Smart Solutions

Message from Bill Tavenner, M/SC Chairman: More Efficient Onsite, In the Office

As you look for products and processes to squeeze every ounce of efficiency out of your work—onsite, in your shop, and in your office—this issue of Smart Solutions highlights ways to improve productivity. Learn how contractors are combining technology solutions with prefabrication, like North Mechanical Contracting & Service, which used Trimble® systems to speed up design and fabrication workflow, cutting traditional materials takeoff time by 400 percent.

Applying the ManufactOn cloud and mobile solution to organize and monitor shop work, TG Gallagher has increased and improved its prefabrication capacity. Anything that saves installation time saves money. Circulating Air was amazed by how quickly and easily they could install Uponor’s PEX tubing for a radiant heating and cooling system. Cannistraro workers put down 120’ of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.® trench drain in just one day for their new manufacturing facility. Working closely with Carrier on a “just-in-time” delivery schedule helped CFI Mechanical save installation time and costs. Martin Associates combined Victaulic grooved mechanical solutions and Construction Piping Services to streamline its drawing and installation processes, reduce waste, and cut project costs. Opting for the easy Viega press approach cut installation time dramatically for Braconier Mechanical and Plumbing, bringing costs under control. Easy-to-install, pre-assembled Daikin Modular Central Plants were ideal for a data storage company that could not afford any downtime.

Others are beefing up efficiency by applying tech solutions to office management. Goshen Mechanical has accelerated cash flow and eliminated paperwork errors by adopting MobiliForms from iBusiness Technologies (a system that paid for itself in just two months). Using Connect, a data collection and analysis solution powered by KEY2ACT, Tozour Energy Systems is locating and even fixing customers’ HVAC problems remotely, saving time and money. Instead of uploading and organizing photos from jobsites manually, the FotoIN mobile application automates the process, saving time and improving productivity.

For some clients, energy efficiency is paramount. Advance Mechanical was pleased to outfit Wrigley Field with sleek new Sloan Valve Company products, ensuring fans an efficient, hygienic visit to the restroom.

This issue also offers safety tips for maintaining wire ropes and slings from the experts at Lifting Gear Hire and advice from Service Trade on creating a premium customer service program. Visit our Supplier Partners at MCAA18 to learn how they can help your company become more efficient.