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Plumbing

HVACR

Pipefitters

Welding

Education / Cerfifications

LEED Certified

Plumbing

UA Local Union 72 Plumbers are offered a five year state-of-the-art apprenticeship training program.

Upon completion each Plumber will have a minimum of 8500 hours of on the job training and 1,200 hours of classroom training. To become a journeyman plumber each apprentice must receive a State of Georgia Journeyman Plumbing License, backflow preventer certification, OSHA 30 certification as well as Medical Gas Brazing and Installation certification.

UA Local Union 72 Plumbing contractors utilizing our highly trained plumbers are qualified to install plumbing systems in everything from the tallest high rise on the skyline to multifamily dwellings. UA Local Union 72 plumbers have safely and successfully installed complex plumbing systems such as the Georgia Aquarium and are equally at home installing heavy industrial plumbing systems. In the area of health care and hospitals UA Local Union 72 plumbers take great pride in installing safe and sanitary systems that are vital in promoting the well being of our communities. Local Union 72 also offers our plumbers extensive continued training throughout their careers at no cost to the member to stay in touch with the latest advancements in technology, code changes and installation procedures.

Our Plumbing contractors offer twenty-four seven plumbing service whether it is residential, food service or commercial or industrial needs and our training facility offers extensive customer service training in conjunction with multitudes of training opportunities geared to the plumbing service sector. If you need one plumber or 200 plumbers at any time for any reason UA Local Union 72 have the skilled craftsmen to see your project to a successful ending.












HVACR

UA Local 72 has Service Technicians that are qualified to service any size or type of HVAC system. Our technicians are highly trained to not only repair systems, but to recognize potential failures or maintenance issues before they become a major problem.

The systems we service everyday ranging from central energy plants, large buildings, factories with chillers that produce thousands of tons of cooling, specialized computer rooms, cascade type low temperature systems used in cryogenic facilities or the latest DDC energy management control systems are critical for our clients to better serve their customers.

Local 72 Technicians have had thousands of hours of classroom, on the job and continuing education training. We have the latest and most advanced safety techniques available including OSHA, Arc Flash, Rigging and environmental training related to the handling and use of all types of refrigerants, lubricants and chemicals used in the HVAC industry.

Our technicians are factory trained and service the majority of commercial, industrial and control systems that are currently on the market. Local 72 has highly trained and skilled technicians taking care of the needs of customers and end users every day.

UA Local 72 has the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Service Technician that is qualified to service any type or size of HVAC or Refrigeration system. Our technicians are not just trained to repair the various HVAC systems they encounter. They are all highly trained to be able to spot potential failures or maintenance issues before they become a major problem that could cause a disruption in the facility.

Our technicians are working on systems on a daily basis that are critical to the client being able to serve their customers.

From central energy plants at large buildings and factories that have chillers that produce thousands of tons of cooling to specialized computer room systems, cascade type low temperature systems used in cryogenic facilities, or the latest DOC energy management control systems. Local 72's technicians have had thousands of hours of classroom, on the job, and continuing education training hours.

Local 72's HVAC Technicians have had the latest and most advanced training available for safety in the HVAC Service industry. From the newest OSHA training, Arc Flash training, rigging, EPA Refrigerant environmental training related to the handling and the use of all types of refrigerants, lubricants, and chemicals used in the HVAC industry.

Many of our HVAC technicians are factory trained technicians that service a large majority of the commercial an industrial HVAC equipment and control systems on the market today. Local 72 has hundreds of highly trained HVAC Service Technicians taking care of customers and endusers needs every day.





Pipefitters

Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVACR Technicians local Union 72 provides contractors the safest and most highly skilled pipefitters available.

Whether installing or upgrading existing commercial heating and air conditioning systems you can be guaranteed that if a Local Union 72 pipefitter is on the project that you will receive a finished project completed on time and a quality crafted product.A journeyman Local Union 72 pipefitter that comes through our apprenticeship training program will have five years of classroom training and will have acquired over 8500 hours of on the job training.

The training includes but is not limited to: math, science, blue print and document interpretation, layout and installation of heating systems, cooling systems, fuel and natural gas piping, air systems, steam and condensate piping and multiple other fluid and gas piping systems. Also required are OSHA 30 safety training, welding and oxy-fuel cutting, brazing/soldering, heavy rigging, basic electricity/controls, first Aid/CPR and multiple other technology driven classes. Our journeyman pipefitters receive mandatory yearly continuing education classes that keep them abreast of the industry's latest advancements in techniques and installations.

In the Atlanta area Local Union 72 Pipefitters have installed the heating and cooling systems in the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, the Georgia Aquarium, Grady Hospital, Lockheed Aeronautical, numerous high rise office towers, countless schools and hundreds of other projects. In the outlying areas of the state Local Union 72 pipefitters have installed piping systems in Miller/Coors Brewery, Anheuser Busch, manufacturing plants, hospitals and the list goes on and on.

For over 120 years Local Union 72 has been proudly providing the safest and best qualified pipefitters throughout the state of Georgia.











Welding

UA Local Union 72 provides welders for construction projects and shop fabrication in the Atlanta area and its outlying areas with a workforce of over 350 certified pressure pipe and support welders ready and available to handle any pipe welding application. All of our certified welders after becoming certified in a welding process are given additional training that ultimately helps them to produce timely, quality welds not only in a controlled test environment but also in the construction environment.

