The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International recently released the results of its national survey on terrorism insurance coverage. According to BOMA, the survey documents the significant difficulties many commercial real estate professionals are facing in their attempts to obtain adequate coverage.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the right of workers who choose not to join a union — but who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement — to refrain from paying dues for causes they do not support, including organizing campaigns.
Nordyne began production of its Maytag HVAC products line in August 2002. The company says it will maintain a two-step distribution chain and is currently selecting distributors and dealers to carry the Maytag products.
The Fair Contracting Coalition, which partners the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and several other contractors, is urging the administration and the Congress to stop stalling major construction bills.
Combined U.S. factory shipments of 600,759 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps in August represented an 11% increase over August 2001, according to Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) statistics.
According to the New Buildings Institute, 10 billion square feet of new commercial space is expected to be built in the U.S. by 2010 — enough to cover an area larger than the entire city of New York. That is why the institute says it developed its Advanced Building Guidelines.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) announced that it has formed an alliance with Aircuity Inc. in order to respond to a rise in health problems attributed to poor indoor air quality (IAQ).