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2014 December

Check out the December 2014 issue of Engineered Systems.

Protecting Those Who Served: Ventilation At Walter Reed

At Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the mission was an air handling overhaul without interrupting the usual delivery of care. The project team delivered a safer, upgraded environment via a new desiccant system, air handlers, increased flexibility in the surgical suites, and more.
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Radiant HVAC The How, Where & Why

Does an old-school concept deserve consideration for a wider range of projects these days? After a refresher on the basics, warm up to a variety of current tips and advantages for maintenance, controls, and installation.
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COMMISSIONING

Commissioning Action Lists: Keeping Them Under Control, Part 3

Don’t let this trio of developments throw you off your game.
I will close out 2014 with this final column about how to avoid excessively long commissioning action lists (CALs).
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Checklists & Pre-Show Planning

Use the Expo’s free sessions to enlighten (and pace) yourself in January.
Almost every month, something worthwhile comes in right as I’m writing this page.
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TOMORROW'S ENVIRONMENT

More On First-Time Managers

Showing the group the big picture and tailoring skill sets to the workload can pay off.
With this year coming to an end and a new business year starting next month, this is a good time for a first-time manager to stop and take one last look at her first year business plan and assess how things went relative to the company’s goals; the employees within the group’s goals; and the group’s sales, revenue, and operating budget.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Pressure-Independent Control Valves

PICV technology has its benefits, but is it worth it?
On several recent projects, we have had control contractors who have promoted the use of pressure-independent control valves (PICV).
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CASE IN POINT

Pipe system contributes to Indy data center’s victory lap

Alex Carroll and Rich Banta, owners of Indianapolis-based LifeLine Data Centers, are open to new and big ideas. They had the vision to convert the abandoned 41-acre Eastgate Shopping Mall on the east side of Indianapolis into a mega-sized Tier-4 rated data center and high-tech office complex.
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