Our experience in building and maintaining power generation plants, industrial manufacturing plants, institutional facilities, and commercial worksites guarantees a broad base of knowledge available to our contractors and end users. A proven track record of low weld reject rates ensures that the welding performed using Local Union 72's welder's finishes safely, on time, and under budget.

Through the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau, our welders are pretested and qualified in the following processes:

  • SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Automated GTAW Processes

With 78 pre-qualified ASME welding procedures, we have the manpower and skills to meet your most demanding pipe welding project. Our state of the art weld training facility has the capacity to train up to 80 welders simultaneously in multiple welding procedures along with classrooms and an auditorium to provide safety training and metallurgic training that goes well beyond simply joining two pieces of material together. Our facility is staffed with Certified Welding Inspectors and Authorized Testing Representatives that have years of on the job training themselves. When you need a welder remember UA Local Union 72 and our contractors any other choice would be a compromise.










Education/Certifications

UA Local Union 72 provides welders for construction projects and shop fabrication in the Atlanta area and its outlying areas with a workforce of over 350 certified pressure pipe and support welders ready and available to handle any pipe welding application. All of our certified welders after becoming certified in a welding process are given additional training that ultimately helps them to produce timely, quality welds not only in a controlled test environment but also in the construction environment.

Our experience in building and maintaining power generation plants, industrial manufacturing plants, institutional facilities, and commercial worksites guarantees a broad base of knowledge available to our contractors and end users. A proven track record of low weld reject rates ensures that the welding performed using Local Union 72's welder's finishes safely, on time, and under budget.

Through the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau, our welders are pretested and qualified in the following processes:

  • SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Automated GTAW Processes

With 78 pre-qualified ASME welding procedures, we have the manpower and skills to meet your most demanding pipe welding project. Our state of the art weld training facility has the capacity to train up to 80 welders simultaneously in multiple welding procedures along with classrooms and an auditorium to provide safety training and metallurgic training that goes well beyond simply joining two pieces of material together. Our facility is staffed with Certified Welding Inspectors and Authorized Testing Representatives that have years of on the job training themselves. When you need a welder remember UA Local Union 72 and our contractors any other choice would be a compromise.

Certifications: A wide variety of training opportunities are offered to our members in the fields of Plumbing, Pipefitting and HVACR.

In Plumbing we are beginning Auto Cad 1, we presently offer courses in Backflow Tester, EPRI Heavy Rigging, OSHA 30, Medical Gas Installer 6010, Foreman Training, Crane Signalman, Preparation for State Plumbing License (Journeyman and Master Class 1 or 2), Green Plumber Certification, offer classes in Prefabrication just to name a few.

In Pipefitting we are beginning Auto Cad 1, and are presently offering Beginner Welding Courses, Intermediate Welding Courses, Crane Signalman, Advanced and Multi Purpose Welding Courses, Pipe Layout, Tube Bending, Instrumentation Courses, Foreman Training, Safe Handling of Refrigerant, EPRI Heavy Rigging, Valve Repair Certification to name a few.

In the industry of HVACR we are beginning Auto Cad 1, and are presently offering ARC Flash, Basic Electricity, Refrigeration, Building Controls, Centrifugal Chiller Training, Tube Bending, Preparation for the State Warm Air License Exam, Manual J, Manual D, Heat Gain /Heat Loss Calculations, Basic Welding Courses, MSCA Customer Service to just name a few.

Our Industry is ever changing and we in the Training Department strive to stay at the forefront and change to meet the needs of our members and our partnering Contractors to stay competitive.

LEED Certified

LEED Certified = Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

LEED Certified is a green building certification program recognizing responsible, environmentally friendly building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, your building must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
Each rating system groups requirements that address the unique needs of building and project types on their path towards LEED certification. Once a project team chooses a rating system, they'll use the appropriate credits to guide design and operational decisions.
Today, our training programs proudly graduate "knowledge workers" with technology skills plus hands-on skills and Associate Degrees in Construction Supervision and Sustainable Technology %u2500 with majors in Plumbing, Pipefitting, Welding or HVACR. UA pipe trades industry workers are the heart, lungs, brain, and circulatory system of the Green Building Movement.
The UA is very proud of its leadership role in Skilled Trades Training. For the past four years we have been training instructors to certify our members in Green Systems Awareness. The program is also open to our Employer Partners as well as to the general public.Why is accountability in LEED certification so important?

So why be LEED Certified?
First, there is reward with certification, such as access to expert technical support; wide-ranging marketing benefits; and most importantly, the unbiased, transparent assurance that the project team cut no corners in the making or updating of your Class A green building. The LEED plaque means leadership, and it lets everyone know that the building has an integrated design that will be energy and water efficient, while increasing occupant health and comfort.
Without that assurance, projects can face various market disadvantages, such as "opportunity costs, accelerated obsolescence, or structural competitive disadvantage". On the public buildings front, third-party verification is critical to showing the community their money is being well-spent on sustainable, resilient buildings that save energy and money. But certification, a prominent display of leadership, also has a large impact on the community's uptake of green building.