Articles by BNP Media Staff

Tomorrow's Engineer: Green Initiative and More On Leadership

Get your firm’s policies in place to meet your clients’ green aspirations.

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Building Automation: Opportunity Overload?

As markets and chances for improvement grow, don’t miss the forest for the trees.

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Tomorrow's Engineer: The Making of Back to Basics/HVACR Designer Tips

See how to use checklists to build success, and more.

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3rd Party TAB Request for Proposal

As a continuation of the August Tomorrow’s Engineer column and also taken from the Engineered Systems-RDK Engineer’s Commissioning & TAB seminar presented last month in Baltimore (July 18, 2007) here
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Third-Party TAB -- We're Making Progress

Want the very picture of perfect balancing? Start by drawing it.

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Building Automation: Making Money with BAS Mash-Ups

How do our traditional controls fit into the GridWise vision?

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Building Automation: Connectivity + Convergence + Confluence


Know which way the wind blows to survive the C’s of Change.
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Troubleshooting: -- A Niche Business


It’s based on the quality control process. A controlled process will give you quality.
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Growing A Greener Plant

Expanding a manufacturing facility might motivate a company to consider some sustainable options. But when your company is actually in the HVAC business, the pressure is on. In this case, Taco found several ways to walk the walk and pick up LEED certification, including using its own software to aid in the design. Cogeneration, a one-pipe system, and touches like controlling the climate in truck areas to reduce air pollution helped perpetuate the company’s original concern with energy efficiency.
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Leadership -- Part Reality and Part Perception

Being in charge of an engineering group, a department, or a company takes a lot of planning ahead of time and then continuous improvement as time goes by. I wrote a book titled, Managing People In The HVACR Industry that was published by BNP Media that could have simply been titled Managing People: An On The Job Experience because the experience and process applies to many who advance into a management role.
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