Articles by Mike Murphy

Honeywell Momentum Conference Held

May 11, 2009
The 2009 Momentum Conference by Honeywell attracted more than 300 controls contractors and Honeywell distributors from around the world. The company showcased many new products, loyalty program enhancements, and two new, dedicated resource Websites during the meeting, which was held in Dallas.
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Building Information Modeling

May 11, 2009
Steve Shirley, president of University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc., an EMCOR Company, knows BIM. The J.W. Marriott hotel staff wheeled in extra chairs, aisles were blocked, and yet people still lined up outside the doorway to learn about building information modeling - BIM.
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Murphy's Law: Fast and Loose Energy Savings

May 4, 2009
Have you ever wondered about all the facts and figures that are tossed around like bits of lettuce floating through the air? Can all the numbers be right? In the current world of green initiatives, tax credits, and stimulus packages, playing fast and loose with energy savings claims does seem to be more of an art and less of a science.
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Murphy's Law: Pop-ups on Your Computer

April 29, 2009
The NEWS had such great response to a recent blog about computer protection that we have a few more hints that might come in handy for keeping your computer clean.
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R-422B Testing and Controversy Discussed

April 20, 2009
Though a vast majority of equipment manufacturers have decided to transition their new equipment from R-22 to R-410A, there is still a controversial issue with regard to servicing existing equipment in the field. One of the options considered is the drop-in refrigerant R-422B.
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Surviving a Slow Economy

April 20, 2009
Mark Swepston, president of Atlas Butler Heating and Cooling, gets reports on net profit on his cell phone and is able to actually manage hourly. But why? At a Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America breakfast meeting, Swepston said, “You should know these things so you can project the sales you need day-to-day.”
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Murphy's Law: Tip No. 3 - Free Internet Security

April 20, 2009
One way to prevent bad stuff from glomming onto your computer is to avoid going to certain Internet sites in the first place. But how do you know which sites might be a little risky?
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Murphy's Law: Pop-ups on Your Computer

April 16, 2009
The NEWS had such great response to a recent blog about computer protection that we have a few more hints that might come in handy for keeping your computer clean.
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Murphy's Law: Get Your Stimulus On

April 13, 2009
If you happen to be an unregistered voter in the United States, you probably didn’t vote in the recent presidential election. OK, perhaps no great loss, depending upon your perspective. However, if you are an unregistered contractor with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), it could certainly be a great loss.
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Murphy's Law: Protect Your Computer

April 6, 2009
If you have ever had to have a computer rebuilt because of all the bad stuff out there (worms, viruses, etc.), then you know the importance of maintaining a high level of security for your computer systems.
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