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The Percussive Maintenance Podcast
Percussive Maintenance is defined as the use of physical concussion, such as a knock or a tap, in an attempt to make a malfunctioning device or person work. In this podcast, we’ll do much more than rattle the engineering industry’s exterior, we’ll dig deeper into the subjects and topics that matter most with some of the industry’s most important names.
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Michael Frank, P.E., vice president of design and engineering, McKinstry, discusses how the firm’s “Return with Confidence” program can deliver the health, safety, and assurance needed for building occupants to safely return to work.
Ash Awad, chief market officer, McKinstry, discusses the firm’s pledge to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by no later than 2040; the design work behind the Catalyst facility in Spokane, Washington; and much more.
Wade Conlan, P.E., CxA, commissioning discipline manager, Hanson Professional Services Inc., discusses how commissioning can curb the COVID-19 pandemic, his role on ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force, the upcoming Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) Annual Meeting, and more.
Justin Garner, P.E., CxA, vice president, Engineered Air Balance Co. Inc., discusses the role testing, adjusting, and balancing plays in the COVID-19 pandemic; if COVID-19 can be spread through the air, the upcoming Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) Annual Meeting, and more.
Troy Byers, P.E., TBE, CxA, LEED AP, founder/partner of Commissioning Consultants, member of the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), president of the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), and member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, discusses the role of testing, adjusting, and balancing in the COVID-19 era; the many organizations he’s involved in; the effectiveness of ASHRAE’s Building Readiness Guide; and more.
Amy Boyce, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, associate director of codes and technical strategy, Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), discusses the IMT’s decision to assume leadership of the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC), shares the timeline for the pending 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) update, and more.
Jim Costello, executive vice president, Incentive Solutions, discusses how engineering firms can pad their bottom lines through incentives and answers the question: Who makes the final decision in an HVAC transaction, the contractor or end user?