My perception of an engineering career started about the time I was in high school. I had visions of smart young engineers, armed with enthusiasm and technical knowledge solving complex problems that would make the world a better place.READ MORE
Congratulations! You’ve been promoted, and now you oversee the maintenance and operation of a brand-new building. You look on in pride at your shiny new facility. The architect, engineers and contractors have left, and now it’s all yours.READ MORE
It is commonly understood that any piece of electrical equipment must be rated to withstand the short circuit current available from the electrical supply. If the short circuit availability exceeds the equipment rating, an electrical fault could result in damage, along with possible fire and injuries.READ MORE
Do you ever wonder why some people are good at certain activities, and yet struggle with others? When you ask someone about this, the answers are often “Well, it just comes easy for me”, or “I’ve never been good at this kind of thing.” So, why are some people good at organizing paperwork, whereas others naturally gravitate towards creativity? Why is it that some of us can design things in our head, or solve puzzles,READ MORE
Many years ago, when I first got into building commissioning one of my mentors told me that over 70% of building operating issues stem from unclear expectations, and/or unclear communication.
Despite significant changes in equipment, codes and technology; clarity of expectations and communication remain as pertinent today as they did back then.
Here are seven recommendations for ensuring that MEP building systems, operate as they are intended to.READ MORE
One cannot help but notice the increase in solar and wind powered electrical generating sites that seem to be appearing everywhere. Authorities, investors, designers, installers, owners, and the general public are being challenged to address the environmental, operation and safety impacts of these systems.READ MORE