For a building program to be successful and sustainable, it must include an operating budget as well as a construction budget. Fifteen to 20% of the total cost of a building is first cost, and that remaining 80% or more is in the operation of the building over its life.
Do you remember your first college Parents Weekend, when as a freshman you welcomed mom and dad into your room? Did you have to hastily transform your room into an “acceptable” living space just prior to this reunion?
We continue our multifaceted look at the critical issue of hospital-acquired infections (HAI), this time through the prism of an industry veteran discussing ultraviolet germi-cidal irradiation and the role it can play in preserving patient health.
Seven questions to always ask the existing boiler’s operator round up this article, written to save you time and save your client grief (and possibly money) before, during, and after the project. Pumps, pipes, asbestos, and budget are just a few areas where opportunity (or problems) await.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.