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

When Forced To Be A Company Of One

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Solo success can flow from the right diagram and a specific service.
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HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Plenty of potential ventilation crises await many otherwise unassuming buildings, thanks to nothing more sinister than truck accidents, emissions from nearby buildings, or unavoidable natural disasters. However, by pairing a clear basis of design with HVAC response strategies, building owners can apply some forethought and preparation to avoid worst-case consequences. Start by asking the right questions about your facility.
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How To Be A Money-Making Engineer

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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What they don’t teach you in school.
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Let's Get Rid Of The One-Year Warranty Phase

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Four building pros weigh in on the concept.
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Consultant Appreciation Day

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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How about some learning, lunch, and leisure at the client’s place?
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Commissioning Of Infection Control

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Back in January 2011, I wrote in this column about hospital-acquired infection based on my introduction to this serious problem and my participating as a steering committee member for the Hospital Associated Infection Organization (HAIO).
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Thank You, Steve Jobs

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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The hard part was more about presentation and persuasion than waiting on technology.
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Third-Party TAB Consulting In Sync With Third-Party Commissioning – Its Time Has Come.

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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The people in the industry don’t necessarily make a loud argument for it, but the results often do. How to get this ball rolling, sell it, and see it through from design to occupancy? Look ahead by looking below.
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Twenty Years and Counting

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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It’s been an interesting two decades (and counting), commenting on the industry one page at a time.
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Energy & Environmental Management Is A Team Effort

Organize the players and communicate the successes.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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This past March, I asked the question, “Do you have a corporate sustainability plan?” and recently I was discussing this topic with a director of a physical plant for a major college on the East Coast. He commented, “Energy conservation and environmental management should be a team effort.”
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