Do you know where you are on your professional learning curve as an hvac engineer? Did you plot your learning curve at the beginning of your career so that you could track your progress through the years? Or, as a new engineer in the hvac profession, do you have a plan on how to learn everything there is to know to be a fully productive, professional engineer in the hvac industry?
This two-part article is intended to help hvac engineers at any point on their learning curve take a good look at where they are now, where they have been and where they want to go as they advance along their hvac engineering learning curves. Whose responsibility is it to provide the resources, encouragement, motivation and opportunity to take part in continuing education opportunities? The concepts discussed here can be applied to engineers in both the consulting engineering and design-build contractor segments of the hvac industry.