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Engineering Manager, CB Richard Ellis
8 CBRE Transforms Building Engineers
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12 10 Ways to Prevent Building-Associated
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AFEFocus 2011 Board of Directors
Looking Beyond Facilities America
Thomas A. Baxter, CPS
Reed Lillard, CPE
acilities America is arriving once again. In fact, many of you may be Vice Chair, Finance
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Sometimes You’ve Got to Shake Things Up...
o, we had the “earthquake of the century” here in and most of all relevant to your actual daily work and
Virginia last week. It’s interesting that in the last professional needs.
issue I wrote about catastrophic failure and now
in August, as I write this, we have experienced not ■ SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
only an earthquake but also a hurricane in the same The world is changing, sometimes quickly during an
week! Even as a California native, I must confess it really did earthquake and sometimes more slowly, as with deple-
shake things up on the East Coast. Fortunately, while the tion of common energy resources. As efficient operations
region received some major and much become more essential, AFE is shaking up the response
minor damage, we did not experience a to change by increasing the resources we provide to
major disaster, and the AFE offices came members to support sustainable and high performing
through just fine. However, the earth- facilities. We have more coverage of energy efficiency,
quake got me to thinking—sometimes it recycling and cost reduction in the Facilities Engineering
can be good to shake things up. Whether Journal, and our Professional Development Committee is
it’s your facility, creating sustainability modules for each of our certifica-
BY WAYNE CARLEY, PhD your maintenance tions. Even the office is becoming more sustainable by
processes, your team increasing our use of soy-based inks and recycled and
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AFE is supporting the shake-up by creating a new Govern- go for improving our people.” So, shake up yourself and those
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BUILDING ENGINEERS INTO
CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) uses education and training to help its building engineers provide ‘100
BY RICHARD STUKEY
percent uptime’ for mission critical clients
ost facilities engineers and “Our mission critical clients expect 100 qualified people and then we continue to
owners will tell you they percent uptime,” he said recently. “Any train them to make them even better. We
work tirelessly to ensure that interruption in building operations not send them to conferences and training
their tenants can work in only impacts their business, but it can venues where they learn to work on the
uninterrupted comfort and safety. If you’re have a ripple effect on other businesses equipment and how to fi x that equipment.
one of those facilities engineers or owners, as well. So we strive for 100 percent Every one of those training hours is well
you know how difficult it is to achieve the uptime—and so far we’ve been lucky worth what it costs,” Laorenza noted.
facilities engineering profession’s Holy Grail enough to accomplish that goal.” “The goal of this training and educa-
of “100 percent uptime.” But you also know But luck seems to have very little to do tion is to transform facilities engineers
that most facilities face times when the with the success of his teams in achieving into problems solvers.” He continued:
forces of nature, or human error, come into the 100 percent uptime goal. “Training “Whether a person’s specialty is me-
play—and unexpected power outages, wa- and education” is the phrase he often uses chanical, electrical, physical engineering,
ter leaks, fire drills and other interruptions to describe how his company achieves 100 if you want them to become successful
can make the goal of 100 percent uptime as percent uptime for his client’s facilities. facilities engineers, you need to give
elusive as the Holy Grail. As Laorenza makes clear, not only does them the right set of tools [that is, train-
For “mission critical” facilities there CBRE set a high standard for training its ing] so they can become problem solvers
is an even greater urgency to achieving teams in the New England Region, but his in all aspects of building operations.” He
the goal of 100 percent uptime. Mission client — a Fortune 500 banking company added: “The reason is simple: building
critical facilities are buildings used by that hires CBRE to operate its build- engineers are problem solvers. You just
institutions like banks, brokerage houses, ings — “also believes very strongly in the don’t put someone in a building, no mat-
and other facilities where even minor in- need for training and education.” ter how qualified they are, and say ‘see
terruptions in power, cooling or lighting How much training does it take to you later.’ You have to train them if you
can cost the client millions, or even tens keep these mission critical buildings want things to run right.”
of millions of dollars. operating smoothly 24 hours a day, 365 For security reasons, his client does not
For Gary Laorenza, CPE, CPMM, di- days a year? “A lot,” Laorenza answered. allow its company’s name to be used in
rector of engineering and New England “For our group, it is into the thousands any publications. Nevertheless, Laorenza
regional manager for CB Richard Ellis of hours—and I’ve been around enough and his team members share a high regard
(CBRE), achieving anything less than to know we do more training here than for his client’s understanding and support
100 percent uptime is not an option. any company around. We start by hiring when it comes to education and training.
8 September | October 2011 ■ Facilities Engineering Journal ■ www.AFE.org
uptime across a very complex mission criti- Formal training classes have been pro-
cal facility portfolio,” said Keith. “But it is vided by APC, Simplex, Eaton Powerware,
the responsibility of each member of our ex- Trane, Caterpillar, American Train Co,
tended engineering team to become familiar C&D Battery and others. But Laorenza,
with, and properly execute, established and Keith and others at CBRE agree that the
proven operational procedures. Team mem- CPMM Review Course is, as Laorenza puts
bers must also follow approved guidelines, it, “the most important training of all.”
while still meeting tight schedules.”
