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A Career as a Mechanical Engineer

  As part of our  Career in Building Services  series, today we meet  Konstantinos  who works as a Mechanical Engineer. If you have any questions about this career path, you can contact us at . Konstantinos Tachtatzis Studied  Mechanical Engineering at the  University of Liverpool and  gained an MSc in Mechanical  System and Engineering from the  same University. He also has an  MSc in Renewable Energy  Engineering from Heriot-Watt  University.  He has a total of seven years of  experience within building  services and has worked on both  consultant and contractor roles  on a variety of buildings such as  residential offices, temples,  galleries, theatres, and hospitals.  Konstantinos is also vice-chair of  the CIBSE Young Energy  Performance Group (YEPG),  supporting the ongoing events  and liaising with external and  internal parties. What do Mechanical Engineers do? Mechanical Engineers are eclectic as they can choose to specialise in Heating, Ventilation and Air Con

E-learning opportunities - What should you choose?

Part of settling into the ‘ new normal ’ involved moving a lot of our daily activities online: watching online plays and opera, attending online parties, playing online escape rooms and exploring a now great variety of skills and knowledge development opportunities. Of course, there were such learning opportunities available online before, but now their numbers and types have increased, leaving a lot of eager learners with too many similar or maybe confusing options to choose from. What’s the difference? Let’s find the answer to this question by analysing two common e-learning opportunities, namely online learning and live training. Defining the terms For this blog, we will define online learning as an e-learning opportunity that can be done at a date and time chosen by the user.  Considering live training, we will refer to any online opportunity that can be done at a fixed date and time chosen by the organiser of the training and not by the user. It is also known as ‘webinar’, but for