a recent NEWS’ column titled “Fraud and Theft
Prevention Need Attention,” the topic of risks that businesses
take was discussed and it concluded with the mention of a Q&A document from
the Dwyer Group. This document has
now been made available to The NEWS for publication.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have been honored with an R&D 100 Award for developing Access Grid 3.0. With the Access Grid, remote collaborators can see and talk with each other and share materials, while avoiding unnecessary travel.
many school administrators about the air quality inside their buildings, and
the frank answer is liable to be “Well, we don’t know.”
They should. School
air quality and student performance go together as naturally as breathing in
and breathing out.
With this article, The NEWS is introducing a new online column called “Troubleshooting With Jim Johnson.” In this column, Jim Johnson, director of training for Technical Training Associates, will present a specific HVACR equipment problem and invite readers to submit their diagnosis.
Rather than diverting attention and finances
during periods of lower Workers’ Compensation rates, employers can benefit by taking steps to guarantee long-term
savings. Here are eight mistakes employers should avoid so they can achieve
long-term Workers’ Compensation savings.
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.