PCA's Plumbing Podcast was launched in 2016 to educate the industry on better practices, products and ways that you as a contractor can increase productivity. Over the course of the year, we will have guests that include industry experts, owners and manufacturers. Listen in (almost) weekly to stay up-to-date on the latest podcast.
You can access the Podcast in one of several ways. Subscribe to the Podcast and you'll receive notifications when new episodes have been posted. You can access the Plumbing Podcast directly from Soundcloud. Or, you can follow the link below to listen to episodes directly from this PCA website.
Enjoy! And if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Sean McGuire.
MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show connects our contractor members with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken through December 31, 2020.
The Department of Labor has provided guidance explaining the Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Please note questions 35-37 deal with Multiemployer CBAs but still need more clarification.
Alston & Bird has gathered information and released the Analysis of Funding Streams in the CARES Act. The analysis covers what type of loans are available through the Small Business Administration (SBA), what is new for small businesses under the latest stimulus bill, what is paycheck protection, who qualifies for paycheck protection, what the modified EIDL Program is and how to access it.
On March 30, MCAA consultants, Alston & Bird LLP, released a very comprehensive COVID-19 update for MCAA members. The update includes everything from the latest news on emergency funding, Administrative and Regulatory actions, workplace and home issues, and many other topics, as well as to links to all their past updates.
A contracted estimator fell from an extension ladder when a cracked rung broke while he was climbing the ladder. The estimator was seriously injured, sustaining a skull fracture and multiple leg fractures. The estimator had been aware of the defect in the ladder. The defect was caused when the ladder fell at an earlier job site. However, the estimator continued to use the ladder rather than seeking a replacement. These ladder safety tips from CNA will help you keep workers safe.
The Business Value of BIM for Mechanical and HVAC Construction SmartMarket Report
The use of BIM and related technologies and processes that leverage data from models is delivering meaningful impact to mechanical and HVAC contractors on a wide variety of measures, including cost and schedule improvements, enhanced productivity, better collaboration between stakeholders and better worker safety. This research report quantifies other benefits to users and the challenges related to leveraging BIM to increase industry understanding of which factors will most effectively drive growth and expand future use.MCAAMSCANCPWBPCAConstruction Technology InititiativeInformation TechnologyManaging Your BusinessTechnology
Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report
Improved productivity and quality are among the benefits driving interest in, and use of, prefabrication and modular construction today. This research report quantifies other benefits to users and the challenges related to each to increase industry understanding of which factors will most effectively drive growth and expand future use.MCAAMSCANCPWBPCAConstruction Technology InititiativeInformation TechnologyManaging Your BusinessTechnology