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The Director Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for SMACNA's Board of Directors. This year there are 4 openings, all U.S. positions and all for a 4-year term. Interested candidates should submit their application online before the deadline of Friday, June 10, 2016.
Read about: MG McGrath created an eye-catching health care facility. Survey reveals where architects are bullish. CASS architectural experts restored the Michigan State Capital roof. How ASM revived the Basilica of St Louis. Robotics are allowing A. Zahner Co. to focus on craftsmanship.
Inside this issue: SMACNA cheers energy policy. Safety SmartMarket report reveals dynamic changes. Senate approves airport infrastructure bill. College of Fellows welcomes new members.
When Bill Zahner, CEO of SMACNA contractor A. Zahner Company, Kansas City, Mo., introduced the idea of bringing robots into the shop, it received a cool reception.
After nearly a decade of discussion and gridlock, the U.S. Senate finally passed a bill with residential, commercial, industrial, and public energy efficiency provisions that would stimulate construction activity and upgrade the power grid supporting our economy for years to come.
The findings of the latest SmartMarket Report on safety management show that a higher number of general contractors and trade contractors report that they are experiencing benefits from their safety investments. As the ability to retain and attract staff is becoming more important to remain competitive, a safe workplace is a requirement for all business owners.
SMACNA’s College of Fellows elected five new members at its recent meeting.
In a positive—and long-awaited—development for airport construction, the U.S. Senate recently approved, by an overwhelming 95-3 vote, legislation that would extend the federal airport program. The bill features a big increase in construction grants.
There’s not a second to lose, register for the QCA National Issues Conference, May 10-12, in Washington, D.C., on SMACNA’s Advocacy Web page today! We are at the Georgetown Marriott this year. Rooms are extremely limited.
U.S. soldier, Purple Heart winner, and Bronze Star winner Daniel Rodriguez has endured an incredible journey. After surviving the bloodiest clash in Afghanistan, he left the military and walked on the Clemson football field to fulfill a promise to a friend who died on the battlefield.
Inside this issue: New OSHA silica construction standard. Mastering the new era of customer service. Introducing new SMACNA business software database. SMACNA contractors recognized for leadership.
Arguing for an exemption for unionized construction contractors, SMACNA commented on President Barak Obama’s proposed new rule on mandatory paid sick leave for federal contractors.
I know it’s only April, but I can’t help but share my enthusiasm for this year’s Annual Convention in Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, Oct. 16 through Oct. 19.
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