Articles by BNP Media Staff

Tomorrow's Engineer: Green Initiative and More On Leadership

October 1, 2007
Get your firm’s policies in place to meet your clients’ green aspirations.

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Building Automation: Opportunity Overload?

September 1, 2007
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

September 1, 2007
See how to use checklists to build success, and more.

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3rd Party TAB Request for Proposal

August 6, 2007
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

August 1, 2007
Want the very picture of perfect balancing? Start by drawing it.

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Building Automation: Making Money with BAS Mash-Ups

August 1, 2007
How do our traditional controls fit into the GridWise vision?

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Building Automation: Connectivity + Convergence + Confluence

July 1, 2007

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

July 1, 2007

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

June 1, 2007
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

June 1, 2007
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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