As the job market soars and unemployment rates shrink, many industries are experiencing rapid growth – heating, ventilation, and air conditioning included.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for HVAC jobs is expected to increase by 13% by 2028, which is much faster than the average industry.
With that success, however, comes a labor shortage many businesses will inevitably struggle with.
When building begins on the next hospital, hotel, retail facility, or high-rise, the last challenge developers want to face is a lack of skilled tradespeople to get the job done. Yet, as the “Baby Boomer” generation continues to retire, that is exactly where we find ourselves.
After generations of stressing college education at the expense of the trades, the U.S. is now dangerously short of skilled labor. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out.
According to an article in Forbes, 2019 saw 7.6 million unfilled jobs, with only 6.5 million people looking for work. At the same time, our infrastructure is aging and commercial growth is accelerating.
Long term, the United States must rehabilitate the reputation of vocational schools and create the same excitement and sense of success about the trades that we have traditionally used to back college careers. It will not be a false equivalency. Today, jobs in the trades provide the same or superior levels of compensation and benefits as those available to college graduates.
In the meantime, how are contractors and developers to deal with the lack of labor for today’s projects?
At The Cincinnatus Group, we have part of the answer. In the field of HVAC ductwork acquisition and installation, there are still many opportunities to optimize manpower, getting the job done more efficiently and with significant savings.
Did you know that your ductwork fabricator can save you up to 25% on installation costs? At TCG, we we’ve been pioneers in providing the most accurate, precisely measured, shrink-wrapped, and labeled ductwork orders in the industry.
When ductwork arrives on-site with the precision of a numbered Lego set or an IKEA bookshelf, entry level labor can handle the work. No more wasting the valuable time of senior crewmembers sorting a jumble of parts into place.
By eliminating as many on-site hassles as possible, TCG helps you optimize your use of skilled labor, maximizing the efficiency of the install.
Let’s take a step back to before the ductwork order is even placed. Traditionally, some of the most skilled and highest paid construction labor performs an on-site task called Field Measuring and Sketching.
FMSL is an expensive undertaking. An experienced PM, superintendent, or foreman must measure areas, obstructions, sketch runs and fittings, figure lengths, and elevations. On a commercial project of any size, FMSL adds tens of thousands of dollars in experienced labor time to the cost.
At TCG Duct, we’ve found that measuring HVAC duct runs and fittings in software is faster and more accurate, results in less errors, optimizes materials purchases, and results in significant cost savings.
Even if the initial drafting was not performed by TCG, Building Information Models (BIM) from the architects can be used. In the hands of TCG’s experienced CAD teams, we can apply this to our computerized modeling capabilities to perform Coordination/FAB Duct drawings.
The benefits delivered include:
Helping contractors and developers optimize skilled labor in a tight labor market is just a part of what we call The TCG Way. Altogether, we have years of experience proving that The TCG Way can deliver project cost savings between 30% and 35%.
Would you like to learn more? Call us at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
The TCG Way is an industry leading approach to the world of HVAC fabrication and installation. It offers our clients an array of exceptional savings and opportunities for efficiency.
Some key features include:
The TCG Way has been proven to save contractors up to 35% over traditional methods! Would you like to work with TCG Duct? It’s easy, give us a call at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
At TCG Duct, we can provide all or part of your HVAC fabrication needs. Your project is priced from a Material List or via a take off from prints you provide. Our team of engineers, fabricators and technicians are trained on the latest equipment and methods that enable us to meet your exacting standards.
Let TCG Duct be your partner in the HVAC Industry as an experienced, high-quality manufacturer of HVAC duct of all types. Our goal is to partner with our customers in ways that make the entire workflow from order to installation a seamless exercise in time and cost savings.
As your partner, The Cincinnatus Group helps your organization stand out in its marketplace, win more bids, save substantial costs, and build the knowledge and skills your team needs to continually meet new challenges effectively and profitably.
Our strong work ethic, accountability, and pursuit of excellence sets us apart from other contracted sales and marketing services, and our unique expertise and proprietary ductwork systems make us unique amongst our competitors.
At The Cincinnatus Group, our fabrication partners gain access to our unique experience and expertise in contracted sales and marketing.
Our assets help you navigate the ever-changing markets of the 21st century.
To learn more about our Contracted Sales services or other services we provide: Contracted Estimating and Take Offs, CAD/BIM/Coordination Drawings, and Project Management Assistance, please call The Cincinnatus Group at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help grow your business.