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The Mechanical Modernization Of A Classical Icon (November 2000)

October 19, 2000
The historic General Motors Building is getting transformed into a new office center for the State of Michigan, combining Roaring '20s grandeur with 21st-century hvac.
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The Charge Of The Light Brigade (November 2000)

October 19, 2000
With the most recent generation of UVC technology, "enlightened" facilities can cut coil cleaning and energy costs while attacking other building ills as well. Here's an overview of how UVC is catching up to hvac concerns, and an illuminating primer on what to look for in such equipment.
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Designing and Commissioning The Pentagon (November 2000)

October 19, 2000
The renovation of the Pentagon is well underway, including two revolutionary aspects for the federal government: The remaining Pentagon project will be design-build, and the whole structure will undergo extensive commissioning.
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Design Guidelines For Smoke And Fire Control Systems (November 2000)

October 19, 2000
A smoke and fire building control system performs two main functions. The first is protecting the building occupants and property. The second is providing fire-fighting controls used by firefighters. Using ventilation and containment principles well can get the job done.
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Current Affairs: Why A Special Motor? (November 2000)

October 19, 2000
Choose the correct motor for your specification.
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The Pentagon’s Hvac Attack

October 2, 2000
That venerable bastion of American security is undergoing a 20-year, $1.2 billion renovation that will essentially take the 6.5 million-sq-ft building down to the slab and columns before it is rebuilt.
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Current Affairs: Motor Starter Basics - Part 2 (November 1999)

September 22, 2000
While designing, ask yourself: Is a local disconnect switch required for the hvacr equipment?
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Reconfiguration Does Justice To Courthouse IAQ

September 22, 2000
People in the Paulding County Courthouse (Dallas, GA) were feeling like prisoners of IAQ assault and battery, thanks to extremely poorly positioned air intakes. A series of design and equipment
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One Person's Opinion: The Case For Tchebycheff (November 1999)

September 22, 2000
Almost everyone measures airflow the same way, but has the most accurate method gone virtually unnoticed for over 20 years?
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Where Are All The Smart Buildings? (November 1999)

September 22, 2000
What ever happened to smart buildings? Are dollar-driven ones even smarter?
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