Utility Information Services (UIS), a new energy management service for North American and European markets from Siemens Building Technologies, is an online solution de-signed to help building owners monitor and reduce energy costs and emissions.
Leveraging its many years’ experience delivering automated environmental monitoring and control systems for FDA-regulated industries, Siemens Building Technologies announced that its “Apogee Compliance Solution” is a bundled technological and procedural solution to 21 CFR Part 11.
As energy costs continue to increase, companies are reassessing their energy management capabilities and looking for ways to trim their operating expenses. As a result, sophisticated energy management systems (EMS) have become an attractive tool for companies wanting to reduce their energy consumption and maintenance costs and contractors who are looking to grow their businesses.
Contractors are always looking for different ways to grow their businesses. How about offering a completely new product or service — one that is intertwined with the products and services a contractor already offers, but that many customers would find extremely beneficial if implemented correctly? That new product and service can be found in building automation systems (BAS).
In this second installment of a four-part series on The News’ 2002 survey of contractor readers concerning their companies’ salary and service rates, we examine contractors’ pricing methods and service rates.
Some 40 years ago, the business of self-storage was small business, without much of a future. Today, the clientele for storage space has grown to include wine aficionados, antique collectors, and commercial business owners with diverse storage needs. As storage facility owners cater to new and growing markets, they are adding computer-based control technologies to their ensemble of services and benefits.
There has been a lot going on in the world of building automation systems (BAS) in the last decade. Prior to that time, proprietary BAS were the norm. In these types of systems, the manufacturer controlled every internal aspect of the system, the components could only be purchased from the original manufacturer, and the system could not easily be linked to any other manufacturer’s system. Today, most manufacturers are emphasizing the need for “open” systems that use communication protocols such as BACnet®, LonWorks®, and ModBus.
In this first installment of a four-part series on The News’ 2002 survey of contractor readers concerning their companies’ salary and service rates, we examine salary rates, benefits, and the hiring and firing of employees.
The growth of the frozen food industry has meant an increase in the number of production and storage facilities to meet consumer needs. Temperatures in frozen food production and distribution range from 50 to -50 degrees F. A test facility with a layout that represents all levels of temperatures and numerous production challenges was chosen to illustrate the refrigeration requirements in a typical production-distribution facility.