If you look at the evolution of critical facilities you will see a fairly consistent increase in complexities as the requirements and expectation of sustaining continuous operations became more and more demanding.
There are few things more frustrating over the course of a construction project than to realize that the built facility does not meet the fundamental requirements set forth at the onset of the project.
Most companies and corporations have corporate standards that address fiduciary and fiscal duties, responsibilities, and protocols, etc. They have standards addressing the execution and governance of their core business and how the company interacts with regulators, labor unions, and other companies.
On a recent project status call an engineering firm’s mechanical engineer stated, “We always design for the worst case.” The focus of the call was to troubleshoot operational problems associated with an air handler that was experiencing problems due to low load conditions.
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