We are a non-union mechanical contracting firm, so I’m always a bit uneasy when we end up on large construction jobs where all the other contractors are union shops.

In this case, York (Pennsylvania) City Hall was relocating to what had been a corporate bank office building. Engineered drawings provided the road map we were to follow for the HVAC renovations. The architectural firm held weekly progress meetings, and that first meeting provided an opportunity to meet and greet everyone involved.

Submittals! Someone questioned why we had to provide submittals for approval when they were going to be providing and installing exactly what had been specified by the engineer. That led to a lively discussion, but crazy or not, “get them to us ASAP so we can obtain stamped approvals.”