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

TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Leaving A Legacy

Who does that? Don’t rule yourself out too quickly.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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If you are one of the fortunate ones to have had the opportunity to work in the building industry throughout your career, you probably don’t think you can or will leave a legacy for others to benefit from being in this business.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Corporate Central Plant Expansion Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, many major corporations with central chilled water plants will make the decision to increase their chiller plant to accommodate their building campus expansion.
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Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Pharmaceutical Building Warehouse Addition Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most pharmaceutical firms are committed to growth and make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facility.
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Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 1

Commitments to the process and to listening are just two qualifications you will need for this job.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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.”
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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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