Manufacturers in the realm of IAQ are seeing an uptick in interest due to increased awareness among consumers as well, as the air quality concerns that come as a byproduct of efforts to tighten up buildings to increase energy efficiency. In response, they’ve been updating IAQ products for the age of the smartphone and the “smart” HVAC system.
B&I, based in Fort Myers, Florida, is one of a growing number of contractors across the country to adopt “lean construction” techniques: a plug-and-play approach to construction that lets workers prefab a project off-site, section by section. Then, at the job site, all that remains is putting the pieces together.
SAN ANTONIO — For years, one of the highlights of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA’s) Annual Convention has been the economic forecast offered by Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net new jobs were added in 2016, which accounted for 14 percent of the nation’s job growth.
While many educational sessions were presented at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo, perhaps the most popular was the course on global HVAC trends offered by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).
Combines field data collection and project management
November 7, 2016
eSUB Construction Software has announced a new product integration, bringing together PlanGrid’s field productivity application with eSUB’s project management and document control platform for collaboration and productivity in the field.
Used by businesses ranging from construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and more
October 31, 2016
ExakTime’s wireless field time clock has been awarded a patent for its unique method of tracking, storing, and sending employee time records from the field to the office automatically via a cellular communication network.
Now offers general contractors and property owners mechanical design-build capabilities
September 22, 2016
Cold Craft Inc., which specializes in mechanical installation for new construction, renovation, and retrofit of commercial, residential luxury, and industrial facilities, announced it has added an Engineering and Planning Department.
Southern California customers gain comprehensive mechanical and plumbing solutions
September 19, 2016
Acco Engineered Systems announced that it will join forces with All Area Plumbing, a regional design-build plumbing contractor serving Southern California. Adding All Area Plumbing’s capabilities, Acco said it will strengthen its position as one of the largest mechanical contractors in the western United States.
Operators looking to adopt cooling techniques that are cost efficient and consume less power
July 21, 2016
The global data center precision air conditioning market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 10 percent to 2020, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.
In this issue, we announced the Dealer Design Award winners — products recognized for their exceptional innovation in making contractors’ jobs easier. We also look at supermarkets, c-stores, and restaurants. They are notoriously tough business sectors, but contractors can help operators by providing the right equipment and services.
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