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The Latest Updates American University of Sharjah’s New Engineering and Science Building Complex to House World-Class Research Facilities and a State-of-the-Art Learning Environment New Technology Brings The Latest Conservation Benefits To Building Owners Solar Park Veendam – From Polluted Land to a Sustainable Energy Development 1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide to Be Abated by 2030: New Target Set by Etihad ESCO Ingersoll Rand Achieves 2020 Energy Efficiency Goal and Advances Climate Commitment with Renewable Energy

How Engineers Can Be The Best At What They Do: An Engineer’s Guide to Becoming a Quick Learner How Engineers Can Do More In Less Time 4 Things That Engineering Bosses Want to Tell You But Won’t Say Why Engineers Should Make a Personal Development Plan Creative Ways Engineers Can Increase How Much They Earn

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This Aircraft Seat Has an Embedded Air Conditioning System


American University of Sharjah’s New Engineering and Science Building Complex to House World-Class Research Facilities and a State-of-the-Art Learning Environment


Rising Construction Activities and Government 14 Initiatives To Develop Energy Efficient Buildings Would Promote Building Automation Systems Market in UAE - 6Wresearch 1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide to Be Abated by 2030: New Target Set by Etihad ESCO


Ingersoll Rand Achieves 2020 Energy Efficiency Goal and Advances Climate Commitment with Renewable Energy


How Engineers Can Do More In Less Time


New Technology Brings The Latest Conservation Benefits To Building Owners

Samsung Unveils Wind-Free™ and Environmentally-Friendly Air Conditioners at World’s Largest HVAC Exhibition


Why Engineers Should Make a Personal Development Plan


Redefining the Future of HVAC Industry: Raphael Khlat, the Man Behind Faisal Jassim Group


Solar Park Veendam – From Polluted Land to a Sustainable Energy Development


CHINT Cooperates with the Bangladesh Power Commission Supporting the 300MW IPP HFO Power Plant Project


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4 Things That Engineering Bosses Want to Tell You But Won’t Say


Creative Ways Engineers Can Increase How Much They Earn


The industrial scene has long been a race towards increasing productivity. One such means of achieving this is through the expansion of buildings or factories to better meet the surging demand. Industries must then cling to a reliable provider of quality HVAC products and systems that best address heat control of their expanding infrastructure. And within the territories of GCC countries, Faisal Jassim Trading Company LLC (FJTCO) stands tall as one of the best providers in the industry.


The company is known for its reliable HVAC products and solutions related to the building services industry. But if we dig deeper, we can see for ourselves the company’s journey in building its reputation throughout the years. And what better well to dip into for this information other than the one who steers the ship of this empire – Raphael Khlat, President of Faisal Jassim Group. In this exclusive cover feature, find out how Faisal Jassim is redefining the HVAC industry and get to know the man behind the company’s success and how he envisions the future of Faisal Jassim will be like. We have also included several special features on the magazine such as the following: • • • • •

American University of Sharjah’s New Engineering and Science Building Complex to House World-Class Research Facilities and a State-of-the-Art Learning Environment New Technology Brings The Latest Conservation Benefits To Building Owners Solar Park Veendam – From Polluted Land to a Sustainable Energy Development 1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide to Be Abated by 2030: New Target Set by Etihad ESCO Ingersoll Rand Achieves 2020 Energy Efficiency Goal and Advances Climate Commitment with Renewable Energy

Lastly, we have prepared special articles to help you be the best at what you do. Read our guide on how to become a quick learner. Find out how you can do more in less time and why engineers should make a personal development plan. Learn what your boss wants to tell you without directly saying it to you and find out which of our suggested creative ways you can apply to earn extra money. So go ahead, scroll through our pages and read the latest stories that put the spotlight on the HVACR industry. It’s that time of the month to sit back and relax. Get your monthly dose of engineering and technology news and stories with GineersNow: HVACR Leaders!

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This Aircraft Seat Has an Embedded Air Conditioning System It was designed to make passengers a lot more comfortable. HVAC companies constantly innovate, intersecting different industries with the various applications of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Now, a company has developed a business class seat that has an embedded air conditioning system. Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany, together with its partner Gentherm, maker of the first thermoelectrically heated and cooled seat system for the automotive industry, made what they call as the Aviation Double Seat. The seat features a combination of seat ventilation through fans and thermal regulation by seat heating. The result is a seat surface with an optimal temperature control plus continuous moisture removal, providing comfortable and dry climate against the back of the passengers. Such innovation will be displayed at the ILA Berlin 2018 on April 25, a technology show in

innovation and leadership in aerospace. No further details were given by Fraunhofer on when it will launch. This project was born out of the iSPACE, or Innovative Systems for Personalized Aircraft Cabin Environment, which was funded by the European Union. Other than Fraunhofer, nine more European partners were included to develop technologies that will enhance the comfort of passengers and enable them to adjust their personal indoor environment as well as to adapt the temperature and airflow to suit their personal needs. Much of the research work at Fraunhofer is in the development of making aircrafts a lot healthier and more comfortable through ecological and economical means. That includes finding ways to manage the indoor climate in aircraft, hence the Aviation Double Seat.

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American University of Sharjah’s New Engineering and Science Building Complex to House World-Class Research Facilities and a State-of-the-Art Learning Environment Faculty and students in the College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) are set to benefit from a stateof-the-art building currently being constructed on campus, and full renovation of the existing engineering building complex. The new, two-story Engineering and Science Building will cover close to 30,000 square metres, and contain 25 classrooms and 33 new laboratories, equipped with the most upto-date facilities. The renovated engineering buildings will house a modern project-based learning environment with makerspace and fabrication facilities, along with research laboratories for faculty that will contribute to four new research institutes being established 10

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at AUS: the Biosciences and Bioengineering Research Institute, the Materials Science and Engineering Research Institute, the Gulf Environments Research Institute, and the Smart Cities Research Institute. The new building will assign a substaintial area as collaborative work space (“makerspace”). The area will house equipment and supplies where CEN’s engineers-in-training can put their skills together to come up with ideas, and refine and perfect them to design an amazing range of projects. The space will also be used for the design aspect of the college’s Introduction to Engineering course where students are asked to design bridges, catapults, domes, planes, and cars using simple daily-used material.

