ACG meeting breaks records
Nearly 200 commissioning providers, engineers, and building owners attended the AABC Commissioning Group annual meeting in Las Vegas, April 22-24.
Nearly 200 commissioning providers, engineers, and building owners attended the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) annual meeting in Las Vegas, April 22-24. The meeting was held in conjunction with the CxA Workshop and exam, which had 85 people in attendance.
ACG president Jim Magee opened the meeting with a rousing address to members and guests. He announced a number of new initiatives that ACG is undertaking, and issued a call to action for members to participate and help maintain the association’s standing as the leader in the training, education, and certification of commissioning providers.
Plans include a complete rewrite of the Commissioning Guideline, completion of the new commissioning technician certification program, and development of an “online anytime” version of the CxA Workshop.
Also on the agenda is a meeting to be held this fall that would bring together commissioning providers and the building owners and architects responsible for selecting qualified providers. This meeting, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 13-14 in St. Petersburg, Fla., would include information about reviewing request for proposals, commissioning specifications, and content for commissioning contracts, as well as an offering of the CxA Workshop on the previous day.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.