Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M), MCA of Western Washington’s 2010 Instructor of the Year, brings 20 years of plumbing contracting, construction management experience, and water conservation experience to Forester University.
In addition to being a LEED Accredited Professional (O+M) as well as an accredited GreenPlumbersUSA Trainer, Troy has a B.S. degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington, an A.A.S. degree in HVAC and Refrigeration Design, and has worked in every facet as a Plumbing Contractor in the Pacific Northwest over the last 20 years specializing in healthcare and water conservation. Troy became involved with the mechanical contracting industry while obtaining his Construction Management Degree from the University of Washington and working at the W.A. Botting Company.
Today, Troy is Chairman of the MCAA’s (Mechanical Contractor’s Association of America) Career Development Committee, which oversees 48 student chapters in North America and manages the popular Student Chapter Competition held yearly at MCAA’s National Convention. Troy is also a member of MCAA’s Green Coordinating Committee and speaks nationally and locally through his consulting company Aichele and Associates, LLC (www.aicheleandassociates.com). Troy has taught mechanical construction at the University of Washington as adjunct professor since 1998, and has been an invited speaker at the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo, International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials/World Plumbing Council (IAPMO/WPC) Energy Technology Symposium, American Water Works Association (AWWA) California-Nevada Spring Conference, ACE -10 National Conference, Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineers (WSSHE) Annual Conference, Watersmart Innovations Conference, and the Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) Annual Convention.
For the MCA of Western Washington, Troy was their 2010 Instructor of the Year, and since 2007 has presented repeating workshops on Cumulative Change Orders, Managing and Forecasting Project Labor Costs, Project Documentation, Estimating, Plumbing Specialty Systems, and Basic Project Management.
When asked about the most important thing mechanical project managers need to know about the topics he teaches, Troy has this advice:
In the words of Bill Parcells: “Don’t let good enough be good enough.” Learn all you can as quickly as you can, and become a true expert in your chosen profession.
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