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The California Energy Commission voted unanimously today to approve updated building energy efficiency standards that the CEC says will cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28 percent and save consumers $31 a month compared to houses built under...
NEMIC’s HVAC Fire Life Safety Certification Program has proven to be one of the most successful initiatives in the history of the unionized sheet metal industry. Since its inception in October 2007, more than 5,900 ICB (International...
Gerry Smith, BC business development manager for E.H. Price Industries, recently gave a talk to SMACNA-BC contractors about some of the issues suppliers and sheet metal contractors have experienced over the past two to three years with the increased...
The BC Insulation Contractors Association (BCICA) is pleased to announce the association's Quality Assurance Certificate (QAC) Program has been specified in at least one engineering firm's master specifications. Under the QAC, the mechanical...
© Can Stock Photo Inc. / Rigucci It’s boom times ahead for the BC construction industry, says Manley McLachlan, president of the BC Construction Association. “BC’s construction industry is heading into one of the most growth-...
What is a sheet metal worker?What do sheet metal workers do? The trade is diverse and varied, requiring a specific and technical skill set. From a practical angle, sheet metal workers use metal to create roofs, siding, ventilation / heating / air-...
Henry Nutt is not afraid of change. In fact, he may be its biggest advocate, at least at Southland Industries in Union City, California, where he is general sheet metal superintendent and bona fide lean construction advocate. Southland Industries is...
The journal Science published the latest development in Michael Grätzel’s laboratory at EPFL: producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. By combining a pair of solar cells made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes,...
A Chinese company has successfully 3D-printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100-square-meter villa from a special print material. While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has...
The construction industry has no shortage of hazards, obvious and underlying. Airborne pollutants are a constant concern with comprehensive, evolving safety measures developed to mitigate the effects of things like silica and asbestos. Now there...