Posts From June, 2018

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Behind the Scenes: Support Columns 

June, 18, 2018 at 39:00

Photo is in the basement of a prominent museum in Philadelphia, PA. As part of the Core Phase project, the museum is performing a lot of excavating to make way for increased usable space for galleries, classrooms and support areas. In some areas, they have found that the footings below some of the 90 year old support columns need to be deeper and/or repaired. The shoring is in place on either side of the support column so that they can install new footings. The scale of this is pretty impressive when you consider the bottle of water on the right hand side of the photo.

By: Michael Palumbo, CCP, Senior Project Engineer

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Featured Deficiency! June 2018 

June, 18, 2018 at 06:00

This deficiency was recently spotted by Phil McCrory, Field Engineer II

What is wrong in this photo?

Answer: A thermostat should never be placed directly above a heat source. We find this in offices, as we do commissioning, when a thermostat is near a coffee maker, copy machine, etc. that generates heat, it throws off the thermostat readings. An accurate space temperature reading will never happen with this set-up.

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