Training may be just one element of CPMM Review Course:
helping the individual members on their Putting It All Together
team achieve 100 percent uptime for their Scott Kelley, an engineering services man-
mission critical facilities, but for both of ager, believes one important element of
them it is the most important. CBRE helps the CPMM program is how it can help the
facilitate the effort by communicating the new facility engineer to successfully oper-
need for comprehensive training to their ate an entire building. “The new engineer
clients. They provide corporate leadership may be very smart, and have good knowl-
ABOVE: (Left to right) Dan Wren, Dennis
Alley, Becky Davis, Tom Blanchard, Richard
Price, CBRE facilities engineers working
on at a “mission critical” site RIGHT: Gary
Laorenza, CPE, CPMM, says his mission
critical client “believes very strongly in the
need for training and education.” Photos
courtesy of CB Richard Ellis
Others on this mission critical team clear-
ly agree. “The engineering platform within
our client’s organization is highly respected
and values greatly our CBRE engineering
team talent and dedication,” noted Ken
Keith, CBRE senior chief operating engineer,
critical facilities. “Our client is disciplined
but not rigid. They are open to innova-
tion, new thinking and new approaches to
performing sensibly in today’s technology-
sensitive world. They understand the need to
invest in education, training, and advancing
our skill sets at every opportunity. This phi-
losophy is recognized by both my company,
CBRE, and our client—and it’s great to know
that they understand the importance of be-
ing trained on all the new building systems for client companies with a comprehensive edge about different building systems, but
that are out there today.” justification for training on a multi-year they may never have operated an entire fa-
But while training is important, Keith and multi-stage basis. They also under- cility before,” he said. “That person could
also understands the need for a facili- score the need for “mock drills” of emer- take the CPMM review pack and study it,
ties staff to be proactive when it comes to gencies such as power outages, water leaks and they would know how to run the facil-
becoming familiar with and understand- or fire alarms. These drills are rehearsed ity. It includes all the things they need to
ing their roles. “Our client partners with and honed, according to Laorenza, “until know, including maintenance, planning,
the best training talent in the industry to the procedures become engraved in their and scheduling. I wouldn’t have minded
achieve its number one goal of 100 percent minds of each of our facilities engineers.” having it when I was first starting—but
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The CMMS program also helps put
together a substantial amount of infor-
mation facilities engineers acquire both
on the job and during formal training
sessions. “In addition to all the other
training we do, we needed a program that
could pull together all the information a
facilities engineer may already knows and
have it all make more sense,” said Keith.
“Our best results were, and continue to
be, through the CPMM Review Course.
It was the most well received program by
our engineers and management, and re-
ally drove home the concept of being able
to perform our work at a high level and
The Importance of Training at CBRE follow the methodologies we’ve learned.”
For Laorenza, providing training for
CB Richard Ellis team members gave these speciﬁc reasons for why his employees is not an option. “We will
AFE’s CPMM Review Course is such an essential element of their over-
all training program, as well as the most important topics discussed in not leave an employee to tread water,”
the CPMM course (actual quotes): said Laorenza, who has been in various
Safety and health (from Ed Godek’s team) The use of job hazard positions as a missions critical facili-
analysis, hazard evaluation and risk analysis is very important ties professional for more than 20 years,
before we start performing any tasks. including stints on mission critical
Maintenance training (from John Palazzo’s team): Having a good projects with Wang Laboratories and a
training program in place to ensure that you set your team up major financial corporation. “We want
to succeed. our employees to bring more value to our
Understanding the differing types or maintenance methodologies company and to our client. The value of
(from Pete Lashley’s team): Our Client and CBRE utilize Reliability
education and training is tremendous.”
Centered and Total Predictive maintenance.
The importance of education goes
CMMS (from Tom Shannon’s team): The CMMS system has
back to Laorenza’s own experience as a
become an integral part of maintaining equipment history, useful
life, planning and scheduling and now we use it to help with facilities engineer. “I came up through
Inventory and procurement: Maintaining a critical parts
inventory to ensure uptime. CBRE engineers and staff with AFE Region
8 Vice President Steve Nicholas (wearing
suit) at a CBRE facility site. Photo courtesy
of CB Richard Ellis.
it is a very useful tool even for those who
have been around a while.”
Kelley added that the CPMM course
provides a “common thread” for both
their current facilities engineers and new
hires from other companies.
“The CPMM program helps them to
see the big picture and understand why
businesses operate the way they do,” said
Laorenza. “It gives them a number of dif-
ferent options and philosophies for how to
handle a situation. CPMM helps them to
understand why—it transforms them from
someone who just does things because that’s
what they were told to do, into problem
solvers, the type of person who can handle
any type of situation whenever it occurs.”
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the ranks, and I always had a quest for ally.” He continued: “It is one more Nicholas added. “It demonstrates that
learning and knowledge. I wanted to demonstration that some of the largest another large and well-respected com-
make myself the resident expert on the corporations in the country are accept- pany is accepting the CPMM program
products we used to keep our facilities ing AFE’s CPMM program as the most for their people.”
