In September 2005, the world was mesmerized by the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S. Most of us were glued to our favorite cable channel or Web site, watching hurricane Katrina pound the Gulf Coast without mercy.
Have you ever thought about what new information
or technologies might influence your future? Sure, while waiting in a city log
jam you have thought of jet packs that can fly you across town in rush-hour
traffic, but have you given consideration as to what might change your business
At the University of Oregon, 20 elliptical machines have been retrofitted so they can be connected to the electrical grid and electricity can be generated when they are in use. But, the project is more of a demonstration of environmental concern.
A recent front page story described an acceleration of the transition from HFC refrigerants to even more environmentally friendly carbon dioxide or hydrocarbon (HC) alternatives. And, this, before many contractors have begun to comprehend the nearing transition of HCFCs to HFCs.
A trip to Chicago for the National Restaurant
Association trade show a while ago proved to be a commuting adventure - which
thankfully had a plan B. The 80-mile trip from my hometown to downtown
Chicago is usually done on a non-stop regional bus and lasts a couple of hours.
In 2006, the federal government enacted a 3
percent withholding tax on public construction contracts. The good news is that
the enactment date is still pending - it won’t go into effect until 2012. The
bad news is that it was a bad idea in the first place.