Featured Deficiency! May 2018

Both of these deficiencies were recently found in an educational facility in Birmingham, MI.


Rooftop Unit installed without connecting the Return Air Damper to the Outside Air Damper.


Rooftop Unit installed with enclosure framing blocking the burner maintenance access.

Found and Investigated by Chad Patterson, Field Engineer
 

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Dakota Knutson

Q/A with Dakota Knutson, Asst. Proposal Coordinator Employee of the Month: March 2018 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? This is tough because I want to go everywhere, but right now I would say... Read More
 

James Almodoval

Q/A with James Almodoval, Field Engineer Employee of the Month: January 2018 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? If I were able to go anywhere on the planet, it would have to be Mykonos, Greece. The... Read More
 

The Potential Future of Building Envelope Systems

While the construction industry tends be slow moving to change, demands for improvement in energy efficiency for our buildings continue to push the industry to develop and improve new materials and systems. The development and innovation of materials being utilized within building envelope systems is where this push is most evident. With increasingly savvy designers and building owners, and codes continuing to become more stringent from an energy standpoint, the future of the envelope industry is already starting to become a reality as shown in products that are coming to market across the world.

The future of building envelopes, at least in regard to materiality (and in the opinion of me, Robert Golda), is twofold. First, the use and development of highly insulating materials/systems and materials with lower thermal conductivity than standard products is key for the industry to stay in line with future code demands. Secondly, the use of materials and/or systems which are reactive to environmental or user demands inside of a building that improve energy performance and user comfort.

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Eric Turcotte

Q/A with Eric Turcotte, Field Engineer Employee of the Month: December 2017 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? I would go on a backpacking trip in Glacier National Park in Montana. What is something about you ... Read More
 

CJ Peter

Q/A with CJ Peter, Project Engineer Employee of the Month: December 2017 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? Maldives. It’s on my list for 2019. What is something about you that would surprise people? I... Read More
 

Tom Conn

Q/A with Tom Conn, Project Engineer Employee of the Month: November 2017 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The best mountain biking in the world! What is something about ... Read More
 

Joe Levandoski

Q/A with Joe Levandoski, Project Engineer Employee of the Month: November 2017 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? For me a perfect vacation would be a hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains. What is something... Read More
 

Frank Laino

Q/A with Frank Laino, Project Engineer Employee of the Month: October 2017 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? Australia. What is something about you that would surprise people? I like to cook. I am cooking ... Read More
 

Melissa Hale

Q/A with Melissa Hale, Assistant Proposal Coordinator Employee of the Month: September 2017 If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go? I would go to Maldives! The place looks so amazing. It’s actually sinking so I... Read More