operating, so I obtained in-depth knowl- important certification program in the The Federal Facilities Personnel Train-
edge that would help my employer," said industry today. If a company like CBRE ing Act provides another reason for
Laorenza. “As a result, I like to make sure is able to implement even one thing becoming CPMM Certified. “This law
that our building engineers have every learned from our CPMM program, they makes it a necessity for our team mem-
tool they need to learn about the different will save on the cost of the program 10 bers to become certified by an organiza-
equipment and what makes it operate.” times over.” tion like AFE if they want to work with a
“If you want [people] to become successful facilities engineers, you need to
give them the right set of tools so they can become problem solvers in all
aspects of building operations. ”
Steve Nicholas, AFE Region 8 vice According to Nicolas, "there is no government client,” Laorenza noted. “So
president, CPMM instructor and downside whatsoever for the widespread that’s one more advantage of taking the
president of Air Industries, added, “The acceptance CBRE has given our CPMM CPMM course.” FEJ
overwhelming success of the CPMM program, and a tremendous amount of
program in the New England Region upside for them.” Richard Stukey is senior editor of the
of CBRE should help smooth the way In turn, the acceptance of the program Facilties Engineering Journal and busi-
for the program to be implemented by CBRE “helps strengthen our cred- ness development director for the Associ-
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WAYS TO PREVENT
BY JERRY ANGELILLI AND JANET E. STOUT, PHD
Legionella bacteria is the most commonly identiﬁed infectious organism in outbreaks
associated with drinking water. Protect your facility by using this proactive approach for
preventing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
anaging risks to the safety and health of people commercial buildings that followed a preventive maintenance
who occupy or visit your building is one of the program that included cleaning or flushing hot water storage
most important aspects of your job as a facilities tanks on a weekly to annual basis were as likely to be contami-
operation and maintenance professional. Taking nated with Legionella as those that did not3.
a proactive preventive approach is the key to minimizing the
risk of infection from Legionella in your building water system. Myth: Water stagnation causes Legionella to multiply.
Here are 10 ways that you can save time and money, prevent Stagnation is widely believed to predispose water systems to colo-
litigation and illness, and maybe even save a life. nization by Legionella. A study, using a model plumbing system to
determine the effect of flow regimes on the presence of Legionella
1 Separate myth from fact. within microbial biofilms, failed to show that stagnation promoted
There are several commonly held myths about Legionella. growth of Legionella. Furthermore, in a small controlled study,
removal of dead leg pipes did not decrease Legionella colonization4.
Myth: Look first to the cooling tower.
Some people still mistakenly think air conditioning systems Review Legionella guidelines and standards.
and cooling towers are responsible for most cases of Legion- Legionella prevention guidelines for safeguarding po-
naires’ disease, but domestic (potable water) plumbing systems table water systems and utility water systems in your building
are a notable source, as well. Such systems have been com- are available for facility engineers, water treatment, and infec-
monly linked to occurrences and transmissions of Legion- tion control professionals. Familiarizing yourself with them
naires’ disease in large buildings and/or complexes. Current and knowing how they apply to your facility could save your
data suggests that cooling towers and evaporative condensers, institution from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
while still potential sources for Legionnaires’ disease, may be Guidelines are available online from the CDC, EPA, OSHA,
overemphasized as a means of Legionella transmission. Allegheny County Health Department, the Veterans Healthcare
Administration, the Association of Water Technologies, the
Myth: Legionella is everywhere (ubiquitous). states of Maryland, Texas and New York, the Joint Commission
Legionella is not everywhere. Many say there is no point in testing (formerly JCAHO), the Cooling Technology Institute (Fields),
for Legionella because you will always find it. A range of studies and ASHRAE, which plans to release its new Legionella Stan-
dispute this information. In fact, Legionella colonizes the water in dard (SPC 188) in 2012. With so much information available,
20 to 70 percent of buildings. So, wouldn’t you want to know if your you can be sure of one thing: doing nothing is not an option.
facility was one of the buildings where Legionella was not found?
Seek advice from experts.
Myth: Maintenance is the key to prevention. It may be surprising to learn there is no national standard
A widespread misconception is that good engineering practices or consensus among health and professional organizations for pre-
and preventive maintenance of the water distribution system venting Legionnaires’ disease. Deciding what guidelines to follow
will prevent Legionella colonization2. However, hospitals and can therefore be confusing. What may surprise you even more is
12 September | October 2011 ■ Facilities Engineering Journal ■ www.AFE.org
that for recommendations found in many guidelines there’s little or
no scientific evidence to back them5. Not only that, some practices
can burden building engineers with labor-intensive tasks that show
little benefit. Seeking competent advice from Legionella experts and
using both an accredited and CDC-elite certified lab for Legionella
testing could save you time and money.
4 Be prepared.
A surprise inspection by the Joint Commission can
severely interrupt your planned activities for the day. Even worse,
a positive Legionella test result, or several positive results, can ar-
rive on your desk at any time causing you to reach for the antacid
bottle. What we all dread most is the notification that a person
has contracted Legionnaires’ disease, or, even worse, learning
it was fatal. A knock on your door with legal action papers may
soon follow such an incident. Having an up-to-date risk man-
agement and communication plan that addresses all of these
scenarios can quickly resolve issues before they become problems.
Potable water systems are a common source of Legionella transmission.
Photo courtesy of Chem-Aqua.
5 Create an interdisciplinary response team.
Responding to Legionella and other infectious waterborne
pathogens found in your water system requires a team effort. This
team should include someone in your organization with knowledge of
safety and health issues, your water treatment company representative,
a laboratory with Legionella expertise, and a Legionella risk manage-
ment professional. The team can provide a proactive plan for preven-
tion as well as develop an emergency action plan to follow if needed.
In fact, ASHRAE requires this in its new Legionella Standard 188.
6 Follow industry best practices.
It pays to follow industry best practices, so take the time
to review those standards provided by your peers. All of the fol-
lowing resources are available online (you can find them in one
place at www.specialpathogenslab.com/Legionella-Guidelines-
Table.htm). Download them, print them and use them!
