Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 2: ASHRAE will inaugurate its first international training centre in Dubai on September 19, 2017, the society said in a Press communiqué. The Global Training Center will serve ASHRAE members and other building systems professionals in the GCC region, and surrounding areas.
Speaking on this development, Bjarne W. Olesen, President of ASHRAE, said: “The ASHRAE Global Training Center in Dubai is a tangible step toward our goal of extending our global community to embrace our industry’s shared needs and objectives effectively.
“By creating this training centre, our members in the Middle East will be more empowered to continue producing and sharing technical guidance worldwide, while being better equipped to serve the needs of their local communities.”
Elaborating on the centre’s objectives, Olesen said: “The focus of the centre is to make curricula-based, region-specific training conveniently available on a regular schedule. The training programmes that will be offered at the centre will be customised and scalable based on climate, culture, suppliers, energy sources, prices, codes and construction practices. The instructors are engineers who are familiar with the intricacies of the Middle East.”
Walid Chakroun, Chair of ASHRAE’s Publishing and Education Council, added: “Market demand for ASHRAE education and training has been well established here in the Middle East. The ASHRAE Global Training Center will bring the Society’s most respected and well-known workforce development tools and resources to an area where demand is high due to robust economic activity and demanding climatic conditions.”