Hey out there!
I'd like to see if there are any other Controls guys out there in a similar circumstance...
I work for a school district that maintains 162 schools with more being built.
In our HVAC shop, we have 4 control guys...that means 2 with lots of DDC experience, one in training (doing very well) and one pneumatic expert who's trying to learn DDC. The rest of our shop consists of 2 boiler guys, 2 refrig guys and the balance is pipefitters with primarily construction backgrounds.
About 70 or more schools are strictly old pneumatic, waiting on DDC someday. The rest of the schools have every conceivable mix of DDC and DDC over pneumatic you can think of! We seem to have every generation of JCI controllers and lots of NCM's, FX-JACEs and NAE's. We also have 15 schools with ALC, couple with KMC, couple with Siemens and one with DELTA. We have many schools with a mix of systems too!
I've heard of other school districts zoning there people into quadrants of their district. We don't, we take care of any of our schools, everywhere and we're very spread out.
I personally love my job 'cause I'm never bored! But it seems that we could use a couple more control guys...
Looking forward to hearing back!