Volume 2, Issue Number 2 November  22, 2006



New Sunset Air Building Receives First LEED Gold Rating In Washington State

The new Sunset Air building embraces the green building approach.
When Sunset Air Inc., decided it was time for a new office, sales and showroom building they embraced the green building approach. The project was an opportunity for them to gain experience in green building design for themselves and their customers.

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Hexavalent Chromium – OSHA’s Final Standard Took Effect Nov. 27, 2006

On Feb. 28, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published court-ordered final rules governing workplace exposures to hexavalent chromium in general industry and the construction industry.

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SMACNA Contractor Makes Waves At Local YMCA

The new 102,000-square-foot Northwest YMCA branch.
In June of 2006 Wichita, Kansas welcomed a new YMCA facility to the city. The new 102,000-square-foot Northwest YMCA branch is 35 percent larger than the existing Y on the North side of town. It has the largest indoor track of the branches, plus an indoor family pool and lap pool as well as an aquatic playground with a lazy river.

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Exceptional Market – Same Risks

By Thomas C. Schleifer, Ph.D.

In the best boom market the construction industry has experienced in decades it is difficult to comprehend why the contractor failure rate is in record territory for the forth year in a row. Two of those years twice the worst ever recorded. Why?

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Efficiency and Productivity – Driving Factors For Successful HVAC Contractors

This year’s HVAC Contractors forum explored the future of the HVAC industry as well as the cost benefits of using temporary equipment versus permanently installed HVAC systems. The forum was held on Monday, Oct. 9, during SMACNA’s 2006 annual convention in Phoenix.

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