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Articles by Robert Beverly

editor's note: Smarter Systems Coast To Coast

We have breaking news for you this month, in the form of a limited-space opportunity available to registrants for our gathering this fall in San Diego.
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editor's note: Great Expectations (Three Different Ways)

The missus and I enjoy the movies, but we find ourselves watching fewer and fewer of them in the movie theater. Why? Well, the inappropriate talking, the prices, and the having your seatback kicked by some unrepentant kid haven't helped. Heck, if I could find a used theater-quality popcorn popper and then retrofit our sofa with a cupholder, we might never leave the house.
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Humidification Online

Manufacturers of humidification equipment stock their websites with plenty of info about the several types of product lines out there. But what resources can a designer find on the Internet to create the right system for the application at hand? Interested engineers can use a plethora of online options, downloadable and otherwise, to help them get the right amount of moisture into the right space in the right way.
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Editor's Note: Opening With A Full House

Stacking the deck isn't always cheating. With the help of our friend Paul Ehrlich, P.E., of the Building Intelligence Group, our first-ever Building Automation Conference offered a slew of industry "face cards" to provide some presentation firepower. Beforehand, and in Baltimore, Jessica Yamin and the rest of our conference staff promoted and organized what really did amount to a good deal for attendees. And ultimately - to borrow from the ever-popular poker terminology - we drew an ace "on the river" when about 150 of you shuffled in to energize the conference.
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We Blog Together

As far as song titles go, you can't get much more generic than "We Belong Together." In fact, a quick search of reveals at least 50 recording artists who have released a song with that title, and I'd bet almost all of those are separate compositions. Personally, I prefer Rickie Lee Jones' version, but if you take the title and apply a typical late-winter head cold, then you get where we're headed this month: the new ES Blog at
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Editor's Note

By the time you read this, the new Engineered Systems website will be up and running. Conveniently, you can find it at the same old address: All BNP Media publications have been under-going a massive website renovation since last year, and now our turn to launch has come around.
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Commercial Buildings In The 21st Century: Prototypes And Personnel

Tomorrow's innovations are still being hatched in laboratories, but the real forces steering better commercial building systems are the ones driving to work today.
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A Tall Tale Of Success (October 1999)

Start to finish, the 4 Times Square project kept one eye on the environment and another on the bottom line. The results were healthy, both for people and their pockets.
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Ship Shape (January 2000)

Versatile designers, a project manager with Navy training and people skills, and an hospitable hospital earned hvac stripes and the 2000 Engineering Team Award.
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From Beethoven to Bush (February 2000)

Whether serving a sophisticated audience or delivering a retrofit to the first family, these projects represent two of hvac’s finest in AHR 2000’s host state.
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