With the recent launch of CEN’s first PhD program, Dean Dr. Richard Schoephoerster believes the new building will set the standard for engineering studies in the region, at both the undergraduate, and graduate level. He says: “We are witnessing impressive developments in engineering and science here at AUS, in large part thanks to the outstanding resources and facilities made available to faculty and students. Increasingly, students undertaking a bachelor’s or master’s degree expect that laboratories and other university resources will meet the highest international specifications and afford them the opportunity to participate in research and learning that has a meaningful impact in their field of interest. The new Engineering and Science Building at AUS will exceed these expectations, providing our students and faculty with the same level of resources that can be found in the world’s very best engineering schools. As we launch our new PhD in Engineering – Engineering Systems Management, our doctoral students will also benefit from the world-class facilities housed by the new building.”

The construction is setting new standards for environmental sustainability, with a comprehensive waste and recycling management plan underpinning the new build. The building’s design has been awarded a “2 Pearl” rating by Estidama, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s sustainable development initiative. The Pearl Rating System, or PRS, functions as a way of assessing the sustainability of a building, rating a building on a scale of one to five against four criteria; environmental, economic, social and cultural. The Engineering and Science Building is the first to achieve a “2 Pearl” rating outside of Abu Dhabi. Dean Schoephoerster says of the building’s environmental achievements; “From the very earliest design phase of the new building, we wanted to ensure that we were setting an example for sustainable construction. Engineers are at the forefront of developing solutions that will overcome challenges associated with global warming, renewable energy and waste management. We, therefore, HVACR Leaders • May 2018


needed to be confident that this new building utilizes the latest technology in energy and water use, and that it sets the benchmark for other new buildings, not just at the university, but throughout the UAE, and even further afield.” As one of the largest engineering schools in the region, the College of Engineering at AUS currently has 2,438 students enrolled at the undergraduate level, and 254 students enrolled at the master’s level. With demand for places at the college high, the new building will be able to accommodate a growing number of engineering students at the university without compromising the quality of education for which AUS is well known. The new facility will also allow AUS to expand the number of programs it offers through the College of Engineering, with plans to expand the number of graduate programs, and enhance the university’s research impact. Dr. Schoephoerster says: “We are currently developing a Strategic Plan for the College of Engineering, with one of the main objectives of this plan to expand the scope of programs we offer, particularly at a master’s and doctoral level. With seven bachelor’s programs and eight master’s programs currently available (and the first PhD program offered this coming Fall), we have one of the Middle East’s most


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extensive engineering offerings. However, with a growing youth population in the Middle East, and more and more school students seeking a university place, demand continues to grow. We, therefore, need to be taking action that will address this need and provide those students with the capability to undertake an engineering degree, the opportunity to do so “It is also of importance to us that we make a real contribution to research outcomes in the engineering and science fields. Part of our mission is to deliver research results that promote the UAE’ s aims of becoming an advanced, knowledge-based economy. This new Engineering and Science Building Complex will, therefore, help us deliver upon two of our key goals: opening up more places for talented engineering students, and giving these students and our faculty the sort of facilities that will allow for impressive research outcomes to be realized.” With approximately 20 percent of the building now finished, the expected completion date for the new building is June 2019. To find out more about the College of Engineering at American University of Sharjah, please visit:

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6Wresearch has recently published a new report titled “UAE Building Automation Control Systems Market (2018-2024)” provides indepth analysis with 63 figures and 14 tables covered in more than 140 pages. The report estimates and forecast the overall building automation systems market by revenues, product type, regions and applications such as residential, commercial office, hospitality and others. The report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the on-going trends, opportunities/high growth areas and market drivers which would help the stakeholders to device and align their market strategies according to the current and future market dynamics. Growing affinity for smart homes and automated buildings across the country are accelerating the demand for building automation systems. Further, adoption of energy efficient solutions in commercial and residential buildings to optimize electricity usage and regulate temperature inside the buildings are further spurring the market growth. Additionally, growing need for security in commercial offices and retail buildings such as malls, supermarkets and hypermarkets would lead to a rise in deployment of automatically programmed security devices to regulate routine functions smoothly. According to 6Wresearch, UAE Building Automation Control Systems Market revenues are projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during 2018-24. UAE is set to host a mega event, “World Expo 2020”, which would act as a major driver for the growth of Building Automation Control Systems market. Intensive infrastructure development including malls, hotels, tourist centric places, shopping centers and world parks are underway to accommodate high tourist footfall during the event. These factors would spur the growth of building automation systems market during 2018-20.

According to Ravi Bhandari, Assistant Manager, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, “HVAC systems in building automation acquired the largest revenue share due to growing demand for automatic cooling and heating devices inside buildings to regulate the temperature. Additionally, energy management devices such as smart meters would exhibit highest growth during the forecast period on account of government initiatives towards the concept of energy efficient solutions and regulation of electricity usage in various areas.” According to Priya Sharma, Research Associate, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, “UAE hospitality sector is expected to receive huge investment on account of World Expo 2020. Further, to attract more tourists every year, UAE government is planning to construct more number of tourist centric places which would help the hospitality sector to grow even more swiftly and would subsequently affect the market growth of building automation systems.” “Under the country’s development plan - UAE Vision 2021, the commercial, industrial and transportation sectors would also experience rise in capital investment. Hence, increasing construction activities in these sectors would help the building automation systems market to prosper during the forecast period,” Priya further added. Some of the key players in UAE Building Automation Systems Market includeSchneider Electric, Siemens, Honeywell International, Johnson Controls International, ABB Automation, Crestron Electronics, Naffco, Carel Industries, Vacker and Greentec Automation.

