Green Building), Johnson Controls Inc. (Cooling & Heating), Spartan Bioscience (IAQ), and Triatek (Ventilation).
A complete list of 2018 AHR Expo educational opportunities can be found at http://ahrexpo.com/education-overview/. For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 10/20/17