Volume 1, Issue Number 3 August  17, 2005



Orlando HVAC Contractor Juggles Two Demanding Health-Care Projects

Many sheet metal contractors might hesitate before simultaneously taking on two new large HVAC construction projects outside of their familiar home territory.

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LEED’s Potential Impact On HVAC Contractors

Contractors seeking new HVAC opportunities may want to investigate the “green” building trend. The concept of building “green” has been around for more than a century. However, now the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and its green building rating system have gained enough market support to place green building onto the radar screen.

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Growing Your Commercial Service and Retrofit Market

So you’re making money doing what you have learned, the hard way, to do well. You have good relationships with general contactors who let you make a decent profit, pay you in a reasonable time frame and don’t nitpick you to death. Your sales people work the plan center and you get your fair share of bids. Your employees do good work and you keep them busy. All in all you’re doing all right. So why bother with service work that you don’t need to do beyond keeping your generals happy?

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SMACNA Recommends MCAA Labor Inefficiency Factors

Recently SMACNA adopted the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) “Change Orders Productivity Overtime: A Primer for the Construction Industry,” as an accurate method of estimating a sheet metal contractor’s loss of labor productivity in the construction industry.

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HVAC Contractors Forum: HVAC Expertise

Having expertise as an HVAC contractor requires SMACNA members to stay informed on a wide variety of industry-related issues. This year’s HVAC Contractors Forum on Monday, Oct. 17, during SMACNA’s annual convention in Palm Desert, will present timely information on the following issues affecting the HVAC industry.

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