■ American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Condi-
tioning Engineers (ASHRAE): Minimizing the Risk of Legio-
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10 WAYS PREVENT BUILDING-ASSOCIATED LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE
nellosis Associated with Building
9 Verify by testing.
Water (www.ashrae.org) 3 COMMON DISINFECTION METHODS Testing your water system
■ Association of Water Technol- is the only way to confi rm the
■ High temperature ﬂush
ogies (AWT) Legionella 2003, presence of Legionella. Stud-
An Update and Statement by ■ Hyper halogenation (with chlorine or chlorine/ ies show there are no surrogate
the Association of Water Tech- bromine compounds) markers—temperature, chlorine,
nologies (www.awt.org) disinfectant residual—that can
■ Cooling Technology Institute ■ Copper/silver ionization predict the presence or absence
(CTI) Legionellosis Guideline: of Legionella. For example, total
Best Practices for Control of Legionella (www.cti.org/cgi-bin/ bacterial counts (HPC) aren’t predictive of the presence or
download.pl) absence of Legionella, whether tested by culture or ATP.
■ Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the The bottom line is: no matter what you do, if you don’t test,
Department of Labor (OSHA): Technical Manual- Section you don’t know. Th at is why leading experts in the detection
III, Chapter 7 and Appendix III. (www.osha.gov) and remediation of Legionella have strongly recommended
culturing water to assess risk and to verify the efficacy of
7 Know the sources for Legionella infections. disinfection (see www.legionella.org).
Legionella may be found in the potable and utility water
systems in your building. This includes water used for drinking,
Don’t panic when water
cooking, washing, bathing, and also water that flows from plumbing tests positive for Legionella!
If Legionella is found in your water system, the chance that
illness will occur mostly depends on who is in the build-
ing. Buildings at high risk for Legionella include healthcare
facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes. An increasing
number of cases have been reported from assisted-living and
long-term care facilities.
If the water system in high-risk buildings is highly colonized
with Legionella, you need to treat your building to control
Legionella. However, low-risk buildings, such as commercial
office buildings, may not require aggressive measures (continu-
ous disinfection) when Legionella is found. FEJ
Jerry Angelilli, manager of Oxidative Technology for Chem-
Aqua, has 33 years of experience in industrial, commercial
and institutional water treatment. He can be reached at jerry.
Cooling towers are one of many potential sources of Legionella email@example.com.
bacteria. Photo courtesy of Chem-Aqua.
fixtures, cooling towers, boilers, and other HVAC related equipment. Janet E. Stout, Ph.D., an internationally recognized Legionella
If water or aerosols contaminated with Legionella are ingested or expert, is a member of the ASHRAE committee responsible for
inhaled, the bacteria can cause serious illness. Legionella can also be Legionella Standard 188, and the director of Special Pathogens
transmitted through respiratory devices. People “at risk” for Legion- Laboratory. Stout can be reached at (877) 775-7284 or by
naires’ disease are smokers, elderly, and immune system suppressed visiting www.specialpathogenslab.com.
individuals (bone marrow or organ transplant patients and persons
on high doses of steroids or other immunosuppressive agents). Footnotes/Sources
1. Craun GF, Brunkard JM, Yoder JS, Roberts VA, Carpenter J, Wade T, et al.
Chose the best disinfection method. Causes of outbreaks associated with drinking water in the United States
Choosing a disinfection method that works best for you from 1971 to 2006. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2010 Jul; 23(3):507-28.).
requires planning and analysis based on efficacy, cost, installation, 2. Fields B.S. and Moore M.R. Control of Legionella in the environment: a
and maintenance4. Before selecting the best approach, organize a task guide to the U.S. guidelines. ASHRAE. 2006.
force consisting of administration, risk management, infection control 3. Lin Y. E., Stout JE,Yu VL. Controlling Legionella in Hospital Drinking
practitioners, and engineers. No disinfection technique can be suc- Water: An Evidence-Based Review of Disinfection Methods. Infect Control
cessful without a conscientious monitoring program and a committed Hosp Epidemiol 2011:32(2).
staff. Facility engineers are the first-line hands-on staff who operate, 4. Liu, Z., Y. E. Lin, et al. (2006). Effect of f low regimes on the presence of Le-
control, and maintain disinfection equipment. If a disinfection system gionella within the biofilm of a model plumbing system. J Appl Microbiol
is installed, Legionella site positivity and disinfectant concentrations 101(2): 437-42.
need to be routinely monitored for the life of the system. 5. Stout JE. Preventing Legionellosis. ASHRAE Journal. 2007; October: 58-61.
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any people think the main responsibility of a to make sure our guests want to come back here and not go to
hotel’s chief engineer is to change the light bulbs our competitors’ properties,” he said. “That means gaining the
in guest rooms. But Rene Hernandez, chief engi- trust of every guest every time they stay here. After all, how
neer of the 167-room Doubletree Club by Hilton would you like to wake up at 5 am to take your shower and have
- Orange County Airport, begs to differ. no hot water? There are a lot of things to take care of in a place
“The overall job of a chief building engineer is to make sure like this if we want our guests to come back.”
that guests want to come back,” Hernandez said recently. “So, The Doubletree Club has a full-service restaurant, and its prox-
hotel chief engineers have to do everything we can to prevent imity to the airport and the University of California Irvine’s sports
emergencies. We need to make sure that all our boilers and air facility makes it popular with sports teams from Texas to San
conditioning units are properly maintained and operating, the Diego when they play on regional and divisional levels. “Many soc-
elevators are running right, and the pool is ready for swimmers.” cer, baseball, tennis, softball, and cross country teams have stayed
For Hernandez and his team of five building engineers, every at the hotel every year for more than 15 years,” said Hernandez.
aspect of a guest’s stay is important. “We do everything we can “At the end of their stay one year, they book for the following year.”
