HVAC/R issues take center stage at Chicago show
The 2009 AHR Expo--taking place Jan. 26-28 in Chicago--will tackle the latest technologies and trends affecting HVAC/R professionals.
With 70 seminars and workshops presented by industry experts, the 2008 AHR Expo —taking place Jan. 26-28, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago—will offer professionals in the field a range of educational programming, including sessions on sustainability, best practices, and emerging technologies.
In addition to 30 educational sessions and workshops offered by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, 29 free sessions will be presented by 18 associations during the show. The free events include sessions on duct-construction standards, indoor air quality, technician training, condensing/non-condensing boilers, and hydronic radiant control strategies.
Several half- and full-day educational events will be held in conjunction with the show, including a LEED Implementation for Building Operations and Maintenance Seminar held by USGBC on Monday, Jan. 26.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.