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1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide to Be Abated by 2030: New Target Set by Etihad ESCO More than 1 million Tons of Carbon Dioxide will be abated by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai - according to the new targets revealed by Dubai’s Etihad Energy Services Company, Etihad ESCO, at the 4th annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards which began today. The event highlighted the growing investments being made and projects being established to help save electricity, reduce water consumption and raise awareness on energy efficiency in Dubai. Ali Al-Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO revealed targets to have 5.6 billion imperial gallons of water saved by 2030 through new initiatives. 16

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Solar projects were also a key focus of the event which showed that 1,000 kWp will be generated on the rooftops of Dubai World Trade Center as well as 3,000 kWp from solar panels on the roofs of 640 villas in Hatta. AlJassim focused on how through such projects, Dubai will become a role model in energy efficiency by implementing cost-effective electricity and water demand saving measures, as well as developing a green service market. He also stated that the partnership with the British University in Dubai, supported by Dubai Supreme Council, is a complete success embracing training programs for executive managers, engineers, technicians and financiers. The program is planned to add

the solar sector and reach out to the GCC countries. Case studies during the event showed how DEWA has made 30% energy savings through retrofit projects as well as 2 million AED a year in monetary savings. This was a result of replacement of chiller plants, significant retrofit of HVAC systems and retrofit of seven DEWA buildings in Dubai. Lighting was analysed as a key aspect of energy efficiency and described as a ‘low hanging fruit’ during the event. It was shown how lighting can have an important impact on energy savings with the example of Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Limited’s project. It involved lighting retrofit of 1,656 villas and 110,000 lighting fixtures leading to energy savings of a remarkable 80% as well as 0.57 million AED a year. Al-Jassim commented: “It is important that we continue raising awareness in Dubai on the benefits of retrofitting and its positive impact on the environment. We are working closely with residential groups, government, commercial entities and industrial organizations to provide support and assistance on education around energy efficiency and sustainability. This event goes a long way in spreading the message and in setting new targets for the future.” “We have launched the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program which is a consortium of three local and international partners who will deliver 19 training sessions, offering 12 certifications for members. Initiatives like these will help educate and motivate people to consider changes in technology that will lead to more energy efficient buildings across the Emirate,” added Al-Jassim. It was also revealed for the first time that Etihad ESCO has signed its first project outside of Dubai in Abu Dhabi to retrofit two industrial facilities. Another significant announcement was that

Etihad ESCO will now manage the building labelling scheme for existing buildings under the leadership of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the regulation of Dubai RSB. The premier thought leadership event, being held from 10 to 11 April at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai, showcased some of the latest innovation and retrofit technology being introduced to the market and the sustainability benefits being gained from the billions of dollars of investment that have been made in the Emirates. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set the goal of reducing energy demand by 30% by 2030 and to retrofit 30,000 buildings by the same year. Retrofitting and refurbishing existing buildings have been identified as core strategies to reduce overall energy demand. Hosted and strategically endorsed by Etihad ESCO and TAQATI, The 4th annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards gathered more than 250 attendees and 45 industry experts to discuss, debate and find innovative ways to deliver on the UAE’s retrofit programme for buildings. Solution providers like Sylvania, Honeywell, Quantum Eurostar, Siemens, Daikin, Weber, Kimmco Isover, Talisen International, Belimo, Armstrong, Dow, ABB, Envirofina, Opple Lighting, City Care Energy Solutions, Taqeef, Optima, NVC Lighting, Madico, CU Phosco, Ledvance, Smart Automation Energy, Auto Millennium Group, Farnel, Al Yousuf Engineering, Emirates Insolaire, Kromatix, Edge Technology, LPA Lighting, Environmental Solutions & Consultancy, Duserve, Mistbox, Luceco and Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies all showcased their retrofitting products and solutions to more than 250 professionals in the market. This prestigious event also included a dedicated awards ceremony that recognised and celebrated excellence and achievements in this field. HVACR Leaders • May 2018


Ingersoll Rand Achieves 2020 Energy Efficiency Goal and Advances Climate Commitment with Renewable Energy


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Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in its global Climate Commitment ahead of schedule and is deepening its commitment with on-site and off-site renewable energy investments. Achieving Energy Efficiency Goals As part of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand committed to a 35 percent reduction of its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint from its own operations by 2020. To deliver on this goal, the company targeted a 10 percent increase in energy efficiency from a 2013 baseline – and has achieved the goal two years ahead of schedule[1]. “Energy efficiency is a primary consideration in everything we do across our own operations and for our customers in the building, industrial and transport industries,” said Paul Camuti, senior vice president of Innovation and chief technology officer for Ingersoll Rand. “We are pleased to achieve this significant milestone, and thank the Ingersoll Rand team around the world for reducing energy use and our impact on the environment, and enhancing sustainable value for our customers.” Ingersoll Rand conducted an energy audit of its own large

facilities and upgraded air conditioning systems, building controls and lighting, and eliminated energy leakage from its compressed air systems while measuring, validating and reporting the results. It reduced energy use by 109,000 MM BTUs and electricity consumption by 22,000 MWh, which is the equivalent of not burning 26 million pounds of coal and powering 1,750 homes for one year. Committing to On-site and Offsite Renewable Energy Use The company announced investments in renewable energy technologies to deepen its Climate Commitment and reduce its impact on the environment. At three large manufacturing sites in the U.S. and China, Ingersoll Rand initiated or commissioned on-site solar installations to address 15 percent of the energy load at these locations. This is equivalent to saving 560,000 gallons of gasoline and taking 1,000 cars off the road. In addition to on-site renewable energy sources, Ingersoll Rand has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for approximately 100,000 MWh of wind power annually. The wind farm is in Baylor County, Texas. The PPA replaces 32 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use with green energy, and reduces U.S. Scope 2 GHG Emissions from Electricity by 32 percent. This is the equivalent of recycling

26,000 tons of waste instead of sending it to a landfill, and preserving 600 acres of U.S. forests. “Availability and accessibility of renewable energy options continues to increase, making it attractive to manufacturers like Ingersoll Rand and to our customers,” said Keith Sultana, senior vice president – Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain for Ingersoll Rand. “We engaged our own Trane Energy Supply business to provide a roadmap on how to be smarter about our energy purchases, and to organize an agreement that is responsible to the environment and good for our business.” Announcing the News at the Business Renewable Center Annual Event Leaders from the company shared the news at the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center (BRC) annual event in Jersey City, New Jersey last evening with representatives from 100 member companies. BRC is a membership program of Rocky Mountain Institute that provides educational support for buyers, developers and intermediaries to accelerate the market for corporate renewable energy procurement. To date, BRC members like Ingersoll Rand have contracted for more than 10 GW of new, renewable energy.

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How Engineers Can Do More In Less Time

Get things done in the least amount of time possible

Studies show that most people are unproductive at work. And when you’re an engineer trying to get to the top, that can be a very dangerous trap to fall in. But if there’s just so much to do in so little time, how do you handle it without the burnout? Well luckily, Science has given us a few ways to help: Some people are more energized in the morning, some in the afternoon, and some at night. Try to find out where you stand in the spectrum. If you tend to wake up early and do fine with the standard work hour, you’re likely to be a morning person. If you’re tired during the first half and get into full work mode on the second half, you’re an afternoon person. If you’re eternally exhausted throughout the workday but tend to stay up at night, you’re most likely a night owl. Find out when you’re at your peak and try to adjust your work schedule to it.

