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Staying Safe - and Staying Away from Bird Poop

February 11, 2011
At the AHR Expo last week, I attended a break-out session on how HVAC contractors can become “OSHA champions” within their companies. The presenter was Sharon McGee, a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO).
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A Successful AHR Expo

February 7, 2011
The 2011 AHR Expo in Las Vegas was a great success for the HVAC industry. There were many exhibitors, even more attendees, and a general positive attitude about where the industry is heading.
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Builders Show Spotlights Innovative Products

January 28, 2011
The International Builders Show (IBS) always delivers panache. Building product manufacturers use the industry’s biggest stage to unveil their latest and greatest designs, often with the excessive exuberance needed to stand out among the sea of products on display.
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2011 Building Forecast: Sustainable with a Chance of Profits

January 21, 2011
Canvassing the International Builders Show (IBS) usually is like drinking water from a fire hose. Fortunately, this year’s version was easier to ingest.
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Looking Forward to AHR Expo

January 20, 2011
Has anyone else had a shock after looking at a calendar recently? Yes, it is actually 2011. And yes, we are already halfway through January. That means that we’re only two weeks away from AHR Expo, and I’m starting to get excited.
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Building Pros Help a Hero, Turn a House into a Home

January 17, 2011
At first, I did not notice the all-access design of the NextGen Experience house. But then I spotted Waldemar Alameda, a 39-year-old father of two. He was using a walker to navigate the crowded house.
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Water Quality Takes Center Stage

January 7, 2011
Blame it on the recession. Concerns over water quality seem to drop from the public’s radar for much of 2009 and 2010.  
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Stop Competing and Be the Best

January 7, 2011
Forget resolutions, behavior changes, and the things you stress about on a consistent basis. It is time to relax and refocus. I am not talking about lazing on a beach with a self-help book and an umbrella drink.
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Christmas Lack of Logic in Movies

January 4, 2011
My wife and I have been spending the past few weeks watching DVDs of Christmas-themed movies. But having been hanging around an industry that focuses on refrigeration and logic for so long, I keep looking at certain aspects of the movies for how cold is factored in and how logic is factored out.
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Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

December 23, 2010
I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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