President's Corner - April

Let me talk to you about building infrastructure...


Is what I say to my 2 year old when she won’t go to sleep. Works like
a charm. To the general public, our industry can certainly fly under
the radar. One sign of a job well done can be never hearing back
about a project ever again after it is done. Another side benefit of
the boom in interest in sustainable building and energy efficiency is
that it has increased the interest in what we do. At the very least I’ve
seen some condensing boilers on This Old House.

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Complying with Ventilation Code

Complying with Ventilation Code

With the adoption of the 2011 Ohio Mechanical Code, there were changes placed in Section 403, Mechanical Ventilation which updated the outdoor air ventilation requirements so they were consistent with the requirements of ASHRAE 62.1.

Since the time that this change went into effect five years ago, we are still receiving mechanical documents that are not taking into account these requirements. 

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President's Corner - February

President's Corner - February

I went to my first ASHRAE Conference/AHR Expo this past month, and the first thing that I was confronted with was the sheer size of the event and the amount of things to see. The moment you step into a seminar or get a coffee, you’re missing out on five other things.
There are lots of great seminars, technical committees, and social events that are part of the conference – and then you go next door and get lost at the hundreds of manufacturer’s booths that have set up shop in the convention center.

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President's Corner - November

It feels like you can’t flip through an industry magazine without seeing something about integrated project delivery or design-build or any of the other newer project delivery methods that rely on an increased cooperation between designers, construction managers, and contractors. Even in the ol’ design-bid-build scheme, collaboration leads to better results and more efficient use of time and money. 

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