Get enough sleep

Research has shown that sleep allows the body to rest and repair itself for the grind the following day. So despite our culture’s tendency to pull allnighters, just sleep in and set that work aside for tomorrow. Your body will thank you for it.

Take a break

Our bodies aren’t exactly designed to keep working and working for 8 hours straight. We get tired for a reason. Remember, Productivity is about excelling at the tasks that generate the highest value, not doing the most number of tasks. Our body can only focus for 90-120 minutes at a time. To help you through this, you need to take the “basic rest-activity cycle”, where after every 1-2 hours you take a 15-20 minute break throughout the day. It gives you enough time to rest and refocus and still get stuff done.

Get an office plant

Yes, I know, this is a bit odd. But science says it helps. Apparently, houseplants in the office helps workers become 15% more productive. Maybe it’s the fresh air and reconnection to nature where we belong. 20

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New Technology Brings The Latest Conservation Benefits To Building Owners

Futuristic Solution Reduces Costs While Boosting Energy Efficiency and Durability In today’s hyper-competitive property market, building owners and managers are constantly on the lookout for ways to increase tenant satisfaction, while reducing overhead. This constant tension has had a profound impact 22

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on the way that buildings are designed, staffed and maintained. But now, the rise of advanced HVAC solutions is even helping to protect the planet. How can this be? How can technology designed primarily to meet the key needs of building owners (durability, flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness) yield benefits on such a wide scale?

First, we need to take a step back and examine how energy efficiency took on such a degree of importance, particularly in the most developed economies. Building owners have long flocked to efficient solutions for their ability to reduce operational costs, but in recent years another justifying reason has emerged. More than any other design trend, the desire to reduce a building’s environmental footprint has become an important cultural signifier. While once seen as simply a way to save costs, an increasing number of building owners now view effective energy consumption as a moral issue. This rise in interest has financed a new generation of innovation in energy efficient solutions specifically designed to bring down operational costs. Headlining this fresh wave of usercentered solutions is the LG MULTI V 5, which offers the streamlined functionality necessary to both optimize energy efficiency, and maximize user comfort. Mr. Yong Geun Choi, President, LG Electronics Gulf, said, “Building owners are increasingly looking to provide their tenants with energyefficient cooling solutions. This ensures that occupants have clean air, but without the added operational costs and the bonus of sustainability. LG recognizes the need for such sustainable solutions and is constantly innovating to bring the latest technological advances to market, serving building owners and the communities they house with the best climate control solutions available.” Balancing eco-friendly credentials with impressive performance specs, the MULTI V 5 emerged as the right solution at the right time. Its innovative Dual Sensing Control monitors temperature and humidity levels, allowing the MULTI V 5 to expertly combine advanced software and smart sensors with engineering knowledge. In addition to keeping energy costs down via its array of efficiency-boosting features, the MULTI V 5 is also equipped with advanced software that allows users to set predefined limits on energy consumption. These smart operational guidelines serve to increase efficiency by

analyzing and comparing usage patterns on a month-by-month basis. The information gleaned from these tests helps reduce energy use, lowering operational costs for the benefit of the building owner and the environment. Like energy efficiency, durability has long been a key criterion for building owners looking to invest in a new HVAC solution. While not generally regarded as a threat to advanced solutions, salt, sand and other elements brought in by strong sea winds (as well as industrial pollution) can reduce the lifespan of even the most sophisticated units. LG’s exclusive Ocean Black Fin heat exchanger is specially designed for durable and long-lasting performance even in corrosive environments. This ability to thrive in any environment testifies to the versatility and flexibility of the MULTI V 5. The solution’s sleek appearance combines with its slim profile to diminish is impact on the building’s external appearance. In addition, the compact nature of the VRF helps to speed up the installation process while also freeing up additional floor space. For building owners looking to get the most out of their properties, these space-efficient solutions allow for a greater degree of freedom in floor design. Whether clearing space for large atriums or creating additional storage nooks, savvy building owners will be sure that none of their newfound space goes to waste. While the MULTI V 5 is ideal for building owners, in the end we all benefit from the advancing capabilities of modern HVAC solutions. Seamlessly combining features that improve energy efficiency, boost durability and strengthen flexibility, the MULTI V 5 is delicately crafted to provide everything that building owners prioritize in their solutions. These benefits and more make it clear that the MULTI V 5 is the ultimate solution for building owners precisely because of its ability to reliably create comfortable environments for occupants. Everything from modern offices and loft apartments to open public buildings can benefit from what the MULTI V 5 can offer.

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How Engineers Can Be The Best At What They Do Here is a guide to help bring out the best version of yourselves. There are some people with simple dreams. Mostly they just want to live a normal life and earn enough to support themselves. Others dream big, and these people have the most exciting journeys. Then again, dreaming bigger also means having to face bigger obstacles, and in order to overcome these, you have to become a master at what you do, and be the best version of yourself. Doing just that can be difficult. We already have little free time as working engineers, giving us little room to develop our skills. Most people fall into the trap of pushing it aside, or just giving up. There’s just too little time and too much competition. But a simple change in lifestyle can give anyone the strength to push through, and become a better version of themselves in the process. This

is phase 1: and at this point, you’re good enough that you’re in a high position, a boss or manager at a firm or the founder of your own startup. Here, you’re earning enough off of your passion for engineering to support yourself plus a little more, and are closer to your dream than most. But that isn’t enough. Being the best means being in that top 1% at your own game. And getting there requires a total change of your very being. Your habits, your thoughts, and your way of thinking. How do you do that, well here’s where to start:

Start As An Amateur This is where a lot of people get stuck. Some people are just way too much of a perfectionist. They want their first work to immediately become a masterpiece. But that shouldn’t be the case. Instead of worrying about perfection, just do it to finish it– and as you continue on you’ll learn and

improve your way to mastery. There are a lot of online sensations that start of simple like posting random YouTube videos continuously for a few months. Usually they would go unnoticed until eventually, one or more of their content becomes viral.

marathon. Most burn out and quit. It’ll test your commitment and will. Keep doing what you’re doing, no matter how long or exhausted you are. Remind yourself that you’re doing this because you love it, not because you want to be rich or popular.

