• The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) promoted Charlie McCrudden (below, left) to senior vice president of government relations and Craig Gotthardt (below, right) to vice president of information systems.

Charlie McCrudden Craig Gotthardt

• HVAC Excellence (Washington) accredited the HVAC program at South Technical High School (Sunset Hills, Mo.).

• The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors Association (PHCC) honored David Gans as its instructor of the year.

• The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Architecture Billings Index, an economic indicator of nonresidential construction, rose to 54.3 in September, up from 53.8 in August.

James Hanley• The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) launched variable-frequency drive and datacom cooling equipment certification programs.

• The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) awarded its Lifetime Achieve-ment award to James Hanley (right).

• The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced its “Achieving Spatial Coordination through BIM — A Guide for Specialty Contractors” is available at its publications store.

Publication date: 11/25/2013

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