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Tomorrow's Engineer: DON'T SPECIFY <i>Trending Capabilities</i>

In the August 2006 “Tomorrow’s Engineer” column, I talked about submitting responsible documents, followed by a January 2007 column on construction documentation with more to follow in 2007. To sum up, here is a responsible construction documentation suggestion directed to BAS: When specifying BAS computer software capabilities, don’t specify trending capabilities.
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Making The Measurement & Verification Plan A Positive Purpose

A little late but as promised, here is my suggested standardized Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan.  Also click on the Measurement/Meter & Verification Meter Schedule Matrix and Flow Diagram that
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Will You Please Listen To Yourself?

Frequently in my travels, I hear engineers offering pathetic excuses for why they didn’t do a good job or how they lost money with the fee they had. I hear these so much that I decided to write them down.
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Building Automation: Sustainable Green Connectivity

Sustainable green connectivity is what building owners want now from BAS. The need is urgent, and if we are not willing to provide it, there are those that will. As I look over the subject matter and events covered on AutomatedBuildings.com for the last few months, I repeatedly see the words “sustainable,” “green,” and “connectivity” appearing.
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Meet Your Professional Development Notebook

Are you committed to excellence? How about continuous improvement? And how about those people that you are responsible for on your project, in your group, your department, or your company? If your answer was no or not all the time, and you want to change, let me suggest you go out and purchase a 3-by-5-in. spiral-bound notebook.

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Building Automation: Eight and Counting

Time for another set of educational sessions at AHR Expo 2007 in Dallas.

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Tomorrow's Engineer: The Search For Single-Source

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO RECOGNIZE ABOUT THE D-B PROCESS.
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Building Automation: Global Connectivity

EVENTS SPREAD BUILDING INTELLIGENCE ACROSS CONTINENTS AS THE INDUSTRY'S LINGUA FRANCA.
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Back to Basics: Test 216 AHU REPLACEMENT AND RETROFIT - DESIGN TEST

Helpful HintsRefer to the October 2006 "HVACR Designer Tips" and "Back to Basics," and this month's "HVACR Designer Tips" for additional information. Design Phase Give proper consideration to adequate duct
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Test 215 AHU REPLACEMENT - DESIGN TEST

The focus of October's "Back to Basics" and "HVACR Designer's Tips," will be the replacement of a 20,000-cfm supply air system (constant volume with hot water reheat) serving an office building.
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