July 2014

Hydronic heating systems must be filled with water to provide the heat transfer fluid (HTF) that makes them work. In the case of the closed-loop...more...

It’s a testament to a business when it has anniversary milestones that span decades. It’s even more unique when a company reaches such milestones with...more...

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to a properly designed, installed, and maintained pipe insulation system. Mechanical insulation...more...

“I could easily run past my Mom, grab and turn the handle, run down that hallway, out that door and escape! I’d be free!” I...more...

Many of the issues relating to energy in the world are far from power plants or oil wells. There is a workforce that is dwindling...more...

While championing digital media strikes just about every geeky bone in my body, its gives me even more pleasure to analyze the data that the...more...

Codes and inspections are something that every contractor, and professional involved in the design and construction of buildings, must deal with. Anyone who has been...more...

High-rise buildings represent a significant investment, and it could be argued that they should be designed to last 100 years. But, what about the systems...more...

In previous columns, I have written about the challenges and issues I have run into servicing steam and hot water heating systems. We also service...more...

This past winter,, Phc News launched a contest for our readers. The prize: A day with me! It was planned that I would visit with...more...

Time is fleeting. Once an hour is gone, it is gone forever. This is especially true in the contracting business where you sell hours of...more...