Articles by Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.

Commissioning: Five Priority Questions

November 29, 2004
Five questions can guide the priorities for a given project.
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Commissioning: Working In Retail

November 1, 2004
Commissioning is a perfect fit for a sector big on detail and efficiency.
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Commissioning: System Operating Procedures

September 28, 2004
Save time and trouble (and money) by thinking through SOP at the start.
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Commissioning: O&M Design Intent

August 30, 2004
"Maintainability" can get you everything from better IAQ to more money for capital projects.
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Commissioning: Integrated Design Intent

July 28, 2004
Remember the big picture when you do your DID.
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Commissioning: BAS Role Playing

January 30, 2004
Building automation startup and fine tuning vs. commissioning: what's the difference?
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Commissioning: Improving The Odds

January 2, 2004
Even reputable CM firms may leave too much to chance.
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Commissioning: Watching Commercial Trends

October 29, 2003
Even those building to sell (not occupy) are getting the point.
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Commissioning: Low Bid, Low Speed

September 29, 2003
Politics and cost scrutiny can make government projects difficult.
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Commissioning: Industrial Facilities Commissioning

August 26, 2003
In a world where process means bucks, there’s little patience for bugs.
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