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Country And Western Fans Keep Their Cool At Traveling Music Festival

A temporary air conditioning system was used to keep country fans cool in the tents at the traveling George Strait Country Music Tour.When the nine-city, George Strait Country Music Tour
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The Exact Contract: Tools and Technique (December 2000)

Dare the specifications be canned?
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Single-Source Solutions: Have Better Meetings (December 2000)

Take these seven steps to master meeting minutes.
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Commissioning: Getting It Right: Top-Down Commissioning (December 2000)

While many people must buy in to make it work, commissioning remains an executive decision.
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Building Automation: AHR Expo Preview (December 2000)

"State Of The Art Capabilities In Building Automation" is headed for Atlanta.
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One Person's Opinion: Balancing Act (December 2000)

Controls get with the flow: Balance more ... for less!
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Looking To Pass, Not Fail (September 1999)

Hydronic applications, new and old, are on the rise at university and college campuses. Here are a few examples of classic hydronic project problems, along with ways to avoid them by design.
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The 4 Rs Of Chiller Replacement (September 1999)

The replacement chiller market is growing fast, but when it comes to the refrigerant in outgoing units, you must remove, reclaim, record, and try to reuse.
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Not-So-Chilling Results (September 1999)

Because ARI Standard 550/590-98 was derived from analysis of a single-chiller system, this has raised concerns about its applicability to multiple-chiller systems. The author maintains that the new standard works with multiple configurations.
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Check It Out (September 1999)

The University of Connecticut has set its sights on duplicating its men's basketball success with its ice hockey team. The first challenge was upgrading the one-time outdoor arena into an indoor rink that provides smooth ice and a comfortable environment year around.
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