HVAC Designer


What does a HVAC Designer do?

  • Interpret architectural and engineering drawings to develop HVAC system layouts
  • Create detailed and accurate 2D and 3D models of HVAC systems using AutoCAD software
  • Incorporate equipment, ductwork, piping and other components into designs
  • Coordinate with other design disciplines such as electrical and plumbing to ensure compatibility and coordination of systems
  • Provide support during the construction phase
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What skills are needed to be a HVAC Designer?

  • 0-3 years of experience in AEC industry with emphasis on MEP
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning principles
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Problem solving and attention to detail
  • Willingness to stay up to date with latest advancements in HVAC design, AutoCAD software and industry trends
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google workspace

What software is essential for proficiency in a HVAC Designer role?

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Revit is the global BIM standard. Revit is used by 75% of architects for their 3D projects.

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

Introduction to Navisworks

Navisworks integrates Revit, 3D AutoCAD and compatible programs into a 3D model to create clash detection between architectural, structural, MEP and fire-suppression systems.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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What is the average salary of a HVAC Designer?

The typical salary range for a HVAC Designer  is approximately $80,000 to $100,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can a HVAC Designer work remotely?

A HVAC Designer typically operates on-site, although the work schedule can be flexible based on the company’s policies and work flow requirements.

Does a HVAC Designer have to work full time?

The majority of HVAC Designers engage in full-time employment due to the high demand in the field. While there are some part-time or contract opportunities available, they are not as prevalent as full-time positions.