Understanding the owner’s master plan helps design the life safety systems to accommodate future growth without a costly retrofit.
December 5, 2022
Part four in a four-part series on cannabis facility design. This article describes the common safety systems typically required in cannabis cultivation facilities, with a focus on the cultivation side of an indoor facility.
A comprehensive ‘smart plumbing’ submetering systems conserves water and prevents flooding.
December 5, 2022
A smart approach to plumbing in multiunit buildings includes a networked, wireless water submetering system to pinpoint leaky fixtures, running toilets, and other issues that can significantly impact water consumption and drive up water utility bills.
Caleffi S.p.A. global headquarters invites PHC News to take a firsthand look at its Italian manufacturing operations and better understand its Made In Caleffi approach to manufacturing and shipping plumbing and heating products installed by American contractors.
Ignite Your Career, a campaign started by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association two years ago, promotes career opportunities in the skilled trades to attract the next generation of talent.
Growing up in Cleveland, Louis Schlessinger was a young man with administrative skills and financial acumen. He befriended Frank Lifshitz, an owner of a local hardware store involved in building and repairing boilers.
Recycling the disposable masks that were ubiquitous during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic may seem odd, but they are blowing down our streets, filling our landfills and polluting our water. Read on to discover some unusual ways entrepreneurs are upcycling these materials.
Climate change is increasing the instances of destructive weather events, but a focus on resiliency and renewable energy can mitigate the loss of life and life-giving substances: food, drinkable water and breathable air. Read on to discover how Florida’s Babcock Ranch is a beacon for resiliency.
Plumbing and heating contractors are passionate about the methods to zone residential and light commercial hydronic systems — some are in the circulator camp, while others prefer zone valves. Is one method better than the other? It depends; read on to find out why.
Business owners need to keep track of many things to keep their entrepreneurial dreams alive. Knowing how tangible and intangible costs affect your pricing and your profit margin is critical for any home services contractor.
This technology presents incredible opportunities for project teams to create efficiencies within their respective businesses.
December 5, 2022
Virtual design/construction allows project teams to coordinate projects using a 3D environment. It addresses problems before materials are delivered to the jobsite, reducing resource waste and using labor efficiently.
Many small home service businesses don’t believe they need to worry about public relations. However, PR professionals do more than put out reputation fires — they help cement your good reputation as an expert within your community before a perceived misstep harms your company.
When homeowners have a plumbing issue, they don’t want plumbers to waste time looking for things in their trucks. Make sure they have 80 percent of what they need for 80 percent of their customers. Al Levi has some tips for doing that.