Manufacturers showcase new products at 2016 AHR Expo
February 22, 2016
Nearly 61,000 HVAC industry representatives enjoyed sun and reasonable temperatures as the 2016 AHR Expo rolled into Orlando, Florida. Preliminary numbers show that more than 18,254 exhibitor personnel welcomed 42,672 visitors.
Technology has come a long way in the HVAC industry, and not just in terms of the heating and cooling equipment. A number of software and data solutions designed to simplify HVAC contracting procedures were on display at the AHR Expo.
Perhaps the biggest work-vehicle trend at this year’s Expo was the somewhat sudden and notable presence of European-style vans. More maneuverable and economical than previous van styles, these vehicles are built with tradesmen in mind.
Trimble has announced the acquisition of London/New York-based Sefaira Ltd., a leading developer of cloud-based software for the design of high-performance buildings. Trimble said the acquisition expands its design-build-operate (DBO) portfolio.
Offers sharing of 3-D models between general contractors and subcontractors to reduce errors and time during bidding process
February 4, 2016
iSqFt and Assemble Systems announced that they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will integrate their respective commercial construction solutions to allow for the sharing of building information models (BIM).
FieldConnect, a leading mobile field service solution provider for the HVAC service industry, has introduced a new Subcontractor Portal. The cloud-based service gives HVAC and other service organizations real-time visibility to subcontracted jobs with an easy-to-use process for their subcontractors to bill for completed work.
The digital realm continues to attract advertisers, growing at a rate of 13 percent last year, according to Strategy Analytics. And, according to Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, HVAC contractors stand to benefit from this trend.
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