It’s that time again – school is back in session. These classes fill up quickly so get registered right away! The below classes will be held at Stromquist at 4620 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, GA. Price includes training material, certificate, plus breakfast and lunch (the half day Controller class does not include lunch). Start time is 7:30 a.m. Email email@example.com for more information. [Read more…]
Thanks to our friend Dr.Z for the second of his videos in how to read an HVAC wiring diagram. In this video he shows how to read a wiring diagram as it relates to an air condition unit. To see part one click here.
ControlTrends invites you to keep a continuous glimpse in review of how our industry’s engineering scaffolding was put into place and ASHRAE’s unending quest for industry standards and excellence.
The lineage of the Handbook begins in 1922, when the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASH&VE) published its Heating and Ventilating Guide. Its purpose was stated as follows in its preface:
‘The purpose of this new addition to the Society’s publications is to provide the engineer, the architect and contractor alike, with a useful and reliable reference data book relating to the art of heating and ventilating. [Read more…]
Building integrators and facility managers should take advantage of this great training and security insight opportunity provided by Panasonic and ASIS International entitled: CPTED for the Modern Security Professional, May 15, 2013, 1:00-2:00 EST.
Applying the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is very effective in protecting assets as well as drastically improving the quality-of-life experience in work and living environments. Get a quick refresher on the principles, practices, and strategies of CPTED and review how they can be applied to all building types, risk threat vulnerability assessments, and critical infrastructure protection.
Review the 4 D’s of physical security: Deter. Detect, Delay, and Detain. This is your opportunity to review and possibly apply these layers of security to your facility.
Click here for more information on ASIS International online education events.
CTA Awards Steering Committee is the sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW. The extraordinary BB King Blues Club will be the site of the 2013 ControlTrends Awards. Located in NYC’s Time Square, this famous venue promises to enhance the excitement and entertainment of the CTA’s.
Achieving BACnet Compliance is the eighth in the Understanding BACnet Series from our friends at Contemporary Controls. This video explains how the manufacturer’s products are compliant to the BACnet Standard through their BACnet Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement or PIC Statement.
Continued Source: Chapter 1, “A Long, Strong Pull Together”
In the late nineteenth century, the science of heating and ventilation was not well understood. When installing heating and ventilating systems, most contractors based their calculations solely and unquestionably on data in fan manufacturers’ catalogues. Only a few contractors were educated and had formal training in engineering.
Perhaps the best summary of the late 1890s was written by Stewart A. Jellett, a charter member and the second president of The American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers. He explains: “Until about 1890 the business of heating and ventilating had been largely based on the most ancient rule known to engineers, the rule of thumb…I believe it was the stress of competition, the commercial side of the business, that finally forced the recognition of the necessity for more scientific consideration, both in regard to the manufacture of the apparatus and in its application for regular work. “Between the so-called ‘Heating and Ventilating Engineer,’ who did not understand his business, and the heating and ventilating engineer who was 75 per cent. fakir [sic], the public was getting but a poor return for its money. [Read more…]