ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that it has opened registration for its first annual National Commercial Contracting Roundtable, "Opportunities Unlimited," to be held October 26-27, 2004, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

According to ACCA, at this roundtable commercial HVACR contractors will learn how to take advantage of emerging markets, apply new profit-enhancing technologies, and improve their business operations with better management practices.

"After receiving many requests from commercial contractors to put our expertise in real-world training to work for their unique needs, we knew it was time to add a new major meeting to our calendar, and came up with the Commercial Contracting Roundtable," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA's president and CEO. "Working with our contractor members, we put together a dynamite line-up of training and networking opportunities that will pay a huge return on investment."

Workshops scheduled include:

  • Put Contract Law to Work for You

  • Cooling Towers: Untapped Gold Mines

  • ASHRAE 62 and 90.1: Impacts on Your Business

  • Facility Management Services: Opportunities and Pitfalls

  • Smart Financial Management

  • How to Create & Market a Planned Replacement Program

  • How to Get School Jobs

  • Mold: Covering Your Exposure

  • Wireless Building Controls

  • Building Security: Filtration & Ventilation

  • Controlling Insurance Costs

  • Becoming Your Own General Contractor

    Additional information and online registration are available at

    Publication date: 05/17/2004