The goal at first is “finish, not perfect”. If you’re an engineer who loves to design, or maybe invent new gadgets and gizmos, go ahead and plan something out and finish it. Don’t stress too much on additional details. Finish a project first and keep creating more consistently. You’ll soon get to that breakthrough moment.

Allow Time For Recovery

Get Coaching/Education Next is that you have to take your dreams seriously. That means getting a mentor, because there’s always more to learn to improve your craft. Get a teacher. Go to graduate school. Take an online course. Get a few business courses. Whatever it takes, you need to learn from the best to become the best.

Stop Living The Broken Rules Everyone Else Is Living Most people play by the rules- it’s the normal thing to do. But you know what? Sometimes to get something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. So go ahead, think outside of the box. Take calculated risks. When everyone else is zigging, you zag. Do the opposite of what everyone else is doing, it’ll help you stand out. “The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea,” says Peter Diamandis. A crazy idea to some means it’s the right path for you. C’mon, Bill Gates didn’t say “I’ll just optimize the performance of this blue-screened textonly machinery.” He wanted to create a digital revolution, and he did.

Be Consistent Until You Have A Break Through Waiting for that breakthrough moment can be tough, since we never know how long it’ll take. While you’re waiting for it to happen, make sure to be consistent. Remember, life is a

Learn to be 100% on when you’re working, and 100% off when you’re not. While it’s great to work hard, doing too much will burn you out and bring you towards a downward spiral of fatigue and procrastination. So give yourself a break from time to time. Hang out with friends. Take a vacation. Party. Do whatever makes you feel great and you’ll have much more energy to jump back into work.

Get in the zone You need to warm up before the marathon. The same goes for working. Before you start, you need to ease yourself into the zone before you obtain that optimal performance. Give yourself 20-60 minutes to do any routine that’ll help alter your emotional state. Get rid off all that fear and anxiety and negativity before you work. Gear your mind. Begin to focus. This can be yoga, exercise, doing a simple part of your work and progressively working towards harder stuff.

Embrace the anxiety Let’s face it, fearlessness doesn’t exist. We all have fear, it’s part of our biology. So instead of learning how not to be afraid, learn to deal with it. The moment before euphoria is a moment of pain. When most people hit this block, they quit. Remind yourself that getting through this will put you ahead of them. Charge on. Push yourself beyond what you think your limits are.

Do it because you love it Finally, remind yourself this is all because of what you love. If you live for the fame and the fortune, you’re doing it wrong, and you’re more likely to quit when a mountain is in your way. Your passion for engineering is what drives you towards success. It’s this passion that makes you want to become the best. HVACR Leaders • May 2018


Creative Ways Engineers Can Increase How Much They Earn

How can you increase your value at work to be able to earn more? Everyone wants to earn more. However, most of the time working hard has little effect on how much you earn. It may seem harsh, but most of the time it’s true. No matter how much overtime hours you render at work, will have little or no effect on your current salary. In our society, what you earn is usually based on the value of what it is you do. 26

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Dollar amounts are placed on everyday tasks, and payment is offered based on who can give the desired outcome. Payment is also related to supply and demand. For example, lots of people are capable of scrubbing toilets, but not everyone can manage a construction project.

you to earn more for yourself. Do some research and look for different parties that are willing to pay for that role.

Choose long term jackpots Learn to be patient. No one becomes an instant expert at something overnight. Even those who are innately talented still have a lot to learn through experience. Once you’ve chosen a role don’t just focus on short term raises, focus on long term jackpots instead. As you are still in the lower end of the learning curve, continue to prove yourself and improve your abilities. Forget asking for extra pay for the extra 2 hours you’ve spent at a certain task. When you’re still starting, it’s better to focus on quality, as well as connections. Instead of asking for that extra 2 hours pay, ask your client to introduce you to someone that you could add to your connections. This will help you ladder up your success to your next projects. Master your craft while making connections.

Don’t tell people why they should pay you more. Show them.

So, as engineers who want to improve in their field and earn more, what can you do? How can you increase your value to the point where you are earning more than what is considered average for your responsibilities?

Research and Absorb Do some research and learn what is most valuable about your role. You can try rereading your job description that was given to you when you first started your job, and from the list of responsibilities find out which one is of most value. Or if you currently don’t have a job, find a strong characteristic that you have that can help

Action speaks louder than words. We all know this. If you’re an engineer who is currently employed, then show everyone (especially your bosses) that you deserve to be paid more or be given a promotion. If you have a business on the side, show your clients that what they are paying for is so worth it that they will want to come back again. Stop telling. Start showing.

Ask Not everything will be served on a silver platter for you. While there are bosses who suddenly call you up and give you that raise you deserve, most aren’t like that. If you feel that you deserve to be paid more, in whatever you are working in, it’s your responsibility to ask. Talk to your boss. You may need to be prepared for a “no”, but don’t be disheartened. Explain to them what value you provide that makes you believe you deserve those earnings. HVACR Leaders • May 2018


Samsung Unveils Wind-Free™ and Environmentally-Friendly Air Conditioners at World’s Largest HVAC Exhibition residential and commercial air conditioners that contain R32, an environmentally-friendly refrigerant alternative, to keep in line with the strengthened environmental regulations in Europe. When compared with the standard R410A refrigerant, R32 has only one-third of its global warming potential (GWP) and is characterized by its high-efficiency even in lower quantities.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled plans to leverage its industry-leading air conditioning solutions at Mostra Convego Expocomfort 2018 (MCE) in Milan, Italy to strengthen its position in the European HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) market. The biennially-held MCE is the largest HVAC exhibition in the world, drawing over 2,000 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors from around the world to showcase the latest industry technologies. At the expo, Samsung continuined to promote its revolutionary and unique Wind-Free™ technology in Europe and exhibited the full lineup of Wind-Free™ air conditioner units for both residential and commercial use, including the 1-Way and 4-Way units.


