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You’re neck and neck with your competitor. Each of you are describing your company in detail — how your employees are the best and the brightest and your work is second-to-none. You finish your spiel and sit back and wait for a response knowing that you’ve put your best foot forward. Are you vying for a new project? No, you’re at a college career fair trying to attract the best interns. 

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Cogeneration (Cogen) plants, otherwise known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, have not only become crucial to hospitals that need to continue operations even during natural disasters, but they have proven to also reduce the carbon footprint of the building and operating costs. A win-win for all involved.

Brad Bathgate, a Professional Engineer at PWI Engineering, states that...

 

When you put so much time, effort, and money into your facility, it makes sense to want to ensure that it continues to operate to optimum efficiency. Commissioning gives you peace of mind that from day one occupancy, your building is off to the right start. Adding a service agreement into the mix means you don’t have to worry about your building’s mechanicals degrading. And even if...

As mechanical contractors, we bring the buildings in which we work to life. The systems we weave in and out of the entire structure are responsible for carrying vitally-important air and water — essentials for everyday living systems. 

Throughout this issue of Living Systems — a magazine created for valued clients and partners of MMC Contractors — we hope to provide you some essentials...

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10% of fatal crashes and 15% of injury crashes in 2015 were distraction-affected.1 Distracted driving crashes are under-reported and the NSC estimates that cell phone use alone accounted for 27% of 2015 car crashes. 2 In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers.1 People are as impaired when they...

Throughout the process of building a new construction project, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of the work and focus less on the people who will eventually be utilizing the space. Historically, there has been a disconnect between those who build something and those who use it; however, the industry is making strides toward bringing these two groups together for a more collaborative...

As mechanical contractors, we bring the buildings in which we work to life. The systems we weave in and out of the entire structure are responsible for carrying vitally-important air and water — essentials for everyday living systems. Throughout this issue of  Living Systems — a magazine created for valued clients and partners of MMC Contractors — we hope to provide you some essentials as well...

When Building Information Modeling (BIM) was introduced in the 1980s, it was a game changer. Generating digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a building allowed contractors the ability to better visualize a project. With continued advancements in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), owners could also gain a better understanding of their project. Better...

Fireman, baseball player, doctor — those are the professions that children often list when asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” General foreman, project manager, or pipefitter are less likely professions to come to mind. However, for many kids, these jobs offer opportunities to join an industry that pays well, is always in demand, and offers an interesting and challenging work...

The introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM) revolutionized the construction industry and we still see improvements to projects as it continues to evolve. In our neck of the woods, elements of BIM are part of every greenfield construction project and with the advances in laser scanning technology, BIM has also become a useful tool for renovation/remodel projects as well.

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