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Successful piping solution helps beer go from brew room to tap

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The owners of Aardwolf Brewery in Jacksonville, FL, are not taking any chances when it comes to their up-and-coming business. That attitude is what led them to select Aquatherm as an important component for their brewing room.
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Building Automation

Controls Retrofits – Preserving Smoke Control

Follow these three steps when it comes time to upgrade critical life safety manage-ment.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Following a tragic fire in a Las Vegas hotel in the 1980’s, the industry recognized the dangers to occupants from smoke inhalation during a fire emergency.
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Back 2 Basics

Building Program to Basis of Design for an Assisted Living Building Renovation Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facilities.
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Commissioning

Functional Performance Test Sampling

Testing it all typically isn’t an option. How to determine what (and how many) to check?
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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In the standard commissioning process, there are two primary technical activities that occur on site at the end of construction and prior to systems acceptance by the owner.
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Tomorrow's Environment

Preparing For And Completing A Construction Site Field Visit

Here are some things to remember, bring along, and follow up about when seeing how the project is going.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Here are my suggestions for preparing to complete a construction administration site visit as the design engineer for the project.
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Letters To The Editor

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I just read (Rebecca Ellis’s) article in the May 2013 issue of Engineered Systems magazine (“The Importance of MEP Coordination”).
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Editor's Note

New Year, New Media, New York

We’re bringing a new multi-collaborator blog online and bringing a live event to AHR.
By Robert Beverly
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Some news items don’t fit cleanly on a page, and others stray just far enough off the beaten path to be enlightening (or just plain entertaining).
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Case In Point

Natatorium project dives into energy savings, reduces refrigerant use

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The retrofit of a 25-yr-old conventional indoor city recreation center proved to be a psychometrics and logistics challenge, according to the project’s engineer and mechanical contractor.
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Case In Point

Louisville hotel plans ahead with energy management system

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Guests of the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY, may not be aware that one of the most impressive amenities is working behind the scenes.
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Case In Point

Plastic cooling towers cure hospital’s maintenance, energy cost symptoms

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It’s no secret that hospitals contain some of the most diverse and demanding environments that require dependable performance of the HVAC system.
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