Event Calendar

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

HVAC 101 - For Non-Technical Employees

Start Date: 8/6/2024 11:30 AM CDT
End Date: 8/6/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: MCA Knowledge Center

10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 1050
10th Floor
Overland Park, KS  United States  66210

Organization Name: MCAKC

Jacki Conn
Email: jconn@mcakc.org
Phone: (913) 948-9200

HVAC 101 - For Non-Technical Staff

This seminar offers an introduction to HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, focusing on their importance in creating a optimal environment for building occupants. Key topics include system design principles, mechanical equipment, piping materials, and construction requirements. Participants will examine plans and specifications used in project illustrations and learn about the commissioning process.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define basic HVAC industry terminology.
  • Recognize different HVAC equipment and systems and understand their functions.
  • Describe common heating methods for rooms or facilities.
  • Identify fundamental components of air conditioning systems.
Brad Perkins, a professional engineer and senior lecturer at Iowa State University's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role as an educator. A graduate of ISU's construction engineering program, Brad transitioned seamlessly from his position as a design engineer to join the faculty in 2005. His passion for guiding students towards success in the engineering field is evident in his commitment to mentoring and advising.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Brad serves as the faculty advisor for ISU's Mechanical Contractors Association (ISU MCA) student chapter, fostering connections between students and industry professionals. He plays a pivotal role in providing stability and support for the organization, ensuring compliance with policies while facilitating networking opportunities and industry partnerships. Brad's efforts have been recognized with accolades such as the Outstanding Achievement in Advising Award from ISU's College of Engineering and the MCAA's Educator of the Year award in 2018. Through his tireless dedication, Brad continues to shape the future of the construction industry by empowering students to pursue rewarding careers.

Cancelation Policy
Cancelations for all MCAKC events must be received prior to the event by email to learn@mcakc.org or by phone at 913-948-9200.