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Installing plumbing and heating systems in a diverse range of projects associated with the construction industry.
A plumbing and heating technician works on commercial, residential, agricultural, and industrial projects of varying size and scope from a single home repair job to large and complex facility projects.
They will plan and design, select and install, commission, test, report, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair systems to specifications. Whether it is working to provide safe and reliable service in accordance with relevant standards, diagnosing malfunctions, or programming and commissioning home and commercial automation systems, the expert in this field will need skills and habits in concentration, precision, accuracy and attention to detail.
Important elements of the challenge include:
Competitors are required to install plumbing and heating pipe-work with the materials provided.
It is important to prefabricate the required pipe-work layouts into sub assemblies to facilitate installation.
Competitors are also tested on their ability to repair, maintain or replace a specified plumbing or heating appliance.
Judges are looking for accuracy and attention to detail every step.
|Bronze||719||Daniel Martins||United Kingdom|
|Medallion for Excellence||717||Ke Zheng||China|
|Medallion for Excellence||712||Hunter Turner||New Zealand|
|Medallion for Excellence||710||Lukas Heyn||Germany|
|Medallion for Excellence||710||David Donegan||Ireland|
|Medallion for Excellence||703||Julian van Lohuizen||Netherlands|
|Medallion for Excellence||702||Maksim Shevchenko||Russia|
|Medallion for Excellence||702||Asher Chicoine||United States of America|
|Medallion for Excellence||701||MOHD FERDAUS ZAKARIA @ ROSLAN||Malaysia|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||Nestori Räisänen||Finland|
|694||CHIA-LIANG KO||Chinese Taipei|
|678||Pham Van Thanh||Vietnam|
|672||Patrick Kienzl||South Tyrol, Italy|
|662||Siyabonga Makhathini||South Africa|
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