Hospitals realize resiliency benefits of combined heat and power
With its record number of storms last year, 2017 turned out to be the most expensive year in U.S. history for natural disasters, according to Bloomberg News. With such disruptions to the power grid, hospitals, which rely on a constant supply of power to keep their patients safe and alive, can be especially vulnerable.
2018 Safety Survey now open to U.S. and Canadian members
SMACNA’s annual Safety Survey Report is a valuable resource that many SMACNA contractors use to gage the impact of their safety culture. The Safety Survey is now live on the SMACNA website and SMACNA encourages members to input their company’s safety data.
March 2018: Collective Bargaining Orientation – March 13, Dallas; Association Leadership Meeting – March 15-16, Irving, Texas
A focus on communication, relationships
New SMACNA Board member James E. Hall, president and owner of Systems Management and Balancing Inc., Waukee, Iowa, got his start as a project manager and then purchased his business thanks to a fortuitous meeting arranged by the SMACNA Central Iowa chapter.