Heating and Ventilating
This is one of the things I love about the job – the variety and the fact that no two days are the same. And when I’m out on-site I feel as I’m learning all the time...Martin Davey, apprentice
From those grills you can see on a classroom wall, to the large networks of pipes that criss-cross factory ceilings, clues to how buildings work is all around us. Everywhere we go, whether it's a shop, an office, even a laboratory, we see the precise and complicated systems that make those buildings work.
The heating and ventilating industry installs innovative systems and new technologies to make buildings as energy efficient as possible. But this is no easy task: it requires highly trained people who have the ability to adapt and apply their skills to the installation of these complex systems.
- Pipework and ductwork installers use their skills to cut, form, weld, and join a wide range of materials utilised within a system
- Control and commissioning engineers use their knowledge to ensure systems meet design requirements for the building
- Maintenance engineers identify faults, fix them and, more importantly, plan and carry out service and maintenance activities on systems to make sure they work efficiently and effectively.