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Tomorrow's Environment

Designing A Central Air Handling Equipment Room

Clean, filtered air is far from the only factor to keep in mind.
August 2, 2013
In discussing the design engineering of equipment rooms, we have already touched on chiller rooms and boiler rooms, so this month we will address air handling equipment rooms.
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Designing A Central Boiler Plant Equipment Room

Ventilation, noise, and fuel storage are just a few important considerations.
July 1, 2013
To continue the design engineering of equipment rooms, we move on this month from chiller plants to boiler rooms
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Can Someone Design a Mobile Manager Software Program?

Handheld project management will soon be an expectation, not a bonus.
April 26, 2013
Here is a good idea for a frustrated HVAC person who likes to dabble with computer technology. It seems to me that now just about everyone (except me) uses a handheld device of some kind and is drawn to endless hours of using it analogous to drawing a moth to a flame to its screen.
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Some Odds & Ends to Think About

From trends that are (or aren’t) catching on, to cooking for engineers …
March 29, 2013
Pharmaceutical projects are different? Not according to several readers who responded to this column I wrote last year.
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Make Your Meetings Work

Why not have the subcontractors run the weekly coordination meetings?
March 18, 2013
When I have sat in on trade contractor field coordination meetings over the years, the prime contract (either a general contractor or construction manager) will have his project manager and/or mechanical and electrical coordinator facilitate these weekly meetings.
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Solar Heat & Electricity: What's The Problem?

January 29, 2013

In some settings, the old excuses don’t hold water anymore.

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The Power Of Positive Thinking

January 2, 2013

Its payoff can extend to your revenue, too.

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A Woman's Perspective On Work

November 26, 2012
A casual survey and personal experience generate some candor and surprises.
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Company Of One, Cont'd Consider A Mentor

November 1, 2012
You’re never too old for practical words of experience.
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Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different

October 3, 2012
Especially compared to school challenges, the proper reply is, “Oh, please.”
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