WHAT IS YOUR TIME WORTH?

I recently finished reading Dan Kennedy’s book No B.S. Ruthless Management:Time Management for Entrepreneurs. In the book, marketing and business legend Dan Kennedy explains how to best use your time in order to help your business (and your life as a whole) function more efficiently. One of the main things Dan emphasizes is to know the value of your time, and to only invest your energy into projects and tasks that are worth your time. Oftentimes, staying in alignment with that advice might mean that you have to delegate tasks to other people, employees or another company. Sometimes, the people in
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THE DANGERS OF WATER HAMMER

Big Bangs can involve more than watching the TV Show, The Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang that you hear from your steam system can be very dangerous, even deadly, especially if its caused by water hammer. Water hammer is defined as “the unexpected release and associated shock wave of high-pressure steam/condensate”. It can cause death, severe injury, or extensive property damage. Unfortunately, not everyone who works near high-pressure steam/condensate systems realize the hazards associated with these type of systems. When water hammer occurs, a momentary abrupt pressure change may occur inside the piping. This impact can severely jar piping,
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A DOG’S LIFE IN A GREEN BUILDING

Once in a while, we perform a project that’s a little out of the ordinary. A project that comes to mind was the Potter League for Animals shelter in Middletown, Rhode Island completed a few years ago. We were selected as the piping contractor on this project. Our contract was with Mechanical Construction Services, based in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Behan Brothers, of Middletown, Rhode Island, was the project’s general contractor. The architects, ARQ, designed a building that allows The Potter League to overcome several challenges that have previously hindered the organization’s effectiveness as an animal welfare facility. ARQ is best known
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