Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) Print Reading is the follow up course to the prerequisite Commercial Print Reading Fundamentals. This is also a hybrid course that allows students to complete, at their own pace, reading assignments, on-line instruction, and workbook exercises during the week (approximately 3-4 hours per week), and connect LIVE weekly with the instructor and other students for a 1 1/2 hour "Live Learning Lab" to review workbook answers and ask questions.
This course builds upon the foundation of the fundamentals course by expanding the understanding of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Skills learned in this course will be utilized throughout a construction career and include reading and understanding different types of heating and cooling systems, HVAC symbols, electrical terms, electrical schedules, electrical drawing types, plumbing systems, plumbing fixtures, plumbing diagrams and an understanding of the three stages of plumbing installation.
Who should register for this class?
- Crew Leaders
- Project / Field Engineers
- Assistant / Area Superintendents
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler and Controls Craft Workers that are early in their construction career
- Craft Workers that want to better understand Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems so they can effectively coordinate their work with the MEP trades.
About the Instructor:
Steve Hutlin graduated from Colorado State University with Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and spent his career on both the design and facilities side of the HVAC business. Steve spent 30 years at CSU and served as the Executive Director of Facilities Management at CSU. Steve enjoys sharing his MEP experience and has done so since 1990 by lecturing / teaching in the Construction Management program at CSU. His experience provides a unique opportunity to speak solidly about mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Steve grew up as a son-of-a-plumber and still loves to ski and hike when he is not teaching his two grandsons about renewable energy through their on-site solar photovoltaic and wind turbine model.