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The state of engineering education
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Engineering firms had difficulty finding engineers to fill two out of five open positions in 2011. While this is disheartening, enrollment and degrees awarded have been increasing for the past 10 years, but two-thirds of engineering graduates are moving into nontechnical fields. Why are so many young engineers moving away from their education and the engineering industry? More

Building intelligence becomes mobile
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A new era of building automation has arrived. You can now see all of your facilities in thier actual environment rendered in real time with true-to-life graphics parallel to the gaming industry standards. Virtual monitoring has building intelligence professionals strongly agreeing that performance dashboards and custom visualization are top priority to enable better analysis, well informed decisions, and quicker action. More

Comprehensive compressed air audits: The 5-step process
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The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that air compressors use as much as 10 percent of all electricity generated in the United States. Further, the DOE calculates that as much as 50 percent of this energy is wasted. Compressed air leaks alone account for 25-30 percent of compressed air use. More

Can we build tomorrow's breakthroughs?
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In a hangarlike building where General Electric once assembled steam turbines, a $100 million battery manufacturing facility is being constructed to make products using chemistry never before commercialized on such a large scale. More

How to choose the correct programming language
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Choosing a control programming language most suitable for the task at hand reduces program complexity and troubleshooting/maintenance costs. It will also make the code more readable, improve the development process and enhance controller performance. More

HydroFLOW, 100% GREEN maintenance with an ROI every CFO craves.

Protect your boilers, cooling towers, and more with HydroFLOW Chemical FREE, Salt FREE, Water Conditioners. Remove limescale, prevent new limescale, inhibit corrosion and kill bacteria & algae. It’s the totally Green way to protect systems, cut expenses and get a hug from your CFO.

Confirm UL approval on gensets
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When you see an Underwriters Laboratories 2200 mark on a completed genset system, is it fact or fiction? The natural response would be, well yes, it's UL 2200—right? After all the time spent in researching and specifying the genset, mounting location, features and accessories, well yes, we specified UL 2200. Don't be too sure. More

New Year, better work habits?
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Whether or not you've been away from work over the holiday week, you may anticipate feeling overwhelmed as the new year begins. Here are 15 strategies you can use to start the 2012 on the right foot—and stay on track as the year progresses. More

Smart grid advances: Are microgrids coming of age?
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The global microgrid market is growing up, according to cleantech research firm Pike Research. According to its new tracker report, pilot projects are fading and deployment of full-scale commercial microgrids is accelerating quickly - so much so that three subsegments in the remote microgrid market (village power systems, weak grid island systems and industrial mine systems) are each expected to claim a more than $1 billion market by 2017. More

Get 2012 started off right—sign up for a CPMM Review Class
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Space is still available in AFE's Review Course offerings to be conducted in early 2012—just in time to help you fulfill your New Year's resolution to improve your professional knowledge and skills. The comprehensive Certified Plant Maintenance Manager — one of the most highly recognized certification programs in the world for building professionals — will be conducted at the AHR Expo Jan. 20-22; and in Fayetteville, N.C., (Fayetteville Community Technical College) Feb. 6-8. Space is limited for both courses, so act quickly! More

Happy New Year to AFE members and friends
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The Association for Facilities Engineering LinkedIn group site Post of the Week designation goes to Marvin Weisenthal , 2nd, owner of a marketing company in the Detroit area. He writes: "Happy New Year to all our AFE friends. Let's make 2012 the BEST year ever. Be well, do well and have fun." Great advice as we move into 2012! More

AFE Career Center Opportunity of the Week
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The School of The Art Institute of Chicago is seeking a highly qualified Director of Facilities Engineering. To learn more about this and hundreds of other career opportunities for facilities operations, engineering and management professionals, visit the AFE Career Center. More
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