That kind of loyalty from guests doesn’t come by accident,
according to Hernandez. Hilton ensures that the hotel is up to
the highest quality assurance levels by inspecting the hotel on
a regular and comprehensive basis, and by hiring a division of
Ecolab to thoroughly inspect the restaurant. “Someone could
walk into the hotel at any time of day or night to inspect us,”
Hernandez said — so he and his team take a “no chances ap-
proach” to facilities management, making sure that every aspect
of the hotel is in as perfect a condition as possible at all times.
Cost control is another aspect of the hotel facility management
team for which Hernandez has responsibility. Much of that work is
done on a computer, but that doesn’t faze Hernandez. As a former
computer IT consultant, he has no problem working the databases
that Hilton supplies to input its gas bill, water consumption, and
the other information it requires to track and benchmark gas, elec-
tric and other costs. The information is used by Hilton to calculate
energy and water consumption for each room on a daily and
monthly basis. Maintenance software is used to ensure that boilers
are up to maintenance standards and air conditioning units are
properly maintained and operating smoothly.
RENEHERNANDEZ Energy and resource efficiency is one of the keys to operat-
ing a successful hotel, according to Hernandez, and the hotel
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itself has made a number of changes to improve the environ-
■ Retrofitted with water saving shower heads (Hilton standard)
■ Changed 85 percent of the lights to LED bulbs and T8 energy
■ Changed the exterior hotel signs from neon to energy saving
■ Implemented computer programs to control water tempera-
ture throughout the hotel, pool and restaurant, saving on
both water and gas consumption
Hernandez is not alone when it comes to chief engineers
keeping track of resource use at their hotels, and it’s becoming
mandatory across all major chains, in order to comply with
“A lot of major hotels have to keep track of all the energy and
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any difference between what a facilities engineer at a hotel and literally pays for itself in energy and
would do than a chief facilities engineer at any major facility.” maintenance savings. Today’s building
What is the best advice Hernandez can give to other chief designers are discovering imaginative ways
facilities engineers who supervise a team of maintenance pro- to turn old buildings into new with window,
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active on a local and national level. “I especially enjoy the cama-
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Richard Bennett is a freelance writer specializing in building
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he New Yorker Hotel has ferent options and in the end recom- Without a lot of movement, all the
been one of the most popu- mended International Coatings’ ICO cracks and joints in the walls and
lar hotels in New York City Lastic, an epoxy-modified polymer floors were filled with ICO Gel. Expan-
since it was built in 1929. that provides an impermeable mois- sion joints were filled with ICO Lastic
When it opened it was the largest hotel ture barrier against standing water Gun Grade. Next the whole area was
in Manhattan, and many famous guests and excellent crack bridging charac- primed with ICO Primer LV, a low
have stayed there over the years, includ- teristics. It combines the elastomeric viscosity primer that deeply penetrates
ing John F Kennedy, Muhammad Ali properties of a urethane (140 percent the substrate and provides an excellent
and Fidel Castro. elongation) with the excellent adhesion mechanical bond. Lastly the ICO Lastic
In 2007 there was a $70 million of an epoxy. In addition it has virtu- was applied with a squeegee at 60 mils
renovation project to both restore its art ally no odor while being applied so thick and then and then spike rolled
deco reputation and add a modern edge there would be no disruption to guests with a porcupine roller to help
and style. Unfortunately, in 2010 the staying at the hotel. release air.
hotel suffered from a major flood from The concrete floor was scarified to There was a trouble spot in an area
equipment failure in a 7,000-square-foot provide a clean sound surface for the that at one time held a piece of ma-
mechanical area on the hotel’s fourth epoxy to bond. Six new drains were chinery that leaked oil. The oil kept on
floor causing significant damage to the installed in the mechanical room to resurfacing despite scarifying the con-
floors below. properly drain areas. Concrete curbs crete and repeated cleanings. Suther-
Chief Engineer Joe Kinney con- (4’ x 4’) were fabricated to act as a con- lann decided to try and use ICO Gel as
tacted Daniel Sutherlann of Insig- tainment area. At all entrances six inch a skim coat prior to the ICO Primer LV
nia Renovations for suggestions on high concrete ramps were fabricated to and ICO Lastic. Sutherlann’s creative
waterproofing the area and preventing ensure that water would be contained thinking paid off and the ICO Gel’s
another damaging f lood in the future. and not spill out into the hall and tenacious bond and heavier application
Sutherlann thoroughly researched dif- other floors. prevented the oil from reappearing.
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Before and After photos of the clean-up at
the New Yorker Hotel in 2010. All photos
courtesy of International Coatings, Inc.
The entire project from start to finish
took about a month due to the complexi-
ty of the job and the constraints of work-
ing in a hotel while it is open. Kinney was
so confident of Insignia Renovations and
ICO Lastic that he regularly gave tours
of the recently completed areas and the
works in progress.
