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Don Frey , the senior vice president and co-founder of the Boulder, Colo.-based Architectural Energy Corp. was honored with the Benner Award at the 17th annual National Conference on Building Commissioning . The award is given to award to an individual or organization that has engaged in educational or demonstration activities, policy initiatives, or endeavors that successfully promote building commissioning.
Orlando, Fla.-based Mechanical Services (MSI) will be upgrading the HVAC and air handling systems at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. MSI will be replacing the existing HVAC systems with new, energy-efficient chilled water air handlers and fan coils in the 11,000 sq ft Fine Arts Center. The project will be completed by August, in time for Rollins' fall semester.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey