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

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Building Programs To Basis Of Design For A Mission Critical Tenant Fit-out Project

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

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facility.
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Preparing For And Assisting In System Startup

When it’s time to flip the switch, design engineers must be present to ensure proper system design.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Many consulting engineers will tell you that time invested in the construction phase is beyond their scope of work and, of course, the fee has been all used up and “we can’t afford to waste our time” with equipment and associated system startup.
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Building Program to Basis of Design for a Museum Addition Building Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facilities
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Building Program to Basis of Design for an Assisted Living Building Renovation Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facilities.
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Preparing For And Completing A Construction Site Field Visit

Here are some things to remember, bring along, and follow up about when seeing how the project is going.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Here are my suggestions for preparing to complete a construction administration site visit as the design engineer for the project.
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Energy Retro-Cx

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Prepare To Attend A Construction Meeting

Construction projects are only as successful as construction meetings. The first of four parts begins to get everyone on board and on the right track.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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This month and in the next three months, I will be sharing my experience pertaining to a design engineer who is responsible for the construction administration of the project he just completed the design for, with construction underway.
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