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Letters to the Editor

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I was reading your article about the potential disconnect between system complexity and the resources/capabilities of the owner’s O&M organization (“Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should,” May 2014).
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Letters To The Editor

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I just read (Rebecca Ellis’s) article in the May 2013 issue of Engineered Systems magazine (“The Importance of MEP Coordination”).
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Tough Terms, Ahead of Time

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I’ve just read Rebecca Ellis’ March column, “What is Substantial Completion” as well as the similar discussion toward the front of the magazine. We used to run into similar issues and finally realized the only way to tackle the issue is through contract terms established prior to starting the construction so that everyone knows what the rules will be when we get to the finish line.
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Why owners are so accepting

The following letters is in response to Rebecca Ellis’ December 2012 “Commissioning” column titled, “When Substantial Com-pletion Is Unsubstantial,” page 19.
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I would not recommend changing your position of commissioning as a prerequisite for substantial completion.
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Pharmaceutical projects

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I am writing this email in response to Howard McKew’s “Tomorrow’s Environment” column titled, "Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different?" in the October issue of Engineered Systems (page76). 


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Data overload

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I just read Rebecca Ellis’ “Commissioning” column titled, “Equipment Data Overload” in ES magazine (July 2012, page 18).  


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Security concerns

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This letter refers to the article titled, “HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required,” by Howard McKew, Gregory Dobbs, and Kevin M. Cogley, which appeared in the July 2012 issue of Engineered Systems (page 26).


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The right track

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I just wanted to thank Howard McKew for his many articles and insights in Engineered Systems over the years. So many times, he has focused on important design, construction, operation, and performance issues with direct, sensible approaches.
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Stopping HAIF

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I read with considerable interest Howard McKew’s January 2011 “Tomorrow’s Environment” column in Engineered Systems and his involvement in HAIF.
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