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Articles by BNP Media Staff

Tomorrow's Engineer: Everything Starts With A Flow Diagram

There’s no better way to build momentum early for a successful project.

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Extended Online Version -- Tomorrow's Engineer: System Training - Who Are We Kidding?

A third party, starting earlier, is the way to really get training done.
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Building Automation Reflections and Projections

Ken Sinclair, editor and owner of, provides a reflected review of a very exciting year in the building automation industry, as well as some crystal-ball gazing about what to expect for 2008.  
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Tomorrow's Engineer: PM Workorders, Not O&M Requirements

Sometimes, even while thinking big, you have to go to Plan B.

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Building Automation: Farewell, But Not Goodbye

Beyond the column, features and the Expo await.

December’s column is my last “Building Automation” column for Engineered Systems. The preparation of this column has become a monthly ritual that will be hard to break.

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Continuing a Creative Legacy

FIGURE 1. Sump water schematic. Sump pump operation is intermittent, based on ground water level, but the surge tank allows the transfer pump to run continuously. The heat exchanger allows
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Designing, scheduling, and Pumps Submittal Review

Looking for problems on paper, Part 2.

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Tomorrow's Engineer: Fan Submittal Review - Looking for Problems on Paper

Sweating the details up front can avoid blowback on site.

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Building Automation: Stumbling Toward Sustainability

Utilities to facilities: get with the (incentive) program, whether we like it or not.

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Building Automation: Turning Buzz Into Bucks

When it comes to demand response, the demand is there. What’s your response?

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