By Alex Gonzales, PE, CxA, LEED AP In today’s world of ever more complex “intelligent buildings,” owners increasingly rely on collaborative project delivery methods to achieve greater efficiency and meet schedule requirements while minimizing risk. That’s also why progressive owners are looking to their commissioning authority (CxA) as third-party owner representatives/subject matter experts. With specialized … Continue reading As Owner Representatives, Commissioning Authorities Enhance Integrated Project Delivery and Lifecycle Operations
By Andy Johnson Technology evolves rapidly. Staying current is a challenge—especially as it relates to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Developers and owners can gain an edge by understanding how we currently use technology to save time and money, while ultimately improving facility management processes over the life cycle of a campus or … Continue reading How Technology is Transforming the AEC Industry
Where Are all the Women? By Israa Ajam Nearly 40% of women who go through the challenge of completing an engineering degree either leave the profession or never enter the field. Just 11% of practicing engineers today are women; yet over 20% of engineering graduates have been female for the past 20 years. Why aren’t … Continue reading Has the Engineering Industry Let Them Down?
High Flying Efficiency By William Tippin, DM CMC Airports are like cities—they operate 24/7 and consume a tremendous amount of energy while producing a considerable amount of waste. In fact, an airport’s operations and maintenance (O&M budget) constitutes a significant portion of its overall budget. It is under constant review, particularly in today’s energy conscious … Continue reading Optimizing Airport Operations Through Retro-Commissioning
By Davide Vettraino You can read all the books in the world, but, to be a great communicator you need the right mindset. I began my career as a mechanical engineer in manufacturing and have spent the majority of my working life in operations. I’ve become adept at building high performance teams and through the … Continue reading Five Communications Skills You Never Learned in College