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

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Can Someone Design a Mobile Manager Software Program?

Handheld project management will soon be an expectation, not a bonus.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Here is a good idea for a frustrated HVAC person who likes to dabble with computer technology. It seems to me that now just about everyone (except me) uses a handheld device of some kind and is drawn to endless hours of using it analogous to drawing a moth to a flame to its screen.
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Back 2 Basics

Back 2 Basics

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with outdoor air ventilation, space cooling, and also no mechanical heating or cooling required.  


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Make Your Meetings Work

Why not have the subcontractors run the weekly coordination meetings?
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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When I have sat in on trade contractor field coordination meetings over the years, the prime contract (either a general contractor or construction manager) will have his project manager and/or mechanical and electrical coordinator facilitate these weekly meetings.
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Solar Heat & Electricity: What's The Problem?

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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In some settings, the old excuses don’t hold water anymore.


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The Power Of Positive Thinking

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Its payoff can extend to your revenue, too.


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A Woman's Perspective On Work

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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A casual survey and personal experience generate some candor and surprises.
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Company Of One, Cont'd Consider A Mentor

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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You’re never too old for practical words of experience.
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Less Capacity Is The Coolest

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Sometimes, what seems like a need for more cooling capacity could be the need to take a hard look and fine-tune the existing chiller plant. With a hospital expansion coming up, the team on this UMass Memorial Health Care project avoided adding up to 120 tons of capacity with tactics that included attacking inefficiencies in piping, valves, cooling towers, and controls.
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Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Especially compared to school challenges, the proper reply is, “Oh, please.”
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Presenting A Seminar To Others

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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The benefits are many, and they start in the prep.
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