During one of these tours with the
hotel’s general manager and director of
sales, management got the idea of sell-
ing one of the rooms to kennel clubs and
dog owners for use as a cleaning and
bathing station prior to the Westmin-
ster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison
Square Garden. A new potential revenue
stream for the hotel was created due to
the tour and today, the hotel continues
to be a destination for tourists visiting
the Big Apple. FEJ
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of Metallic Sources of Heat Using Non-Contact Infrared Sensors
How to best use laser pyrometer to measure the temperatures of a
BY DAVE KADONOFF
diverse variety of materials commonly found in many commercial facilities
hen working in the real world, we encounter The laser spot denotes the center of the circle of measurement. I
a variety of materials operating at a variety of have watched users aim at high bay lighting, place the laser on the
temperatures. Understanding how they may ballast, take a reading and pronounce that all is well. I estimated
be accurately read for temperature is critical to that they were 30 feet away, and therefore they were measuring a
making informed decisions about preventative maintenance. 30-inch circle trying to read a 12-14 inch enclosure. You can see for
The single most common device used for non-contact tempera- yourself the limitations of the accuracy of such a scenario.
ture inspection worldwide is the “laser pyrometer,” also known More advanced models, such as the IDEAL 61-686 allow for
as a temperature gun, or spot radiometer. They are inexpen- the adjustment of emissivity and have a secondary input for a
sive, very portable, and are very accurate if used within their thermocouple allowing the comparison of contact and non-
defined limits. contact values. IR Cameras which record images and display
The term laser pyrometer, however, is a bit of a misnomer for this color palettes of the target item, typically have 2000, 6400, 20,000
instrument. A very common misunderstanding is that they are indi- or more individual heat sensing pixels which allow for higher im-
cating the temperature of the exact laser spot no matter how far you age resolution, clearer images, and the ability to resolve smaller
are from the target, and this simply is not the case. By and large, laser targets at greater distances. Each has its own applications and
Students in the IDEAL Industries Level I thermography classes
often give the following answers to the question, where should
you best target the beam for the most accurate heat reading?
The very top as heat rises
The middle, to average the temperature
The black electrical tape because black absorbs more heat
The yellow, the blue, don’t image the tape as it acts like
How full is the bottle? Look at the readings in the photo and
answer the question. Hint: the answer is in the blue box on the
last page of this article.
pyrometers employ the same basic sensing technologies that many suitability for specific purposes, but they all work in very much
sophisticated IR cameras use, namely uncooled microbolometers. the same way when detecting surface temperatures of devices.
Because of this, they are limited in accuracy to the same I have often noticed users confuse emissivity with reflected
principles of operation that even the most sophisticated IR temperature. Shiny surfaces and, to be sure, surfaces that ap-
cameras available are. These principles are emissivity, reflected pear non-reflective to the eye, can easily be highly reflective in
temperature, and measurement field of view (MFOV) that the IR spectrum. A great example of this is galvanized steel.
equates to the minimum resolution or object that you can mea- Often used in electrical panels, it is very common to image hot
sure the temperature of and resolve. spots coming off the back of the panel.
Spot radiometers are generally a single element sensor with a I have listened to numerous users proclaim that there must be
fi xed lens with its focus set to infinity. The spot size ratio of the a heat source on the far side of the panel or wall. Of course, it is
IDEAL 61-686, is 12:1 which simply means that it is looking at much more likely that you are looking at your own body’s heat
a one-inch diameter circle and averaging the temperature with- reflecting off of the galvanized steel or some other heat source
in that circle when it is held 12 inches away from the target. behind you. Simply moving slightly and watching if the heat moves
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It’s too HOT, It’s too COLD
in the wavelengths that the camera is designed to detect. In the
case of the IDEAL HeatSeeker Model 61-846, this is from 8 to 14
microns wavelength which is fairly typical for this class of camera.
To be sure, there are other IR wavelengths emitted from any heat
source, and certain cameras are tuned to detect other wavelength
patterns for specialty applications, such as gas detection.
Many materials are very efficient at emitting in the wavelengths that
IR cameras are designed to detect while many other very common
materials are not. This almost always results in a temperature reading
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In the case of emissivity, the crucial factor is the surface mate-
rial. The surface material is what is emitting the IR detected by the
imager. If you have a 4-inch-thick piece of steel, set the E value Now as you can see, the color of the tape makes
very little if any difference to the temperature that
for steel. If it has been painted, then set E for paint. Place a piece
the IR cameras ‘sees’. To the camera, all it senses is
of tape on it, set it for tape. Interestingly, raw machined alumi- temperature. If the emitting source’s surface is efﬁcient
num will have one value, polished another value, black anodized at producing wavelengths that the camera can detect,
another, and clear anodized another. then you will easily and accurately detect them. If the
Here is one last picture for your consideration. This is an im- surface is ineffecient at emitting these wavelengths,
age the author took of a compression lug, and copper conductor accuracy falls dramatically.
being heated on a coffee warmer. I intentionally left the lug on THE BOTTLE IS TOTALLY FULL OF
HOT WATER. (see right hand photo) The
the heated pad of the warmer to create a great deal of contrast.
inefﬁcient nature of aluminum makes reading
The heating surface is black, the lug is tin plated copper, and the temperature challenging. It is critical that
conductor is copper. There is printing that is legible on the lug. you understand exactly
Question: Why are you able to read the print? what you are looking at to
Answer: The difference in emissivity between the tin and the ensure that you can trust the
printing ink. You can learn about emissivity and much more when temperatures you are reading.
