Category Archives: Mentoring and Teaching

These posts are somewhat philosophical and discuss mentoring and teaching experiences and techniques I have had or used.

The Persistence of the Benefits of Commissioning (Plus a Few Pictures of Legacy Instruments)

As you probably have noticed if you follow the blog, I love finding old instruments in my travels. I have even been lucky enough to save a few of them from the dumpster, like this resonant frequency-based tachometer …   … Continue reading

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The AMCA ASET-US Conference and Mentoring

Earlier this year, I was asked to be the plenary speaker at the upcoming AMCA ASET Conference in San Antonio, Texas. As many of you probably know, AMCA is the Air Movement and Control Association International and their mission is … Continue reading

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Key Retrocommissioning Skills – A Follow-up

Hi there;  I’m back after a fairly long break in posting.   Another busy time at work and in life and spare time was in short supply.  But, I have been working on a number of posts and a recent comment … Continue reading

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Key Retrocommissioning Skills

For a lot of us, including myself, much of what we have come to know and rely upon as our working skill set for dealing with existing buildings has been the result of self-study and field experience (some of which … Continue reading

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Try This at Home! Please!

This post was inspired by a question from Alicia Breen, one of the students in a monthly retrocommissioning/ongoing commissioning class that I teach at the Pacific Energy Center with  Ryan Stroupe  and Tony Pierce.  The class is a one day a month plus homework … Continue reading

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