Events

TSHE-ASHE Lunch-and-Learn

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TSHE, the local affiliate chapter of the of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), of the American Hospital Association and a member of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. On October 14th, members were treated to a lunch-and-learn presentation, along with a tour of our facilities.

Events

PEDCO – High Performance Bldgs Seminar

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Join PIVOTek as we hear from industry leaders on the advantages of high performing buildings and address what really works when tackling major improvements in energy efficiency. There will also be learning tracks on Net Zero, energy reduction, and sustainability covering case studies of high performance buildings. 5 AIA & 6 PDH/GBCI Credits. Event Details: […]

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Labor Day -Maguire vs McGuire

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More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day […]

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Construction’s Increased Reliance on Prefabrication is Just the Beginning

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Prefabrication is the answer to one of the construction industry’s most pressing challenges: a lack of skilled workers. Builders shed millions of jobs after the bottom fell out of the housing market, and enlisting craftsmen now is proving difficult.
According to a June 6th Wall Street Journal article, “a shortage of skilled workers is stirring a variety of responses in the construction industry, from higher wages to an increasing reliance on prefabrication work.”
Prefab does indeed save on labor costs, enabling work dependent on skilled workers (and weather) to be done inside a factory by fewer people. But that’s just one of prefab’s benefits.