The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System (CMSS), the 19th largest in the U.S. with a $1.3 billion operating budget, recently decided to take action to identify school system buildings that might be exhibiting air leakage.
The key for contractors is choosing a market. For some contractors, schools are the way to go, while others cringe at the thought. There is money to be made, though, and for contractors considering the school market, here are three tips to navigate the new territory.
HB 738, introduced Oct. 4 by Rep. Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg), requires the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and the Department of Education (ODE) to study the status of school buildings regarding air conditioning, accessibility, and school safety.
A friend of mine runs the mechanical systems group at a data center. It’s a decent job and he likes it most of the time. But, like many people, he sometimes wonders if there might be a little greener grass or new horizons to be found elsewhere. So when a local school district let it be known they were looking for an experienced HVAC guy to take care of the systems at their brand-new combined high school/middle school, he looked into it. And the interview experience was eye-opening.
Cyprus Classical Academy and 75F partner to transform STEM learning into a real-world project
June 8, 2017
For many elementary schools, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs consist of textbooks, online research, and classroom experiments. For the students of Cyprus Classical Academy in Burnsville, Minnesota, STEM recently got real. On May 22, 8- and 9-year-old students installed the school's HVAC control system through a partnership with 75F, a local building automation company.
Maintains architectural integrity in historic Iowa school building
May 22, 2017
When Smouse decided to improve its facilities, the school needed a versatile HVAC upgrade that balanced efficiency with the unique design needs of a historic building with several floors of varying environments. Most importantly, Smouse required a system that would provide an optimal comfort environment for its students while preserving the architectural integrity of the building.
Little Red Schoolhouse debuted a pump service and maintenance class at the Instructor Training Program
November 21, 2016
The ITP is sponsored by the UA union of plumbers, fitters, welders, and service techs and draws 2,000 instructors from UA locals across the U.S., Canada, and Australia to Ann Arbor, Michigan, each year.