you attend IDEAL Industries three day Level I thermographers
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Lighting Leader Architectural Area Lighting
Lighting Leader is an Indiana based company offering an affordable Architectural Area Lighting recently introduced Parkway
LED shop light. The shop light retails for Square™ family of luminaries. This elegant
only $159.00 and includes in the box a high family is available in medium and small l
quality UL approved stainless steel four-foot housings, along with a matching
lamp housing with an extended pull chain bollard, featuring unique design
switch, a grounded three prong plug, and two appointments, allowing the luminaries to
high quality UL approved LED lamps. They be configured in either a contemporary or
produce a very pure bright light that does traditional styling. Available with four optical
not flicker or buzz, and the life expectancy roEmitter
systems, including AAL’s exclusive MicroEmitter
of these lights is 30,000 to 50,000 hours and LED technology, three hood styles and five
used lamps are easily recycled and are not stom
decorative screen options, as well as custom
regulated as a Universal Waste by USEPA. mounting options. Parkway Square offers endless
configurations and customization opportunities.
For more information, please
visit www.lightingleader.com. w.aal.net.
For more information, please visit www.aal.net.
Rheem Encelium Technologies
Raypak, part of the Rheem family Encelium Technologies’
of quality brands, has unveiled the newly introduced Polaris
XTherm™ modulating vertical boiler/ 3D provides users with
water heater. The XTherm operates at 96 the next generation of
percent efficiency at full fire for hydronic lighting control soft ware
boilers and 97 percent for domestic hot for the company’s Energy
water heaters (Up to 99 percent at part Control System™. As the
load). The Raypak XTherm automatically first soft ware application
self-tunes to accommodate the widest of its kind in the lighting control industry, Polaris 3D offers a
range of gas supply pressures. The high single 360°, three-dimensional navigation in a multi-floor view,
quality integrated blower-gas valve is permitting faster and easier navigation to a desired control
self-correcting and allows smooth operation with fluctuating zone with the ability to see an entire facility or complex in a
gas supply pressures. convenient 3D snapshot.
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Southern Aluminum Lunera Lighting
Swirl Tables®, created with Lunera® Lighting, Inc. a Silicon
an original handcrafted Valley company that designs,
artistry, are the perfect manufactures, and markets
solution for sophisticated next-generation LED lighting, has s
presentations. These announced the commercial availabilityability
aircraft-grade aluminum of the third generation of its popular eight-
tables, hand-etched foot long 6800 SERIES. Compared to previous generations, the
with randomly swirled new suspended linear luminaire is 21 percent brighter, and is now
patterns, add a modern element to any décor. Choose from a available in three color temperatures for office, school, hospital,
variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to customize your Swirl Table®, retail, and other commercial applications. Using a mere 85 watts
transforming any occasion from ordinary to extraordinary. Perfect of energy, the fully dimmable, blade-like fixture dramatically
for events, meeting rooms, or banquets, Swirl Tables® bring low fills a space with bright, quality light, making it a highly efficient,
maintenance to high design. sustainably designed, alternative to standard fluorescent fixtures.
For more information, please visit www.southernaluminum.com. For more information, please visit www.lunera.com.
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The FIREMaster offers full control Moda Light
of the boiler from its make-up water Clever one piece
consumption, to its steam-flow and aluminum design, potted,
back, as condensate return.This allows optimal water
integrated control family is designed proofi ng and greater
and tested by Hurst Boiler to optimize the firing and operations thermal management. Easy installation and zero maintenance
of the Hurst Performance Series Boilers. With over 1000 data with driver mounted inside the junction box that MOJO
scans per second, the communication and processing power of a is fi xed to. Various optics, 15 degrees for long distance
FIREMaster micro-programmable controller (PLC) is unmatched illumination, 24 degrees for a medium spread and 35 degrees
by conventional stand alone systems. In combination with the for a wide dispersal. Ideal for most wet location applications,
micro PLC, is the added feature of a touch-screen human machine up lighting, soffits, lanais, cylinder applications, bathrooms
interface (HMI). Together, these two components form the core of and concrete ceilings.
this amazing integrated boiler control system.
For more information, please visit www.modalight.com.
For more information, please visit www.hurstboiler.com.
RAB Lighting Superior Mark
RAB Lighting recently announced the
Superior Mark is giving away Floor
expansion of its popular family of LED
Marking Kits to increase fire extinguisher
Wallpacks with the introduction of its new
visibility to help facilities comply with
LPACK52, a 52 Watt LED offering which
safety and US OSHA laws. In September
replaces up to 250W Metal Halide systems
and October, Stop-Painting.com is offering
used to light building perimeters. The sleek
a free floor marking kit to mark where
new LPACK52 enables building owners to dramatically
facilities fire extinguishers are located. The
reduce energy consumption, improve lighting quality, and
kit includes pre-cut Superior Mark aisle
minimize maintenance costs. Highly efficient, the LPACK52
marking tape, which quickly create a highly
drives energy savings of 80 percent relative to a 250 Watt metal
visible floor marking to draw attention to the fire extinguisher’s
halide fixture. The system is available in three cutoff options (full
location and prevent employees from putting anything in front
cutoff, cutoff, and standard) and is fully Dark Sky certified to ensure
of it that would hinder visibility.
that light is directed exactly where it’s needed.
For more information, please visit stop-painting.com.
For more information, please visit www.rabweb.com.
