Articles by Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.

TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 1

Commitments to the process and to listening are just two qualifications you will need for this job.
July 1, 2014
Third-party troubleshooting review of problematic HVAC installations can be a profitable business if done correctly.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Treatment Clinic Within An Existing Hospital Building Project

July 1, 2014
At some point in time, most healthcare system building committees are given the responsibility to establish a building upgrade program to enhance their healthcare services and to contribute to the local community needing convenient health care treatment.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Renovated College Student Union New Building Project

June 2, 2014
At some point in time, most college or university building committees are given the responsibility to establish a building upgrade program to enhance their campus and attract the interest of potential future students.
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Third-Party Peer Review

It’s not a job for everyone, but follow these steps and you’re on your way to success.
June 1, 2014
Third-party peer review can be a profitable business if done correctly both technically and professionally.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A New K-Middle School Building Project

May 1, 2014
At some point in time, most school building committees are given the responsibility to establish building programs to expand their city or town school systems by adding new school buildings
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More On Doing The Right Thing

Advice for the jobsite, including don’t play “the blame game.”
May 1, 2014
To follow up last month’s discussion on doing the right thing when it comes to addressing another person/company’s problem(s), let’s look at a few scenarios, problems, pitfalls, and approaches to correcting an error.
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Building Programs To Basis Of Design For A Mission Critical Tenant Fit-out Project

April 1, 2014
At some point in time, most mission critical companies will make the decision to expand their data center space by either outsourcing the mission critical expansion add-on or new space, or lease a tenant space that has already been designed to accept a mission critical data center.
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Doing The Right Thing

Pointing out design flaws isn’t easy, but engineers must apply their best assessments for the building owner.
April 1, 2014
The other day, a colleague of mine mentioned to me that she was taking on a project where others in her company were not happy.
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Prepare And Complete An HVAC Project Closeout Punch List

It’s nobody’s favorite part, but the road to performance goes through this paperwork.
March 1, 2014
This is the fourth and final column on preparation and completing specific consulting engineering tasks that are traditionally covered in the design engineering firm’s consulting fee.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A New Commercial Office Building Shell & Core Building Project

March 1, 2014
At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facility.
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ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
3/25/14 2:00 pm EST

Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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Check out the July 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on chiller retrofits in health care facilities, building automation, and much more!

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