Jack’s Code Corner: What’s it Like Being on Multiple NFPA Standards Committees?

For this month’s Code Corner, Jack answered some questions about his experience as an NFPA Standards committee member.  Q: Jack, can you tell us about your connection with the NFPA and what it means to you? Jack Coffelt: My journey…

February AI Prompt of the Month: How Many Man Hours Will I Need This Year?

I would bet that you often find yourself in a situation where you wish that you could just run a "quick report" of some business metrics. Assuming you have access to the data, usually it doesn't take long to realize that reports can be pretty…
ServiceTrade team at AHR 2024

Industry Shifts: Insights from AHR Expo 2024 for Commercial Mechanical Service Contractors

The AHR Expo 2024 in Chicago brought together commercial mechanical service contractors for valuable insights into the changing landscape. Here are 7 key takeaways that focus on enhancing efficiency, strengthening customer relationships, and…
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Jack’s Code Corner: NFPA Standard Updates-How it Works

  NFPA Standard Updates - How it Works Ever wonder how NFPA creates and maintains the Standards Process? Here’s a quick synopsis of how it works, with notes on how you can engage in the process! We’ll start with an…

January AI Prompt of the Month: Give me a recurring maintenance schedule with required parts

You probably have conversations with your technicians all the time about equipment at your customer's sites, but have you ever considered having a conversation directly with the equipment instead? While we aren't quite there yet (but we…

Navigating the Future of Refrigerants – Dec. 26, 2023 Updates From the EPA

As we commence 2024, let's stay informed about developments in refrigerants that contribute to the satisfaction of your commercial and industrial clientele. This article takes a dive into the refrigerant scene, spills the beans on recent…

The ServiceTrade Impact: Empowering Finance Leaders in Contracting

Facing the Financial Challenges Head-On Finance leaders are responsible for ensuring the fiscal health, operational efficiency, and strategic position of their commercial contracting businesses in a competitive market severely impacted by…
Asset Management

Advanced Asset Management: Transforming Contractor Operations for Maximum Efficiency and Customer Trust

For commercial mechanical and fire contractors, managing building equipment and assets effectively is crucial for staying ahead in a competitive market. Traditional methods of asset tracking, often limited to basic equipment lists, fall short…

December AI Prompt of the Month: Design a Program to Capture More Deficiencies

The absolute best use of AI is to add more power to your workforce without having to hire a bunch of specialized employees. Can you imagine if you had a service manager on your staff that had an MBA? An Operations Manager with a Six Sigma…