Articles by Mark Skaer

Making a Case for Underfloor Air Distribution Systems

Underfloor air distribution (UAD) systems are gaining in popularity. In 1995, less than 3 percent of new office buildings had raised floors, with UAD being a fringe element. By 1999, 8 percent had raised floors, 20-25 percent with UAD. By 2002, 12-15 percent had raised floors, with approximately 40 percent having UAD.
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If CSI Can Exist, So Should HVAC Programming

I am going to sound like a broken record, but it has to be said over and over and over again until we, as an industry, do something collectively to get more young people into this industry. I’ve been preaching that we need to get a weekly TV show placed on the airwaves that deals with HVACR. There is no better way, in my mind, to catch the eye of this future generation than by the TV screen.
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California, Here He Comes?

He at least looked confident taking his diploma from HVACR Technology chair, Chris Brueggeman. However, even though this was the night Brad Bartz was saying goodbye to Ranken Technical College, the 25-year-old Maryville, Ill., resident was still uncertain where he would be next.
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NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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