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“Samsung is firmly positioning itself as an industry-leader in the global B2B market with our innovative products and exceptional technology,” said Charles H. Park, Vice President of Digital Appliance Business at Samsung Electronics. “We expect to leverage our expertise with HVAC technologies further in the European market with our acclaimed Wind-Free™ technology and IoT capabilities.” The Wind-Free™ technology is one of the most outstanding innovations featured. After reaching the desired temperature with Fast Cooling mode, it then maintains the ideal temperature without any direct wind by gently dispersing cool and still air through micro air holes for a natural cooling effect through Wind-Free™ technology. Samsung also introduced both

Samsung also displayed customized air conditioning solutions for specific environments at the exhibit by dividing the booth into specific zones: Residence, Office Building, Hotel, and Retail. Various B2B customers had the chance to see the b.IoT server, Samsung’s unique integrated building management solution, as well as a SmartThings-based smart home that demonstrate Samsung’s vision of connected living. Samsung also showcased a variety of air conditioning products such as the energyefficient 360 Cassette, the circular air conditioner that provides even cooling with minimized direct wind. In addition, the small-capacity DVM S Eco HR, which can simultaneously operate cooling and heating in homes or small commercial spaces, will also be on display.

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Why Engineers Should Make a Personal Development Plan This tool can have a great impact in your career. More often than not, the career plans of engineers are only made inside their minds. They are almost never written or stated explicitly, which lacks the opportunity and convenience in checking if the current status of employment is in line with the career goals. For engineers to be able to plan effectively for their future, establish a direction for career growth, and take responsibility for their career paths, they need to have a Personal Development Plan or PDP.

What is this exactly? A Personal Development Plan is a structured tool in creating an action plan based on an individual’s learning, performance & achievements, to plan for his or her personal, professional and educational development. Its primary purpose is to help employees, like engineers, to reach shortand long-term career goals as well as improve current job performance. It has be written in print or stored digitally, whichever is convenient. Because the PDP has to be constantly reviewed and updated since it is a lifelong process of guiding the engineers’ career. There are four critical areas of 30

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importance that can be found in a PDP. Here are those listed below:

What goals are you aiming for? The most basic aspect of all PDPs is the statement of goals, which is the first step. Without this, it’s fairly difficult to have a strategic plan and make career decisions along the way. Goal statement requires an honest analysis of oneself. For engineers, this means that they should have a vision of what they want to do in the future, and which goals are considered short, medium, and long term.

Weigh in on your current situation Where are you now as an engineering professional? This question asks engineers to identify their key competencies, skills to develop, and resources available. To be able to establish the current situation helps in strategizing.

A concrete actionable plan This step is where engineers are needed to put into details what needs to be done to achieve career goals. Activities like completing trainings,

choosing employers, looking for other sources of income, and even planning family life, among others, are done in this stage. A concrete action plan should come with a reasonable timescale depending on objectives.

Review your progress After a considerable time, engineers should go back to their PDPs and check whether the goals have been met and action plans have been executed. The PDP has to be reviewed constantly if engineers want a much more secure career in the future.

Redefining the Future of HVAC Industry:

Raphael Khlat,

the Man Behind Faisal Jassim Group The HVAC industry should be growing and evolving. Innovations should be destroying the grasps of mediocrity in our markets, creating opportunities to conquer and grow as a business. But we are in such dire times where businesses barely take notice of change and progress and become satisfied provided they have the market share. Faisal Jassim Group, however, chooses to break the chains of such path to forge its own. Known for service that screams exemplary in all aspects, world-class products and a company culture that embodies their core values, Faisal Jassim has risen to the epitome of its market to be one of the most preferred companies for clients and contractors in GCC countries. And through its shining beacon, its president, Mr. Raphael Khlat, they are set to blaze a trail into the future by investing in innovation and creating their own brand. They wanted to steer away from being traders or stockist to being solution providers. They view the horizons ahead of them as an open market where power lies behind the freedom to move between markets. Also, they break their boundaries to enter new territories even beyond GCCs. Still, all of these will be nothing but a dream, if not for the story of a man who built the company from the bottom ground up.

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Engineering as Building Blocks As a child, Raphael had always viewed the world through the lenses of insatiable curiosity as he learned new things. And as he scaled the ladders of higher education, he found engineering as his life’s calling. “I always liked learning how things worked. When I was young, I loved to build mechanical toys and spent a lot of time in my father’s workshop. I was fascinated with gear mechanisms and their control. I like knowing how things work in detail. This is a good part of what I like in engineering,” Raphael stated as his reason for choosing engineering as his path towards success. The air conditioning business became Khlat’s 34

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initial training grounds, who had acquired his degree in electrical engineering then. He became allied with different companies where he honed his weapons in the technical and marketing battlegrounds. Through his experiences in the vast and numerous fields of the industry, he learned more about the ins and outs of the realms of HVAC. Long working hours and time pressure characterized the learning years of his days being tossed by the torrential waves of the industry. It was his dedication, hard work and persistence that sowed the seeds and made him bore fruit as a professional. The result was him being at the head of the armada of Faisal Jassim. Through the years, he was able to convert a three-staff cube of an office into the HVAC empire we now know today with over a thousand of employees.

Concrete Mix of Success “We want to be an expert in everything we do. If you want to create a product, you want to do it very well,” Raphael stated regarding Faisal Jassim’s recipe for success. Grabbing opportunities is the true ace of this card game. According to Raphael, great brands with local added value score big in the market in GCC countries. “We started by figuring out how to do more locally with our pump products,” he recalled an opportunity when he tried to sell a pumping package that lost the interest of contractors

because of its high price and complexity. He continued, “I loved the product and I believed in it, so I invested, deployed people and localized resources to build economically pumping packages to our market needs and standards.” Raphael believes that when an opportunity arises, it should inspire us to work even harder to conquer the battlefields of the market. As his elixir in battle to keep him invigorated and confident, he imparts, “The drive of the team is to reach objectives whatever commitment it takes. It is a matter of resilience and hard work especially when invested on a brand that represents us and we are proud of.”

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Fail-proof Walls and Roofing “Failure can be described in many ways, but the bottom line is to learn from it, ” Raphael shared on how the company rises from some of its of failures to press on. “We learn from what happened with humility and make sure we build new systems and procedures that will ensure that it will not happen again.” The company does not, however, see the past failing iterations as mere skeletons to be hidden in the closet. They believe that such failures are needed to gain the necessary alloys to forge even stronger swords in the challenges to come. “I think we are here today because we have learned across time what is really important and essential. We learned early on to depend on ourselves to build our knowledge, take advise to build expertise and honor commitment to our customers and partners alike. We focused on building long lasting relationships,” he shared on the company’s stalwart demeanor when it comes to the difficulties they face.

