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.
Will the Changing Laws on Legal Marijuana Affect your HVAC Company?
Many may celebrate the expanding legalization of marijuana and the growth of the marijuana industry, the reality is complicated for contractors and may have a huge impact on the way an employer runs their business. Further complicating matters is the fact that under federal law, marijuana is still illegal.
Solution to the Federal Change Order Problem Near?
Federal construction contractors are increasingly frustrated by the slow approval and lack of payment for change orders. While change orders wait to be made definite, contractors and subcontractors must pay their payroll, material costs, and even taxes while payments from the federal government are delayed.
Making the Safety Case for Contractor Management
Are there actual safety benefits of using a third-party contractor management system to pre-qualify construction contractors? The National Safety Council’s Report: Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management indicates that there are positive benefits in the form of improved jobsite safety and reduction of hazards.
NPF Updates FASB Disclosure Information Sheet
Since 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has required disclosure of certain information pertaining to an employer’s participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.
President’s Column: Meet SMACNA President: Jack Knox
A fourth generation SMACNA contractor, Jack is president of R.F. Knox Company Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., near Atlanta. His firm has performed on many high-profile projects in Atlanta, from the Georgia Dome to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium.