Julian de Vos from Kings College is heading along to Airpro, one of the country’s largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning companies, to find out what’s involved in becoming an HVAC engineer.
The company also manufactures much of its own sheet metal ducting so first up, Julian checks out how a computer generated drawing is transformed into the real thing in the factory. After his health and safety briefing, Julian is given an insight into some ducting that is being made for one of the company’s projects at the Auckland University Medical School. After being shown the ropes of how ducting is assembled, it’s time for Julian to turn his hand to the task!
Next he’s off to meet one of Airpro’s project managers at the job site to learn more about how the system works. In the plant room he can see how the duct work and pipe work are connected to large chillers where the water is cooled or heated to create the temperatures required throughout the building.
Julian learns there is plenty of variety in this industry, plenty of opportunities to work on some exciting projects and prospects for employment strong.
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