NEBB conference sessions scheduled
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau features presentations and technical sessions at its annual conference.
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2008.
Technical and informational sessions will feature presentations by industry experts on various topics related to the NEBB disciplines. Speakers including Bruce Turkel, nationally recognized brand expert; Eric Hancock of Belimo; Gene Klingbeil, Filtration Group; and R. Vijayakumar, AERFIL.
Turkel will address the opening session on Friday, Oct. 31. Hancock will present Applying Pressure Independent Control Valves in Hydronic HVAC Systems. Klingbeil’s presentation will cover Successful Application and Repair of Filters. And finally, Vijayakumar will present Bleedthrough: History, Causes, and Possible Solutions.
In addition, the NEBB technical committees will offer seminars on Application of Fume Hood Testing Requirements, Acoustic Case Studies and Acoustic Measurement Demonstration, Maximizing NEBB Marketing Tools for Your Business, and Introduction to Electrical Envelope and Special Electrical Commissioning.
Invited guest speakers are: ASHRAE president Bill Harrison, and Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) president-elect Lonnie Coleman.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.