Housing starts fell 2.6 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.331 million units as the downswing in the housing market continued, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Starts were down 19.1 percent from a year earlier, falling to the lowest level in 12 years.
Building automation systems (BAS) have made
great strides toward embracing connectivity and
interoperability standards. This has given building owners more
freedom to choose among manufacturers for products and service support.
Even greater benefits await an organization whose BAS is merged with information technology.
Bob receives a call from the dispatcher to go to an office building that has a 100-ton system that is water-cooled. With the help of Btu Buddy, he finds that the water level in the cooling tower is low. They check the water fill circuit and discover a kink in the copper pipe.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) recently weighed in with new guidelines outlining how working parents or
those caring for elderly parents may be able to claim discrimination in the
workplace. The guidance indicates that employers must take extra care when dealing with caregivers.
When you energize a motor, you get two
outputs: a desirable one (work) and one that is not so desirable (heat).
Equipped with this knowledge, you can understand why one of the
criteria you must consider when selecting a motor for an application is the
effect of operating temperatures on that motor.
covered a lot of ground so far in this series, and in this, our final segment,
we’re going to focus on the actions that a technical professional can take when
providing outstanding customer service.
Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) partners have collaborated on the first-of-its-kind Mold Safe Model Home, which incorporates mold-resistant building practices and building materials. Construction is now being completed on the 3,000-square-foot two-story showcase home located in Chesterfield, N.H.
The temperature is 102° outside. The complaint is from a car dealership. The showroom temperature is 85° and the dealer is having a big sale the next day. Bob finds the a/c unit is already doing all it can. Btu Buddy shows Bob some tricks to get more out of the system.
This article explains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard for control of hazardous energy sources, why this is important, and what employers must do to protect their employees.