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What is Commissioning?

  • February 24, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 95) – All IMHO: I saw a huge RFP recently which read like a Commissioning Management project but following a meeting it was clarified to be a TAB project with some systems validation…
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VAV Box Calibration – Trust But Verify

  • February 10, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 93) – All IMHO: Does a VAV box require calibration and verification in the field?  Short Answer Always, YES! “Trust, but verify” is a Russian proverb, used by President Ronald Reagan in the context…
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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know #7

  • February 3, 2017
Thermal Comfort: “a condition of mind in which satisfaction is expressed with the personal environment”. Depends on environmental factors and personal factors. Thermal comfort factors: 50% Radiation – 30% Convection – 20% Evaporation.  Conclusion = Mean radiant temperature matters Question = Why is…
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Two is One and One is None – Resilience

  • February 3, 2017
Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 92) – All IMHO: “ Two is One and One is None”, Jocko Willink, retired Navy Seal. This is a military perspective on redundancy for mission critical equipment and systems.  For businesses, redundancy is a…
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