There are many HVAC Contests that are held throughout the year in the United States. Joining these competitions will surely help to enhance your understanding of the world of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Most of the contests are held to get the students to come up with ideas on the various ways to help increase the efficiency of the HVAC systems. ASHRAE and PHCC(Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Contractors Association) are organizing many such events to enhance the field of HVAC.
Contest #1 2018 Student Design Competition
This contest is sponsored by ASHRAE and is open to undergraduate students in the field of engineering, architecture or construction. The objective of this contest is to encourage students to design energy-efficient HVAC systems and be involved in this profession.
There will be three categories of design and the winning teams of each category will have representatives to attend the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting which will be held in Atlanta, GA from January 12, 2019 to January 16, 2019.
The learning experience that you obtain from this competition is invaluable even if you do not win. Why not assemble a team and start the registration process?
Contest #2 2018 Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contest
This contest is organized by PHCC Educational Foundation and is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th year plumbing and HVAC apprentices. It will be held during the CONNECT 2018 at Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM. from Oct 10-12, 2018.
HVAC apprentices will be given to opportunity to show their skills such as brazing, pressure test, leak test, take readings from a package unit, repair a package unit and a written test.
One contestant testified that he gained tons of confidence after joining the contest.
Submit your entry by July 1, 2018.
Both of the above organizations also offer scholarships and financial aids to students who are pursuing a course in HVAC or plumbing. Get more details here.
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