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Articles Tagged with ''engineering trends''

Calculating Life-Cycle Cost

Detailed calculations can unearth hidden savings.
September 6, 2011
Whether at work or in our personal lives, we all try to be smart shoppers. We’ll go that extra mile to save a few percent on upfront purchase costs but every so often miss the big picture by not taking total cost of ownership (TCO) into account.
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Editor’s Note: Parts is Parts

But this new lab helps them work more like “one big part.”
September 6, 2011
As I read the press release, something about the DOE’s planned user test bed facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab reminded me of the old Wendy’s commercial from the ’80s that most of you are, uh, mature enough to recall.
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Building Automation: Part 1: Proper Selection Of VFDS And BAS

August 1, 2011
Let drives steer you toward better performance, with these caveats.
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Solving Indoor Airborne Disease Transmission Problems

August 1, 2011
The author describes how toilet flushes aerosolize germs sending them airborne to soar around and infect their next victim(s) because bathrooms are designed backwards. Learn novel ways to control and clean bathroom air to help control airborne disease transmission problems. So feel free to hold your nose as you learn about how you can help protect people’s health within your client’s buildings.
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

July 1, 2011
Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Editor's Note: Sharp Ideas

July 1, 2011
Getting an acceptable ROI from this event is like finding a needle in a needlestack.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Business Development Is The Skill To Look Over The Hill

July 1, 2011
Put yourself in the position to come up with the next Great Idea, or to at least hear about and recognize it early on.
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Commissioning: Equipment And Controls Integration

July 1, 2011
We still face plenty of ways for start-up to be a let down.
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Building Automation: How Far WE'VE COME

June 1, 2011
We can only afford our present complaints thanks to our previous achievements.
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