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

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A Woman's Perspective On Work

A casual survey and personal experience generate some candor and surprises.
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Company Of One, Cont'd Consider A Mentor

You’re never too old for practical words of experience.
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Less Capacity Is The Coolest

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

Especially compared to school challenges, the proper reply is, “Oh, please.”
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Presenting A Seminar To Others

The benefits are many, and they start in the prep.
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When Forced To Be A Company Of One

Solo success can flow from the right diagram and a specific service.
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HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required

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

What they don’t teach you in school.
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Let's Get Rid Of The One-Year Warranty Phase

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

How about some learning, lunch, and leisure at the client’s place?
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Check out the November 2014 issue of Engineered Systems and the cover story: District Chilled Water Systems Design: A Tale Of Two Footprints.

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