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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Leaving A Legacy

Who does that? Don’t rule yourself out too quickly.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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If you are one of the fortunate ones to have had the opportunity to work in the building industry throughout your career, you probably don’t think you can or will leave a legacy for others to benefit from being in this business.
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Letters to the Editor

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I was reading your article about the potential disconnect between system complexity and the resources/capabilities of the owner’s O&M organization (“Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should,” May 2014).
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Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 1

Commitments to the process and to listening are just two qualifications you will need for this job.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Third-party troubleshooting review of problematic HVAC installations can be a profitable business if done correctly.
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Tomorrow's Environment

Third-Party Peer Review

It’s not a job for everyone, but follow these steps and you’re on your way to success.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Third-party peer review can be a profitable business if done correctly both technically and professionally.
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Editor's Note

From Awards To Pink Slips

Some late notes of interest from the inbox run the gamut of outcomes.
By Robert Beverly
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As we were putting this issue together, I got a follow-up email from Joseph Dussault, who co-wrote the feature about the big ventilation/ductwork retrofit at Yawkey Boston Medical Center.
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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Complex HVAC systems only stand a chance when endusers have the interest and ability for a long-term commitment.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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HVAC systems can do amazing things these days — things that were unthinkable even 20 years ago.
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More On Doing The Right Thing

Advice for the jobsite, including don’t play “the blame game.”
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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To follow up last month’s discussion on doing the right thing when it comes to addressing another person/company’s problem(s), let’s look at a few scenarios, problems, pitfalls, and approaches to correcting an error.
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Doing The Right Thing

Pointing out design flaws isn’t easy, but engineers must apply their best assessments for the building owner.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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The other day, a colleague of mine mentioned to me that she was taking on a project where others in her company were not happy.
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Editor's Note

Novelty No More?

Signs hint at gradual steps toward a more sensible presence for women in engineering.
By Robert Beverly
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It’s been 15 years since I went to my first AHR Expo, walked around, and said to myself, “Wow, this crowd is pretty much all dudes.”
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Tomorrow's Environment

Prepare And Complete An HVAC Project Closeout Punch List

It’s nobody’s favorite part, but the road to performance goes through this paperwork.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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This is the fourth and final column on preparation and completing specific consulting engineering tasks that are traditionally covered in the design engineering firm’s consulting fee.
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