Kichler ATAS International
ATAS International, Inc. has added
Kichler has expanded its offering of popular ular
a Finn-Power E5 Compact Express
Design Pro LED Hardscape, Deck, Step & Bench accent
Servo Electric Turret Punch Press to
lights with three new finishes to complement the most popular
its headquarters facility. The machine
stone and decking colors. Perfect for illuminating retaining
is designed for punching, notching,
walls, columns, steps, rails, and other outdoor areas, these new
nibbling, forming and bending. It accommodates 48- by 96-inch
finish options include: sand, gray, and textured white, and are
sheets and can nibble complex shapes at a speed of 800 hits per
available in three sizes (6.9”, 12.9” and 18.9”), these energy
minute. The E5 delivers all this functionality while consuming
efficient fi xtures feature a slim 2/3” profi le and low heat output.
about one-fifth the energy of a comparable hydraulic machine.
They are fully sealed and potted to resist moisture, as well as
To reduce the energy use even more, the machine enters a
outdoor-rated powder paint-coated die cast aluminum or die
standby mode when it finishes a job, dropping the power to 25
cast brass for the ultimate weather protection.
percent of the active-mode requirement.
For more information, please visit www.landscapelighting.com.
For more information, please visit www.atas.com.
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An IDEAL Partnership with AFE
IDEAL Industries, Inc., demonstrates commitment to the facilities profession by supporting
AFE’s Global Technical Partnership Program
he Association for Fa- dustries, has agreed to supply financial engineering and operations com-
cilities Engineering (AFE) and expert support for AFE by becom- munity,” said Wayne Carley, PhD,
announced in August that ing an AFE Global Technical Partner. In executive director of the Association
IDEAL Industries, Inc., a this capacity, IDEAL will support AFE’s for Facilities Engineering. “They have
leading manufacturer of equipment and webinar and chapters’ awards programs. achieved this through their generous
supplies for the electrical, data commu- “IDEAL has agreed to a major fi nancial support, as well as by making
nications, OEM and maintenance in- commitment to AFE and the facilities their experts available to write white
30 September | October 2011 ■ Facilities Engineering Journal ■ www.AFE.org
papers and case histories for the Facili- “Because safety and accurate electrical
ties Engineering Journal. They have also tes L
testing are at the heart of our business, IDEAL
agreed to sponsor webinars on electri-
cal and safety issues, which will no
understands the importance of both quality
doubt be of keen interest to all facilities
professionals. We are truly grateful for
products and superior training. ”
Glenn Hollister, group vice president
and general manager of the Electri-
cal Division, IDEAL Industries, Inc.,
said he hoped the partnership between
AFE and IDEAL would be a long and
productive one. “Because safety and
accurate electrical testing are at the
heart of our business, IDEAL under-
stands the importance of both quality
products and superior training,” Hol-
lister said. “As a result, we wanted to
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support an organization that has made
a proven difference on the facilities
professional community through its
training and certification programs.
After careful research, we felt certain
that AFE met those standards in a
Hollister believes that one area of
particular interest to AFE members
will be the application of thermal
imaging cameras in such tasks as
detecting heat loss within the build-
ing envelope, fault finding, energy
audits and preventive maintenance.
IDEAL is a leader in this field with its
HeatSeeker® line of thermal imaging
cameras. The IDEAL staff and AFE
are working together to offer thermal
imaging training courses to better
educate AFE members as to
the value of this increasingly impor-
tant technology. FEJ
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October 11-12, 2011
Facilities America Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
AFE’s FACILITIES AMERICA CONFERENCE will again co-locate
with the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo in 2011. The result
promises to be the leading FREE education and networking event for
facilities engineering professionals. Make plans now to attend this exciting event at the Mirage Hotel Events Center.
Participate in the finest education sessions, networking events and facilities tours for free!
For more information visit: www.faciltiesamerica.org
October OCTOBER 24-28, 2011
Central Boiler Plant Operation and Maintenance
OCTOBER 3-5, 2011 Location: Madison, Wisconsin
6th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management Description: This practical course is your opportunity to focus
Location: Duke Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio on applications of the latest technologies for central boiler
For more information visit: www.wceam.com (utility) plant operation and maintenance.
For more information visit: http://epd.engr.wisc.edu/webL902
OCTOBER 5-6, 2011
Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering OCTOBER 26-28, 2011
Conference (AFEC) IFMA’s World Workplace 2011
Location: Denver, Colorado
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
For more information visit: www.afec.biz
Description: Programming focuses on proven methods,
strategies and solutions for heightening facility performance,
OCTOBER 8-10, 2011
directing efficient workplace programs, and becoming a more
Certiﬁed Plant Maintenance Manager -
Live Review Course
For more information visit: www.worldworkplace.org
Description: In conjunction with Facilities America Conference
Location: Mirage Event Center, Las Vegas Nevada
For more information visit: www.facilitiesamerica.org
OCTOBER 9-10, 2011 NOVEMBER 15-16, 2011
Certiﬁed Plant Supervisor - Live Review Course Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show
Description: In conjunction with Facilities America Conference Location: Dulles Expo & Conference Center - South Hall,
Location: Mirage Event Center, Las Vegas Nevada Chantilly, Virginia
For more information visit: www.facilitiesamerica.org Description: Are You Responsible For Keeping Your Industrial
or Commercial Facility Running Safely & Efficiently? If so,
OCTOBER 11-12, 2011 the Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show is the
Facilities America place to be.
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