ATLANTA - According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, as building-related technologies advance, HVAC practitioners need new educational opportunities.

ASHRAE is revising its self-directed learning courses to incorporate the latest technologies, while the "fundamentals" will remain the same.

Revision of the nine-course "Fundamentals" series, created in 1995, will take place over the next two years.

"By updating the series, we hope to create a resource that maintains ASHRAE on the leading edge of HVACR education," said Bill Root, chairman of ASHRAE's Course Development Committee. "These updates also could serve as the basis for any certificate program created by ASHRAE."

The first revision will be to "Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics."