National construction employment started 2017 on a high note, adding 36,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in January, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The 0.5 percent increase represents the best month for construction employment growth since March of 2016.
Focus on providing ABC members with technology products and services
February 27, 2017
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national construction industry trade association with nearly 21,000 members across 70 chapters throughout the U.S., has named Dexter + Chaney, a cloud-based construction ERP software and developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, to the exclusive list of ABC strategic partners. Dexter + Chaney will join ABC’s other strategic partners, CNA, Tradesmen International, Fringe Benefit Group, Autodesk, and United Rentals.
American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tennessee-based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, announced the appointment of Luis Orbegoso to the position of president and chief operating officer of ARS/Rescue Rooter.
ICA and OTS team up to engage and encourage students, academics, and professionals
February 27, 2017
The International Copper Association Inc. (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. (OTS) announced a new technology outreach program on the design and use of heat exchangers made with MicroGroove™ smaller diameter copper tubes.
The National Comfort Institute’s (NCI) annual Home and HVAC Performance Summit 2017 is in the final stages of preparation, and HVAC contractors from around the country are invited to attend. The event takes place April 2-4, 2017 at the We-Ko-Pah Conference Center and Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Locally owned and operated Regan Heating and Air Conditioning, which has been serving Rhode Island and Southeastern New England for nearly 50 years, has joined forces with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® (One Hour), part of the Direct Energy family of brands. Regan's One Hour will also soon begin offering plumbing services under the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® (Benjamin Franklin) name, another Direct Energy brand.
Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation specialist, announced the availability of its Clinical Environment Optimization solution. Delivered as an application for Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare™ Building Operation software, the solution integrates hospitals’ clinical infrastructure with its facility infrastructure to drive innovation at every level of the organization and deliver new opportunities for energy savings, staff productivity, and patient satisfaction.
Miura America Co., a designer and manufacturer of energy-efficient, eco–friendly industrial steam boilers, announced it has secured a $21 million investment to help improve operations and meet increasing demand. The company will close on a partial investment of $1 million this year and will close on the remaining $20 million over the next five years.