Nov 24, 2015

AHR Expo Offers Benefits for Mechanical Engineers

The show will be held Jan. 25 to 27, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.

AHR Expo

Co-sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE), the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) draws wide-reaching attendance by mechanical engineering professionals each year.

From veteran attendees who have realized consecutive job wins through relationship building at the show, to new professionals serious about advancing in their careers, the mechanical engineer audience represents a key focus of the 2016 AHR Expo’s exhibitions and programming.

Engineers planning to attend the event, held Jan. 25 to 27, 2016 in Orlando, Fla., anticipate value in the ability to view and discuss the industry’s newest technologies, from VRF/VRV to geothermal heat pumps, and controls to building management software. Likewise, they have communicated the importance of being able to evaluate the ongoing innovations in system categories like chillers, cooling towers and air handling units.

Across the mechanical engineering community, past attendees of AHR Expo echo the sentiment that, despite the challenges of managing a demanding workload, it has been valuable to make time to be at the show.

“I’ve attended every Show since 2010 and, despite ebbs and flows in my business, have made a point of attending because of the benefit in seeing people and their products in person,” said Warren “Trey” Austin III, owner of Littleton, Colo.-based Geo-Energy Services LLC.  “I’ve written new business from attending AHR Expo in the past, and it’s one of the most important events I participate in all year.”

Austin, a voting member of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 6.8 (Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Utilization), plans to attend both the 2016 AHR Expo and ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando.

Past mechanical engineer attendees have echoed a sentiment that AHR Expo provides a valuable experience each year. 

“A majority of my business comes from networking connections, so I know that the exchanges I have at AHR Expo are going to directly affect the company’s bottom line,” Austin said. “Nothing has helped my business grow like referrals have, and the majority of leads have come from attending this show. I also take the opportunity every year to look for new products in areas I don’t know as much about, and there’s just no other opportunity for me to do this at a similar scope and size.”