Industry News

Zero-Carbon AC: Who Will Benefit?

If you’re a brick-and-mortar store in one of the northernmost states, you may not need as much cooling as say, those in the desert or tropical climates, who can burn through energy (including refrigeration and cooling systems) as if it’s going out of style. A new technology called zero-carbon air conditioning was just released that […]

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Shale Boom in the Gulf Coast: Welders Desperately Needed

The executive vice-president of Bechtel Corp, the largest construction contractor in the U.S., has advice to those who are wondering what career to pursue. He says simply, “Learn to weld.” The recent shale boom on the Gulf Coast has created an inordinate demand for welders and other craft workers. The concern of contractors is that there will […]

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More Skilled Workers Needed As Welded Joints Replace Rivets in Construction

Welded joints have been steadily replacing rivets in the construction of steel-frame buildings. Welded joints offer tremendous savings in that a welded section offers more strength than a riveted section does. In fact, the loss of strength on a riveted section is substantial at 30 to 50 percent. Why Welded Joints are Replacing Rivets in the […]

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Exciting Advances in HVAC Technology

HVAC technology has been changing at a rapid pace and has the potential to greatly affect how companies and homeowners heat and cool their buildings and homes. Following are some of the most significant recent advances and developments that an aspiring HVAC technician will want to have on their radar. Advanced Controls for Commercial Units […]

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First Bullet Train in U.S. to Boost Jobs for Welders, Fabricators and Pipefitters

On January 6, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown broke ground on the nation’s first high-speed bullet train project. Designed to reduce the expense and time required to cross the large state, the train will carry passengers through the Central Valley at 200 miles per hour. Once the project is complete, the trip from Los Angeles […]

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HVAC Trends in Commercial Building

Building technology has moved in two major trends in recent years. First, with increasing energy costsand a better understanding of the impact of energy consumption on the environment, many resourceshave been diverted to building green. These designs are built with respect to keeping the loads on HVACsystems minimal and reducing the overall consumption of energy. […]

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