Plenary announced: checking the Cx road map
NCBC will discuss the role of commissioning on the building industry.
PECI Executive Director Phil Welker will kick off the National Conference on
Building Commissioning (NCBC) with an address about the past, present, and future of the commissioning role
in the building industry. With 30 years in the energy efficiency industry,
Welker presents a unique view of where we are in reaching our collective goal
of making commissioning "business as usual."
touch on what are the effects of adjacent industries and discuss changes in the
utility industry. Welker will also review the progression of engineering and
the labor force, technical evolutions in building systems and automated
platforms, in addition to the smart grid and how this all relates to building
commissioning yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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.