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Foreman Focus Friday: John Lopan

Jun 26, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

It was the COVID pandemic that helped John Lopan make the decision when to retire from his role as Foreman for Specialty Metals after 26 years at Hermanson. 

“I had planned my retirement for the end of June,” notes John from his home in Enumclaw, “But when furloughs were imminent due to the COVID-19 slowdown, I decided to bow out earlier so some of the younger guys could stay employed.”  

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May 29, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

As Sheet Metal Foreman on one of Hermanson’s most challenging projects to date, John Eckerson has spent the last year dedicated to a successful outcome at the University of Oregon Knight Campus for the Acceleration of Scientific Impact (KCASI) project in Eugene.

While John is new to Hermanson, he is not new to the trades. A member of Oregon’s Local 16, John has spent the last seventeen years in sheet metal at projects across the state. His experience includes working as Sheet Metal Foreman at Intel D1X Mod 2 Utility in Hillsboro and PeaceHealth Hospital in Springfield.

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Apr 24, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

For Sheet Metal Foreman, Shawn Coman, interacting with customers and ensuring they are happy with a project’s outcome is the best part of his job.

Shawn’s attention to customer service makes him an ideal Foreman to be working with the Tenant Improvement Group (TIG) where he is regularly in contact with owners, owner’s reps and general contractors. 

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Apr 14, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Mechanical Construction Cost Index

Many of Hermanson’s clients – both owners and general contractors – continuously seek to understand the trends impacting Mechanical Construction Cost.

Hermanson’s Estimating team has long tracked key construction cost indicators as part of our continuous effort to provide accurate costing information. Now, every quarter, we are publishing a basic Mechanical Construction Cost Index to help our clients understand mechanical market conditions and to plan their projects.

Hermanson’s Mechanical Construction Cost Index is based on a comprehensive, representative Puget Sound region project. A complete estimate for this baseline project was completed is Q4 2017, and is updated with current pricing following the end of each quarter.

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Mar 26, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

As businesses look at the long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are turning to short-term reductions in operational costs.  Today’s response from Hermanson’s TAB/Commissioning/Controls Manager Brad Sharp, CHC, with assistance from Hermanson Senior Engineer, Pedro Alicea, again offers guidance based on industry recognized standards and best practices set forth by ASHRAE, NIH, FGI, CDC, and OSHA.

With the current economic volatility, many building operators may be looking for ways to reduce operational costs.  If a building is unoccupied, turning off the HVAC equipment may seem like a cost-effective option.  Most HVAC systems are equipped with an Unoccupied Mode that is used when buildings are not in use.  

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Mar 24, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

In our continuing series, Hermanson’s TAB/Commissioning/Controls Manager Brad Sharp, CHC, with assistance from Hermanson Senior Engineer, Pedro Alicea, are offering practical responses to questions related to building HVAC maintenance in the era of COVID-19. Their responses are based on years of experience and the guidance of industry recognized standards and best practices set for by ASHRAE, NAFA, FGI, and OSHA.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is spread primarily from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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