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Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC) of Eden Prairie, MN, found that using Uponor’s AquaPEX® crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) piping for the risers and the unit piping in a new hotel saved crews about two to three days of installation per floor. On a 13-story project with 50 units per floor, that adds up to almost a month of installation time savings.

MCAA’s Safety Management for Supervisors Training Video follows a seasoned mechanical construction supervisor as he leads a new colleague through the skills that are critical for effective safety management on mechanical construction projects. The video describes the key management skills that enable supervisors to keep employees safe and help maintain project profitability.

Get your staff invested in your business decision making! Don’t miss Julie Williamson’s Education Session, Bringing The Possible to Life: Influencing Decisions Across Your Business at MSCA CONNECT 2017 Education Conference, to be held October 15-18, 2017.

Mechanical, Inc. of Freeport, IL has contributed an additiional $5,000 to the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) bringing the company’s total contributions to the Foundation to $22,500.

MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show connects our contractor members with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

Contracted to design and install the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for a massive renovation, Arden Building Companies faced a tight timeline, a tight space, and a tight budget—all of which made welding a poor choice for completing the mechanical room. Using Victaulic’s easy-to-install grooved connections, Arden joined, hung, and installed pipe quickly and efficiently once it was lowered into the mechanical room. Arden estimated that the speed of installation reduced overall costs by approximately $100,000.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) internet reporting rules and overtime pay regulations are under review by the Department of Labor, but two other Obama Administration rules of interest to the industry remain in uncertain status—the non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements for registered apprenticeship programs and the paid sick leave (EO 13706) rules for direct federal prime contractors and subcontractors.

At its recent Board meeting, the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) affirmed its commitment to press for Composite Pension Plan legislation this year. NCCMP also pledged to pursue legislative and regulatory changes to ensure the 2014 Kline-Miller law, which allows critical and declining plans to adjust benefits to prevent plan insolvency, is fairly implemented by the Treasury Department.

The UA/MCAA Labor Relations Conference will be held at The Mirage in Las Vegas, November 14-15. The theme of this year’s Labor Relations Conference will be “Highlighting Best Practices.” Planning to join us? Make your hotel reservations now.

Most in the HVAC industry know all about the commissioning process but a new resurgence of retrocommissioning is making a comeback in the HVACR industry. Thom Brazel and Dick Starr, both former MSCA Chairman of the Board of Managers, are featured in a recent article about retrocommissioning in The News.

Egan Company installed the MobileTech solution from KEY2ACT, slashing billing time and eliminating time-consuming paperwork. Chris Yelle, Egan’s service operations manager, estimated that Egan will see its return on investment (ROI) within 18 months of implementing MobileTech, which connects field staff to the back office, providing instant access to the information and enabling both sides to easily manage service calls and appointments.

Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA and NFPA 70E requirements, best practices, and real-world accident information.

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