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Organization & People


A Comparison of Operation Cost Factors: Union Versus Nonunion HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors

The New Horizons Foundation, in conjunction with FMI Corporation, a respected construction industry ..


Continuity and Transition Planning for HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors: The Changing Face of Leadership for HVAC/Sheet Metal Contractors and Fabricators

The New Horizons Foundation has produced three comprehensive research reports concerning the imp..


Creating a Learning Environment: A Template for Creating and Cultivating a Learning Culture in the HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry

This report describes the research into creating and fostering a learning environment in the heating..


Exit Strategies for HVAC/Sheet Metal Contractors: Strategies for Equity and Ownership Transfer

This report presents the results of a study commissioned by the New Horizons Foundation to identify ..


Leadership Selection Practices for HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors and Fabricators

This report outlines each step of the leadership selection process, making recommendations based on ..


Mentoring and Coaching Practices: Developing the Next Generation

The subjects of this report, mentoring and coaching, are two processes that can be used successfully..


Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking is as a blueprint for contractors seeking to use the Future Study to improve thei..


White Paper: Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement, as used in this paper and industry in general, has a specific meaning as the..


White Paper: Enhancing Your Organizational Structure: An Approach to Profitable Operations

This white paper focuses on traditional and functional organizational structures. It offers a simple..


White Paper: So You Want to Be a CEO? Read This First

While this white paper focuses on CEO responsibilities for HVAC/sheet metal firms, it also reviewe..


White Paper: Using a Board of Directors, Peer Groups and Other Resources to Challenge and Enhance Performance: For HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors

An area of increasing adoption throughout the construction industry is the use of high-functioning b..


An Executive Exit - A Closer Look at the Factors That Drive Successful Executive Transitions

The FMI Corporation reports that the engineering and construction industry is facing an extraordinar..


The Use of Just-in-Time Training in Construction

The Just-in-Time Training (JITT) report examines in detail the concept and application of Just-in-Ti..


White Paper: Tools for the Hiring, Promotion, and Talent Development of Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractor Personnel

Research shows that more than half the variability (and uncertainty) in hiring and promotion decis..