Internet reverse auctions are getting attention from associations that support legislative efforts to ban this practice on federal construction. But why is an Internet reverse auction so much different than the common variety of plan-and-spec work that it warrants special legislative governance?
The Rheem Air Conditioning Division executives had their hands full the week of May 9, as they hosted a Rheem and Ruud distributor meeting and were the title sponsor for the Rheem Classic Nationwide Professional Golf tour event in Fort Smith, Ark.
Recent information suggests that the amount of refrigerant produced for our industry's consumption is not being recovered at the same level. But our industry recovers, recycles, and reclaims refrigerants, does it not? Evidently, not to the extent that it should.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio (ACCO) and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Ohio (PHCC Ohio) have combined their annual conventions because of the similar interests and issues that affect both groups. The combined 2005 convention was held recently.
It seems the sun, the moon, the planets, and even a few stars are in perfect alignment. This could be one of those wondrously rare occasions when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised an uncommon degree of common sense.
The 2005 ACCA Conference & Indoor Air Expo wrapped up its best attended annual conference. Contractors from across the country crowded into jam-packed workshop sessions, a sold-out trade show floor, and general sessions featuring state-of-the-art lighting, fiery production, and rousing keynote speakers.
Though outdoor condensing unit variable-speed motors have been around as long as their indoor counterparts, they are less well-known. With the onset of the 13 SEER efficiency standards, it is likely that variable-speed technologies will become even more the norm.