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Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

2018 promises exciting changes in the construction industry; from emerging augmented and virtual reality technology to an increase in offsite construction demand, our industry is anticipating a record-breaking year. Increased Eco-Friendly/Sustainable Standards The construction industry is experiencing drastic increases in environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction. The changes come after 2017 saw record devastation due to fires […]

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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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DID SPRING HAIL DAMAGE YOUR HVAC EQUIPMENT?

DID SPRING HAIL DAMAGE YOUR HVAC EQUIPMENT?

By: Doug Wilson, RK Service, Account Manager Colorado is known for its severe spring and summer storms, and they typically include large hailstones. Hail forms when updrafts in thunderstorms pull rain up into frigid areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into ice pellets. When the storm can no longer support the weight of the […]

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

Working outside during the winter can leave construction workers susceptible to hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot, a decaying of the feet due to prolonged cold and wet conditions. In extreme cases, workers without proper personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could even lead to death. Not only do workers need to stay warm […]

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RK receives OSHA VPP Star Rating

RK receives OSHA VPP Star Rating

After the recent OSHA VPP audit on November 14th, RK was thrilled to be recommended for the OSHA VPP Star, OSHA’s highest award for world-class safety and health! During the three day audit, conducted by two OSHA auditors and a special government employee from Raytheon, 35 different employees were interviewed and after the evaluations were […]

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Healthy Employees are a Top Priority for RK

Healthy Employees are a Top Priority for RK

RK Mechanical, Inc. was recently voted One of Denver’s Healthiest Places to Work by the Denver Business Journal. This means that not only is safety a major concern, but employees’ physical and mental well-being are high-level factors, too. RK’s wellness strategy includes discounted gym memberships, the employment of a full-time wellness coach, and no doughnuts […]

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