One of the challenges that we have as design professionals is in continuing to hone our skills. While this has always been a good idea, it is not required in many states in order to renew your professional registration. When I think about the challenges in furthering our education there are several things that come to mind:
• Strengthen the basics. There are skills that we use every day that we can always do better. How could we write a stronger specification or improve existing master specifications? Are there improved sequences of operation that we should be utilizing? Often these are both technical in nature as well as business-related. For example, choosing the right option for economizer changeover is a technical issue, while tighter specification language is business-related.