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Staffing the proper ratio of journeymen to apprentices can be tricky, especially for large contracting companies. In the US, there are really no hard-and-fast rules, so it has to be sorted out in labour-negotiated agreements, often job by job with a...
Earlier this year, James (Jim) R. Tauby, PE chief executive engineer of Mason Industries, Inc. and ASHRAE distinguished lecturer, presented on Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems at a SMACNA-BC contractors' dinner meeting. Tauby is a...
It is finally upon us. The Great Crew Change. Most of the crew on every job in the US and Canada are going home soon. And they are never coming back. It is the anticipated retirement of the many (older, skilled, and a little tired) and the necessary...

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Trust you all are having a wonderful summer. I certainly am, and for those who really know me, you know that it is...
Name: Mark McLarenBoard Position: PresidentTerm: One yearPrevious Board Involvement: Trustee on the board since...
Why is Seismic Restraint Needed? For hospitals and healthcare facilities, the damaging effects of earthquakes are of...
Strategic thinking and strategic planning are related, but they are two distinctly different activities. First, let...

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