This business requires practical, not prodigy. We are not building something to take us to the moon. The building industry is far simpler than that and so we need good engineers, administrators, accountants, etc., not rocket scientists!
The U.S. Census Bureau expected a busy 2000, but a fast-track project to keep the department warm put the heat on the schedule even more. A dedicated project team mastered a project that really counts.
By Joanna R. Turpin
For more than half a century, "improperly sized equipment" confounded engineers and made comfort run hot and cold in a New York office. Then, thanks to a controls and chiller retrofit, staff recognized the true culprit. By David Lathrop
Three years ago, chiller failures at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center created a real crisis. A measured dose of "CPR" (chilled-water plant replacement) has since restored the system to health. Inspect this treatment, from diagnosis to equipment selection to success and savings. By Charles S. Heldenbrand, P.E.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.