The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer a course titled “Consulting Engineering Essentials” on March 29 in New Orleans.

In the course, ASHRAE said participants will learn how to work collaboratively with people at every level, applying skills such as verbal communication and appropriate goal-setting to incorporating techniques to prioritize problems. Participants will learn how to delegate tasks, organize large teams of people, and coordinate many complex processes.

Knowledge of firm ownership and operation, business development, and marketing of engineering services will also be covered.

“Young engineers and engineers new to the industry need more than the proper educational background and relevant technical experience to thrive in the profession,” said course instructor Dennis Wessel, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. “Business skills such as project management, marketing, techniques to acquire new projects, and client management are crucial for long term success. This course presents these skills in a practical format.”

“Consulting Engineering Essentials” is one of four HVAC Design and Operations training sessions offered by ALI. Other sessions include:

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

    HVAC Design Level II – Applications

    Improving Existing Building Operation

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