Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors

Common Construction Scheduling Mistakes

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In the construction industry, schedules are extremely important. Being behind schedule on a project can lose you a customer. Creating an accurate construction schedule requires a great deal of thought and attention to detail. Below is a list of some common scheduling mistakes to watch out for. Common Scheduling Mistakes: Failure to consider resources. Contractors […]

Four Reasons to Consider a career as a Pipefitter

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Job demand & security. There are currently not enough pipefitters to meet the demand of the construction industry. With unions and contractors alike hungry for new talent, a career in pipefitting will mean quick job placement. There will always be a need for skilled fitters to help build and maintain our buildings which makes for […]

“Flushing” out the Plumbing Trade

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If you like working with your hands, enjoy a challenge, and want a job that’s in high demand, then the plumbing trade is definitely something for you to consider! Plumbing is a profitable and rewarding career for many in the skilled trades. “Leaking” the Details on Plumbing As a plumber, every day presents something new […]

Right Tools Leads to Success for Contractors

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The Right Tools  The age-old saying “the right tool for the job” is all too important when it comes to construction sites. The best contractors in the industry know that equipping their team with the proper tools and equipment to do their jobs is necessary for a project to be successful. Safety On job sites, […]

Hoisting Trees & Posing with Shovels

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In the construction world, milestones are often accompanied by traditions and ceremonies. These rituals are commonplace among contractors, architects and building owners but to the random passerby, Christmas trees being hoisted to the top of buildings and men and women in business suits shoveling dirt could appear strange. Groundbreaking Groundbreaking is a traditional ceremony for the […]

STEPS TO LADDER SAFETY

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Whether you’re on a construction site accessing an install area or you’re at home replacing an out-of-reach light bulb, the risks and safety precautions for using stepladders are the same. In an article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the author includes some powerful statistics pointing out that “In the United States, […]

AS 2017 APPROACHES, WHAT’S IN STORE FOR CONSTRUCTION?

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As 2016 comes to a close, many reports and predictions are coming out on what 2017 has in store for the construction industry. We took a look at a few of these reports to identify the top takeaways for contractors. Factors impacting the industry in 2017 The construction industry is expected to see a continuance […]

SAFETY VIOLATION DÉJÀ VU: TOP SAFETY VIOLATIONS IN 2016 SIMILAR TO 2015

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OSHA recently released their preliminary list of the most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the 2016 fiscal year: Fall Protection Hazard Communication Scaffolds Respiratory Protection Lockout/Tagout Powered Industrial Trucks Ladders Machine Guarding Electrical Wiring Electrical, General Requirements If the list looks familiar, it should. It is almost identical to the list of top safety […]

The Value of VRF Systems

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Variable refrigerant flow or VRF systems have significant benefits in many commercial construction applications including apartments and office spaces. The list of benefits is long but some of the top advantages being noticed in the industry today include the VRF system’s ease of installation, energy efficiency, appearance, and temperature control capabilities. Easy Installation  VRF systems […]

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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Sustainability is a growing trend in the construction industry. With a multitude of terms ranging from acronyms like LEED and IAQ to keywords like geothermal and grey water, it can be difficult to understand what the sustainable construction trend is all about. Knowing the below five terms is a great start to a green building […]