Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net new jobs were added in 2016, which accounted for 14 percent of the nation’s job growth.
While many educational sessions were presented at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo, perhaps the most popular was the course on global HVAC trends offered by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).
Combines field data collection and project management
November 7, 2016
eSUB Construction Software has announced a new product integration, bringing together PlanGrid’s field productivity application with eSUB’s project management and document control platform for collaboration and productivity in the field.
Used by businesses ranging from construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and more
October 31, 2016
ExakTime’s wireless field time clock has been awarded a patent for its unique method of tracking, storing, and sending employee time records from the field to the office automatically via a cellular communication network.
Now offers general contractors and property owners mechanical design-build capabilities
September 22, 2016
Cold Craft Inc., which specializes in mechanical installation for new construction, renovation, and retrofit of commercial, residential luxury, and industrial facilities, announced it has added an Engineering and Planning Department.
Southern California customers gain comprehensive mechanical and plumbing solutions
September 19, 2016
Acco Engineered Systems announced that it will join forces with All Area Plumbing, a regional design-build plumbing contractor serving Southern California. Adding All Area Plumbing’s capabilities, Acco said it will strengthen its position as one of the largest mechanical contractors in the western United States.
Operators looking to adopt cooling techniques that are cost efficient and consume less power
July 21, 2016
The global data center precision air conditioning market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 10 percent to 2020, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, issued May 4, 2015, created confusion in the HVAC industry. ACCA announced that, after months of negotiations with OSHA, an agreement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential HVAC industry.
Will help contractors in understanding and implementing BIM, 3D design and visualization, and more
June 30, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Autodesk, a leading global 3D design and engineering software company, have announced a strategic partnership to enable construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing digital solutions to increase productivity, reduce redundancy, and eliminate waste.
Features Lennox HVAC equipment, Rinnai tankless water heater
June 24, 2016
PulteGroup Inc. announced it has completed construction of its zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in Northern California. The new Pulte home, which is designed to generate as much energy as it uses, will be monitored for 12 months to evaluate its performance and identify opportunities for future enhancements.