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

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Building Program To Basis Of Design For An Office Space Tenant Retrofit Building Project

The majority of, if not all, office buildings will go through a series of office space retrofits over the course of time
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Dress For Success

What you wear says a lot about who you are.
Back in 1975, John T. Molloy wrote a book titled Dress for Success.
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Leaving A Legacy

Who does that? Don’t rule yourself out too quickly.
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

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.
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

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.
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

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

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.
Third-party peer review can be a profitable business if done correctly both technically and professionally.
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