The Company as a Home Faisal Jassim is a company anchored in transparency and freedom among its team. They don’t believe in micromanagement. They want each of their employees to feel and act like a building block in the grand puzzle of success of the company. Fairness has long been etched onto the company’s core values applies it to uphold their commitments. “Faisal Jassim has an open culture. You can come in my office and share with me your thoughts, ideas, or frustrations. If the story is bad, I want to know how bad it is, and I am interested to know your failures as much as your successes. Feel free to tell me exactly what’s going on,” Raphael said. He also pointed out that for a company to seize the throne of its own market, its individual parts must be constantly fortified, their skills constantly honed, and their hunger constantly fed with a larger version of what can become. Vision and dedication keep most of its staff and partners driven for decades.


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Moving Into the Future with Faisal Jassim Faisal Jassim envisions a future where its brand can steer its own ship to form its own character while continuously challenging itself. Such brand can spearhead FJ to a better company, fit to lead the HVAC Industry. “We strive to be experts in what we offer and build our edge. What we are today should really be much better tomorrow. We should be always one step ahead in the product development and decide to lead rather than be totally wiped out by competition,” Raphael said. “We constantly aspire to build partnerships with our customers, whom we strive to earn their trust. We will continue building FJ as a platform who can retain, attract, and enable entrepreneurs who share with us the same values, to join us and build our company into the future,” he shared his future aspirations. From learning from their mistakes to seizing different opportunities that presents itself, expect the Faisal Jassim Group to blaze even more trails with their innovative products and services to cater to their clients in different GCC countries. Their passion and commitment in continuously evolving as a company proves how dedicated they are in becoming the best in the HVAC industry.

“Faisal Jassim has an open culture. You can come in my office and tell me whatever you like. I want to know your failures as much as your successes.” Raphael Khlat

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Solar Park Veendam – From Polluted Land to a Sustainable Energy Development Astronergy / Chint Solar officially inaugurates a new 15.5 MW solar park in the municipality of Veendam, Province of Groningen, Netherlands. Astronergy / Chint Solar officially inaugurates a new 15.5 MW solar park in the municipality of Veendam, Province of Groningen, Netherlands. The project, which was the largest solar PV project connected in 2017 in the Netherlands, was acquired end of 2016 from a local developer and was brought to a successful completion and connection in December 2017 by Chint. The polluted land that was found unsuitable for agricultural use found in solar a new purpose. The 15 hectares strip of land located in the heart of the industrial area of Veendam, was vacant for a long time and part of the ground had suffered from contamination during years 46

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of industrial use. Solar presents itself as perfect solution for such cases, where little to no disturbance of the soil is desirable and can convert an otherwise unusable land into an economic and sustainability landmark for the region. The solar park, which will, during its operational lifetime, offset more than 240 kiloton of CO2, will produce enough energy every year to power 5900 homes. “We are proud to have stepped into this project and to have contributed to its full success. It was a team effort which enabled the realization of the project with a strong collaboration and participation from all public stakeholders. We see the Veendam Solar Park as a landmark

and role model that we wish to replicate in the Netherlands in the coming years. Chint is a pioneer in the solar energy sector and is fully committed to contribute to a successful energy transition in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, away from fossil fuels and into a sustainable and clean energy future.” Dr. Lu, Chuan the CEO of Astronergy/Chint Solar commented. The project was initially developed by local company Powerfield and acquired by Chint in December 2016. From that point onwards Chint was actively engaged with the Municipality of Veendam, the Province of Groningen and other local entities, private companies and advisors to ensure the project’s development would be carried on fulfilling all of the regulatory and legal requirements. During the first half of 2017 all the open technical and development items were concluded, and the project reached financial closure in the summer time. Construction of the solar park, which was carried out by the specialized firm Golbeck Solar, started on the 4th of September and progressed at an impressive rate to mount all 57.288 solar panels and connect by 29th of December to the Enexis

Veendam substation across the canal from the project location. “The end phase of the construction was quite challenging as the bad weather and amount of water on the ground threatened to delay the progress and endanger a timely connection. With the excellent support of the local grid operator Enexis and all involved parties in construction we finally connected the park and achieved first energy export before the last days of 2017.” Dr. Lu, Chuan said What’s next? Chint intends to remain very active in the Netherlands and is already planning the construction of the next solar park with 15.2 MW in Andijk, Municipality of Medemblik, province of Noord-Holland. The medium term goal is ambitious. The company is working on early stage development of additional 500 MW to be built over the course of the next 2 to 3 years. This will be achieved in close collaboration with several municipalities, provinces and many other public entities, and in partnering with local private companies in the industry.

CHINT Cooperates with the Bangladesh Power Commission Supporting the 300MW IPP HFO Power Plant Project CHINT Cooperates with the Bangladesh Power Commission Supporting the 300MW IPP HFO Power Plant Project In February, 2018, CHINT began collaboration on the IPP project of the Bangladesh Power Development Commission in Jessore and Comilla. The HFO power plant’s total capacity of electricity is about 400MW and installed capacity is more than 300MW. When finished, the electricity supplied by the plant will be incorporated directly into the National grid of Bangladesh, which will provide electricity throughout the local areas of that region. Bangladesh is one of the most important countries in the one belt, one road and maritime Silk Road. Because of this important initiative, CHINT has expanded investment and has begun cooperation on projects of the governments of Pilipinas, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey. The Bangladesh economy has poised for great things most recently. When this project goes into operation, it will greatly relieve

the local demand and promote local economic development and social development within the country. CHINT can offer the one-stop solutions for our customers with a complete product line portfolio that provides solid power protection and complete global certification standards. Although this construction project has aggressive timetables, CHINT can be expected to complete its part on budget, on time, and also delivering top product quality. The Bangladesh Power Development Commission’s tough evaluation of CHINT’s capabilities resulted finally in beating out all other competitors through a determined and sustained effort by the CHINT team. The installation and construction of the substation is currently under way and is

expected to be completed in April. CHINT is providing 132 kV primary equipment, complete integration covering three product lines for high voltage transmission and distribution: power transformers, high-voltage switch (isolation switch, circuit breaker), high-voltage components (current Transformer, voltage transformer, lightning arrester), 35kV and below power cable. This project is perfectly aligned with CHINT’s market positioning. The end result will be a thriving, growing economy in Bangladesh as a result of this project.

