According to a new white paper from the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), everyone in the construction industry has a different definition of BIM, and many in the sheet metal industry have not adopted it “because they lack a clear, practical understanding of what BIM could mean to them.”
Your sales team can quickly lose its creativity if you turn them into little robots who only track the numbers these CRM programs are looking for. If your real goal is to increase sales, there are better ways to manage your sales team.
In case contractors thought differently, potential customers do visit their About Us pages. In fact, it’s usually one of the 10 most visited pages on a contracting website. The About Us page is the best place to talk about years of experience, certifications, awards, and things like company values.
HVACR distributors work long and hard to ensure their warehouses are efficient and mistake-free. While achieving this goal has traditionally been an arduous process, new technologies are helping distribution centers become more intelligent in ways many never dreamed possible.
It takes a village to keep data safe, with manufacturers, contractors, and consumers all playing a role. But there is no question that manufacturers will continue to take the lead in cybersecurity, designing products that help keep customers safe and secure.
There is a lot of buzz these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will continue to influence — some say take over — our lives in the near future. But what does the IoT mean for HVAC contractors, and, more importantly, how can they profit from its proliferation?
The Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to explode in the coming years, according to a recent report that predicts it will grow from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025. In response to this trend, many HVAC manufacturers are introducing IoT-enabled products designed to benefit consumers and contractors alike.
This product equips field technicians with wearable technology systems that capture and share information. The integrated field service solution securely gathers visual intelligence that is turned into actionable data resulting in better support to technicians.
App now allows for auto-location feature to generate more accurate reports
August 3, 2016
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. announced it has updated its Emerson e-Saver™ residential app for mobile devices. The app was created for contractors to calculate cost savings for homeowners by comparing HVAC system replacement options.
Cloud-based platform is being implemented statewide across a variety of buildings
July 12, 2016
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a partnership with BuildingIQ and Energy Solutions to implement a scaled deployment of BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization™ (PEO) platform.