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Commissioning: Getting It Right: The Quality Issue (November 2000)

Which is more important: budget, schedule, or quality?
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Indoor Sports Facility Sets Record For Comfort

Penn State University opened its newest sports facility in the summer of 1999. The new Indoor Track Facility replaces an outdated facility which was demolished to make room for the
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Single-Source Solutions: Redundancy and O&M Plans (November 2000)

What good is redundancy without an O&M plan?
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Designing With Maintenance In Mind (November 2000)

Despite the best intentions of owners, architect/engineers, and builders, sometimes things go wrong. Perhaps surprisingly, maintenance strategy is a frequent culprit behind startup problems.
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The Mechanical Modernization Of A Classical Icon (November 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)

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)

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)

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)

Choose the correct motor for your specification.
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The Pentagon’s Hvac Attack

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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