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Critical Facilities Team Newsletter

July 2008

An Electrical Win-Win Solution and Best Practice

Christopher Johnston, PE
In Critical Facilities, the electrical load on the critical (UPS output) bus is a continuous load that rarely changes (except to increase!).  A 100%-rated circuit breaker will carry 100% of its rating continuously, but an 80%-rated circuit breaker will carry only 80% of its rating.  Why are 80%-rated circuit breakers specified for continuous loads?  By specifying 100%-rated circuit breakers, we can reduce first cost (CAPEX) and increase availability.

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Syska Hennessy Group Officially Opens in Shanghai

Ing Lim

We have expanded our reach in Asia to serve our growing project base located throughout the region.  Our new operation in Shanghai brings our firm’s experience in Critical Facilities, Healthcare, Aviation, Aquatic Life Support, Sustainability and High Performance Building Technology to our international clients also doing business there.  Managing Director, Ing Lim, has relocated from our New York Headquarters to open the doors of our new office on Shui on Plaza.

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5th Annual San Francisco Datacenter Dynamics Conference
Hilton San Francisco
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jul 18

As a focal point for Datacenter and IT Infrastructure end-users, operators, consulting engineers and solution providers, the DatacenterDynamics Conference & Expo has quickly established itself as The West Coast's largest gathering of professionals involved in the design, build and operational management of 24/7 mission critical IT facilities, from the Datacenter to the LAN closet.

Four of our in-house experts (James Coe, John Dunn, Christopher Johnston and Vali Sorrell) will be speaking at the conference and we will be located in the exhibition hall at Booth #20.

ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
Prince George County, MD
Jul 20 - Jul 23

ASHE’s Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition is the premiere venue to connect with healthcare facility decision makers.
Be sure to come by our Booth #627.

IDG's Next Generation Data Center (NGDC) World Expo
Moscone Center North
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Aug 4 - Aug 7

Get the knowledge you need to make your data center more dynamic, virtual, and power-aware than ever. More than 100 sessions by industry insiders, experts, and IT innovators provide proven techniques for the topics that matter most to your enterprise.

Victor Steffen will be presenting, "Introduction to Data Center Planning and Design" and Joe Dunn to present, "Introduction to Data Center Facility Infrastructure Part 1: Mechanical Systems."

Smart Buildings: Raising Your Building's IQ
Holiday Inn Select Atlanta-Peachtree Corners
6050 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30071
Aug 27

Do you have the latest and most effective strategies for raising your building's IQ? As technology is increasingly integrated into building construction, you need to be savvy about the latest technology available to control the new building systems. Attend this seminar and find out how best to incorporate this new technology into your projects. Find out what technologies are available in the current market and how to incorporate them into the design of your project for maximum effectiveness and efficiency - so that additional technology can be added to the system as times change.

John Eagar, PE will be presenting at the conference - 11:15 am:

How Smart Buildings Can Be Green Buildings

  • What Is a Green Building and Why Is It Important?
  • Smart Buildings and Energy Code Compliance
  • Smart Buildings and Sustainability Opportunities
  • Why Smart Buildings Contribute to LEED® Ratings
  • Specific Methods That Smart Buildings Can Contribute to LEED® Ratings

Please contact Lauren Mehmedovic at 212.556.3383 for more information regarding our presentations.

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