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Tomorrow's Environment: Software

Some will say most engineering, construction, and O&M software offerings are “smart” because they are all programs built for computer applications, but I see that some software has added benefits beyond their program intent. To begin, computer programs are developed to provide a variety of technical features, such as performing energy calculations and system/equipment service that blends technical data with financial data. Even my own software programs have specific features for commissioning and air and water balancing. But what about the benefits a program can provide which maybe weren’t part of the intent?
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Tomorrow's Environment: Positive Attitude + Creativity + High Energy = Leader

In recent “Tomorrow’s Environment” columns, I’ve talked about the need for engineers to change from being a commodity and a follower to recommitting their technical skills to engineer-driven consulting services. I touched on some of the engineering initiatives that are ideally suited for engineer-led teams. The heart of being a leader of projects begins with three essential attributes: Positive attitude, creativity, and a high energy level, followed by a need to lead.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Do You Have a Corporate Sustainability Plan

Like the emergence of Quality Control, it’s better business to get out ahead of this wave.
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Tommorrow's Environment: The Hospital Acquired Infection Foundation

We all need to do better in this design/build/O&M business.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Your Avant-Garde Strategy

What is your business plan and professional development plan for 2011?
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Tomorrow's Environment: Dashboard Without An Operator

How useful is live reporting with no live reportee?
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TOMORROW'S ENVIRONMENT: E-A VS. A-E MAKES SENSE TO ME

Here’s where, and three reasons why.
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