Do you hire other companies to complete jobs in your workplace? Did you realize that you could be liable for labor violations that the company commits while working there? There are two pending and one recently decided case that will alter how franchisees, general and sub-contractors, and other companies operate. These cases will impact whether employers are responsible as joint employers for violations that other companies may commit.
Serionix, a startup fundamentally changing the way we look at air, received a $750,000 contract from NASA to fund continued development of filters to remove toxic gases from next-generation spacesuit life support systems. The same technology is on its way into consumer products expected to launch within the year.
In this month’s troubleshooting situation, you are dealing with a 4-ton split system, and the locale is a desert Southwest city. The customer in this case is the landlord, and they are working on the residence, getting it ready to rent after the departure of a long-term tenant. Their description of the problem is that the house “just won’t get comfortable.”
High-efficiency super capacity chiller system successfully completes certification tests
May 8, 2017
The U.S. Navy has successfully completed final production prototype shock and vibration testing for the new-generation high-efficiency super capacity (HESC) chiller system, consisting of the HESC chiller and the HESC variable speed drive (VSD), which integrates key components from Calnetix Technologies.
The theory behind chat is fairly simple — make it easier for potential customers to communicate with your company, interact with a greater number of potential customers, and schedule more service calls. Though the theory of chat for your company is simple, the practice of chatting professionally is difficult to execute. So, is it worth implementing in your company? What are the costs and the benefits of chat? Should you manage chat in-house or outsource the management of chat? What’s a budget-conscious way to get started?
When the Marriott in West Philadelphia decided to do a major renovation of the rooms, lobby, and conference space, they needed to minimize revenue loss while under construction. It was also time to update the aging HVAC system as hotel management had received numerous complaints of loud HVAC units. Hotel management knew they would lose too much time if they had to replace entire cabinets or systems because each room would be under construction for much longer with the replacement of drywall.
Bob and Tim are at lunch after tuning up an oil burner. When they arrived at the job the home was cold and the oil burner was burning erratically if burning at all. They gave the system a tune-up, started the furnace, and decided to take a lunch break while the furnace heated the house. Then they were going back to do a combustion check on the furnace to make sure that it was set up for the best combustion.
New system handles daytime temperature and nighttime humidity with a single system
April 17, 2017
As the movement to legalize marijuana continues to take hold across the country, growers are beginning to seek out equipment that will help them maximize production. Until recently, there were no cooling and drying products specifically designed to optimize growing conditions for this agricultural product. Now, new technology is being engineered that can produce the right temperature and humidity conditions to maximize productivity and minimize mold and insect problems.
Now is the time to review your policy and revise if needed
April 17, 2017
In recent years, the EEOC has focused intensely on employers’ leave policies, alleging that many companies’ leave policies violate the ADA, and has filed numerous lawsuits over the past several years. In a press release following a large settlement with Verizon Wireless for $20 million, the EEOC stated, “an inflexible leave policy may deny workers with disabilities a reasonable accommodation to which they’re entitled by law — with devastating effects.”
IQAir announced its clean air technology is now featured in the new Vitality Room of Swissôtel in Zurich, Switzerland. The room was specially designed to be a serene and stylish sanctuary for those concerned about physical and mental well-being. The Vitality Room builds upon Swissôtel's well-received Vitality Program, which takes an integrated approach to supporting guests by focusing on health and wellness.