CHINT’s Product Line will Launch in Algeria From Feb 12-15th, CHINT attended the 2018 SEER fair in Algeria. During the exhibition, multiple products and systems were presented to many professional participants on site, such as House building, solar power supply system, Industrial control, Industrial inverter and softstarter solution, and the NEXT series. Even though it was the first appearance at this event,

CHINT’s booth attracted much attention from more than 200 participants. Because the event was held during the China Spring Festival, CHINT staffers all wore Chinese traditional costume to celebrate! The 2018 SEER fair is the first event dedicated exclusively to electricity and renewable energies in Algeria. This fair was held from February 12th through the 15th, 2018 in Alger, and exhibitors included most of the local equipment manufacturers, distributors, design institute, panel builders etc. The stable growth of international trade in CHINTAlgeria market, is a result of CHINT’s strategy of local events and Marketing focus within the region to boost sales. Participation at the SEER fair demonstrates CHINT’s determination in following through on this marketing strategy. Later this year in 2018, the first overseas CHINT assembly line will begin production in Algeria, further accelerating CHINT’s regional development in the Algeria market.

An Engineer’s Guide to Becoming a Quick Learner Picking up on things quicker than other people is not really a ‘gift’. Simple practices allows young engineers to be quick learners themselves. 50

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a knack for learning things faster. Here are some ways on how you can improve your speed of learning.

You have to learn how to fail If you want to develop a skill or to learn something new, you have to be prepared for everything. Failure is a step that’s bound to be inevitable, especially to people who are just starting out. You don’t get good at one things by just being successful all the time. Newbies become experts through constant practice, and constant practice means undergoing multiple failures. Quick learners are people who are the first to fall and the first ones to try again. They don’t wallow on failure, they accept it.

Practice makes perfect

People often think that being a quick learner is not something everyone can do. Do you often wonder how some people learn quicker than others? What practices do they do to absorb information quickly? If you’ve asked these questions before, you’re in for a surprise. With these strategies and processes, almost everyone can acquire

You’ve thought of it before and you might still think it today — people who “pick up” faster are generally “smarter”. Well, that’s not completely true. In some cases, people who perform better may have practiced more. In order to learn efficiently, you have to put time and effort in. The more practice you put, the better results you’ll get.

Try out some memory tricks You don’t need a high IQ to be able to memorize certain things. There are numerous mnemonic devices that you can use to remember things

easier. This removes the creepiness of having to sit in a corner murmuring something to yourself repeatedly. For example, if you’re trying to remember which months have a 31st, line your knuckles together and count your knuckles and the spaces in between from left to right. All the months that line on a knuckle have a 31st while those that land in between only have 30 or less days.

Make it a habit Rome didn’t get built in a day, and learning also doesn’t get done in a day. If you do things constantly you’ll find it easier to absorb anything related to it faster. Writing on a daily basis helps keep your brain active, allowing it to retain information faster. This also applies to things like learning an instrument or a sport. If you continuously do it and set your mind to it, you’ll learn different principles such as patience, discipline, and other things that would help you grow.

Find yourself a good mentor The quickest way to learning things quickly is to have someone each you. Learning from someone who knows what they’re talking about is the best way to speed up your growth. They’ll be able to tell you about their experiences, how they overcame hurdles, and why they had to do specific things to tackle those hurdles. They’ve seen it, all you’ll have to do is listen, and listen well.

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New MLZ Series One-Way Ceiling Cassette Offers Adjustable Airflow in a Design That Fits Between Standard Joists auto vane control is capable of adjusting air direction based on the homeowner’s comfort needs.

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), a leading manufacturer of Zoned Comfort Solutions™ and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, introduces its MLZ Series OneWay Ceiling Cassette. An expansion of the M-Series line from Mitsubishi Electric, the product features a sleek, narrow-body ceiling cassette design. Designed to fit between standard 16” joists, the MLZ can be easily installed in existing homes and new construction projects.

Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division. “It’s practical in that regard, but the resulting quality of airflow and customer experience remains unchanged.” The ceiling cassette design provides an additional option to the product offering from Mitsubishi Electric. It is effective regardless of ceiling height because of its adjustable airflow. Plus, its

Additionally, the MLZ OneWay Ceiling Cassette can be serviced from directly beneath the unit itself, without requiring an access panel. This further eliminates the need for contractors or remodelers to modify the surrounding area to install or service the product. It also includes a built-in condensate lift mechanism with a 19” lift. With less need to manipulate joists, homeowners can enjoy significant cost savings on installation. For more information on Mitsubishi Electric and the MLZ Series OneWay Cassette, visit

“We developed this product to be appropriate for a wide variety of applications. It is designed to fit between existing joists with the ability to service from below. This combination provides simplicity in the installation and service of the system,” said Brinnon Williams, director of residential product development, Mitsubishi HVACR Leaders • May 2018


4 Things That Engineering Bosses Want to Tell You But Won’t Say

Your engineering manager will not spoon-feed you all the stuff you need to know. There will be times that you will need to figure them out on your own.

When you are an engineer who is new to the field, you are most likely to work for a boss in a company. He or she will give you commands, guide you on how to do your work, and share some advice that could help you in your 8-to-5 job. But your engineering manager will not spoonfeed you all the stuff you need to know. There will be times that you will need to figure them out on your own, and your boss will refuse to say it on your face. Here are 4 things that could help you on your engineering job but your boss will never tell you:

Ask questions

It’s a common newbie mistake to be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be. Bosses actually appreciate engineers who do not hold back when it comes to reaching out to others. Inquiry doesn’t make you vulnerable, it only says that you are paying attention, avoiding confusion, and thinking critically.

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This include every single one of your coworkers not only engineers and your boss but also the janitor and the security guard. Having quality work relationships tend to enhance work productivity, efficiency, engagement, and communications. This is critical especially when engineers work with different departments in various levels of the company.

Use those vacation days

Only good engineering managers actually promote this one, so be careful about this advice. Nonetheless, engineering managers also want you to maintain a work-life balance. They want you to take vacation leaves to take a break. They understand that doing so avoids work burnout.

Plan beyond your next paycheck

Your boss is also concerned about how you handle your money. This is one of the great sources of stress of which affects the quality of work of engineers. Engineering managers want its employees to have a financial security, so better develop smart habits early on and maximize your options.

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