Educating Our Industry Through Real Life Circumstances
Attention young professionals!
Have you ever wondered what an engineering career path would be like BEFORE you ever stepped foot in an office or on a job site? Are you interested in MEP/HVAC design, install, or management but don't have the slightest idea what you'll be doing? Wanna learn what you can do in a local multi-million dollar industry that offers enormous job potential and security?
One of the problems our industry faces today is the lack of college level courses that promotes HVAC. As a result, many companies have a difficult time hiring young, qualified talent. A unique predicament indeed considering tough economic times. Local organizations, such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, reach out to students. But Buffalo needs additional support.
This experiment is ground breaking and unlike anything that's ever been attempted as an outreach for future engineers in this area. MEP/HVAC engineers, contractors, salespersons, consultants, owners, and construction managers will have an opportunity to tell their side of the business through case studies, interviews, and testimonials. For example:
What's it like to manage a $50M hospital new-build while utilizing multi-disciplinary coordination and maintaining budgets?
How was a particular building load calculation determined to meet required demand?
How does an engineer select equipment for a job once the loads are figured out and what other considerations must they address in the process?
What conflicts were encountered when installation began and how was it resolved?
People don't know what they don't know. It's time to shed some light to the young professionals and make a difference.