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January 2, 2014
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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Tough Terms, Ahead of Time

April 26, 2013
I’ve just read Rebecca Ellis’ March column, “What is Substantial Completion” as well as the similar discussion toward the front of the magazine. We used to run into similar issues and finally realized the only way to tackle the issue is through contract terms established prior to starting the construction so that everyone knows what the rules will be when we get to the finish line.
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Why owners are so accepting

The following letters is in response to Rebecca Ellis’ December 2012 “Commissioning” column titled, “When Substantial Com-pletion Is Unsubstantial,” page 19.
March 11, 2013
I would not recommend changing your position of commissioning as a prerequisite for substantial completion.
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Pharmaceutical projects

January 2, 2013

I am writing this email in response to Howard McKew’s “Tomorrow’s Environment” column titled, "Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different?" in the October issue of Engineered Systems (page76). 


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Data overload

January 2, 2013

I just read Rebecca Ellis’ “Commissioning” column titled, “Equipment Data Overload” in ES magazine (July 2012, page 18).  


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Security concerns

January 2, 2013

This letter refers to the article titled, “HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required,” by Howard McKew, Gregory Dobbs, and Kevin M. Cogley, which appeared in the July 2012 issue of Engineered Systems (page 26).


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The right track

September 6, 2011
I just wanted to thank Howard McKew for his many articles and insights in Engineered Systems over the years. So many times, he has focused on important design, construction, operation, and performance issues with direct, sensible approaches.
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Stopping HAIF

September 6, 2011
I read with considerable interest Howard McKew’s January 2011 “Tomorrow’s Environment” column in Engineered Systems and his involvement in HAIF.
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