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VAV Box – Sensitive, Install as Follows

  • June 30, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 71) - All IMHO:“Can we use flexible ductwork on the inlet to the VAV box?” Answer, Hell No! This is a question I have actually been asked.Why we are still using the 1960’s technology of VAV boxes is another subject. However given that…

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MEP Engineering is a Weak Link Game

  • June 23, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 75) - All IMHO:Breakthroughs come from unlikely places. Recently one came from a Malcolm Gladwell podcast referencing a book call “The Numbers Game” (a book about soccer by two economists, Chris Anderson & David Sally). Personally I could not care less about…

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USA & UK, 2 Engineering Cultures Sharing 1 Language

  • June 23, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 70) - All IMHO:"Britain and America are two countries separated by the same language" (George Bernard Shaw).In property development this can be restated as "Britain and America are two different engineering cultures sharing one language”.  I have been fortunate to work in…

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Clarity Equals Results – CxA Sampling Rates

  • June 16, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 69) - All IMHO:ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202-2013 (Commissioning Process for Buildings & Systems, Appendix B, page 15) requires a quality based sampling process for verification as part of the Commissioning process and this should be codified in the project OPR. The number of times…

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Hotel Design – How Many Stars?

  • June 9, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 68) - All IMHO:What is going on with hotels? This is whats going on; 5 star hotels with 3 star building services. Travelling with work means I am fortunate to stay in many 4 and 5 star hotels. However there are several…

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Whistle Blowing on Professional Services Fees

  • June 2, 2016

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 67) - All IMHO:What discount can you provide for all eight buildings? I have lost count how many times I have had this conversation. ​Today I will be a whistle blower. What follows is the hard reality that professional services firms will not tell you…

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