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HOW OIL AND GAS COMPANIES ARE BEATING THE ODDS WITH CRUDE OIL AT AN ALL-TIME LOW

HOW OIL AND GAS COMPANIES ARE BEATING THE ODDS WITH CRUDE OIL AT AN ALL-TIME LOW

By: Josh Lindsey, RK Energy Account Executive In the summer of 2014, crude commodity prices were more than $100 a barrel. Since then, prices have dropped to $45 and stayed low for the last few years. While dozens of energy companies had to file for bankruptcy during the down turn, quite a few have made […]

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7 BENEFITS OF A PLANNED MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

7 BENEFITS OF A PLANNED MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

By: Chris Westlake, Vice President & General Manager of RK Service A planned maintenance agreement is a contract between a business owner and a service provider to perform maintenance services for that business. Services include plumbing, drain cleaning, HVAC and electrical repairs, water treatment and much more. The common advantages of establishing a partnership with a […]

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4 PILLARS REQUIRED FOR DEWATERING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

4 PILLARS REQUIRED FOR DEWATERING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of RK Water’s “Understanding Dewatering” series. By Steven Cummings, RK Water Account Executive Before and during the excavation phase, project developers, architects, general contractors and other project partners take many considerations into account when planning the groundwork for a project including soil analysis, solar angles and other site-specific […]

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NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARD: ARE YOU UP TO SPEED WITH CHANGES COMING IN 2018?

NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARD: ARE YOU UP TO SPEED WITH CHANGES COMING IN 2018?

By: Dwayne Kessinger, C.E.S.C.P,  Project Manager Anyone who works with electricity knows how important it is to be aware of potential safety hazards. These hazards include shock, arc flash heat and explosions that can take place due to electrical mishaps. Predicting the level of hazard can be calculated thanks to the NFPA 70e Standard for […]

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION IN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION IN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

By: Jeff Taylor, RK Electrical Assistant Operations Manager Although prefabrication methods have been used for centuries in the construction industry, they are new to the electrical industry. Prefabrication, which means to construct in advance, is the practice of connecting components in a warehouse and delivering completed or partially completed units to a construction site for […]

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8 INNOVATIONS IN HVAC DESIGN HELPING CONTROL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

8 INNOVATIONS IN HVAC DESIGN HELPING CONTROL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of “Innovations in HVAC Design”. By: Paul Ruffini, Senior Preconstruction Manager Energy consumption is on the rise and consequently, more expensive than ever. As the demand continues to increase, scientists and engineers are exploring new ways to increase efficiency and safety in systems that require a lot of energy; HVAC […]

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