Ohio continues to set bar for fire life safety ordinances

City of Cleveland newest entity to ensure certified workers repair, inspect dampers CLEVELAND – Five years ago, sheet metal locals in Ohio set a course to educate fire marshals and building inspectors in local municipalities on the importance of fire and smoke damper installation, inspection and maintenance by qualified, certified…

Architectural: Demand for Specialists Up

Architectural: In-demand skills mean work — and pride GROWING NEED FOR EXPERTISE THE NON-UNION CAN’T MATCH Above all else, what makes Union workers better—and worth better wages—is skill. Union members have the abilities and knowledge that let them do any job and get it right every time. Union expertise is…

Certifications Can Keep You Working

Certifications open doors to more work, more hours EARN, MAINTAIN, AND ADD CERTIFICATIONS The phrase “lifelong learning” is a common one, but it can be especially important for the men and women whose work—and work-hours— can change all the time. Gaining special skills and certifying your expertise can be a…

ICB/TABB Journal named Ozzie Award finalist

The Spring 2014 edition of the ICB/TABB Journal has been named a national Ozzie Award finalist in the prestigious cover design category for nonprofit association business-to-business magazines. The annual New York-based awards program—spanning all corners of the magazine publishing industry—recognizes the very best in editorial and design. It is the…

More than 150 attend 14th annual ICB Conference April 27 through May 1

More than 150 contractors, training coordinators, instructors and staff members attended the 14th annual ICB Conference April 27 through May 1 in Austin, Texas. This year’s joint labor and management event offered numerous classes, workshops and seminars on a variety of current industry topics specifically geared toward working sheet metal…

Ordinance creates damper inspection program aimed at saving lives

Sheet metal contractors to inspect, repair, maintain city of Columbus buildings FAIRFAX, Va. – In every ventilation system are dampers designed to contain smoke and fire, saving the lives of occupants and first responders. Many of the dampers, however, go years without inspection, increasing the danger to building occupants. In…

New director of research brings experience to NEMIC

Bernett started job with National Energy Management Institute Committee June 1 FAIRFAX, Va. – David Bernett has been hired as the director of research for the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC). He will replace Chuck Holt, who held the position prior to being named administrator in December. He officially…

Fire anniversary serves as benchmark for Fire Life Safety industry

Sheet metal workers, cities work together to educate, prevent another tragedy It’s been called the worst disaster in Nevada history and the third-worst fire in United States history, but the fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally’s) on Nov. 21, 1980 can also be called something else…