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Temperature Control

By Kenneth J. Kutchek, P.E., C.F.E.I. & Rene Basulto, P.E., MSEM, CGC, C.F.E.I.
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Temperature controls can factor into litigation in a variety of cases including the loss of perishable goods, lost product in manufacturing or processing facilities, fire damage, or personal injury…

Preventing Disease Transmission Through HVAC Systems

By Rene Basulto, P.E., MSEM, CGC, C.F.E.I.
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What is the standard of care for minimizing the risk of disease transmission through building HVAC systems? Prior to 2020 this was an esoteric question largely reserved for academics, but it has since…

Legionnaires Disease

By Rene Basulto, P.E., MSEM, CGC, C.F.E.I.
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In this article, mechanical engineer Rene Basulto discusses the 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City, the suspected role that mechanical building systems play in the outbreak of…

Legionellosis, New Standard of Care

By Rene Basulto, P.E., MSEM, CGC, C.F.E.I.
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In this article, Rene Basulto, P.E. provides an engineer’s introduction to Legionnaires Disease. He discusses the way that Legionella bacteria propagates in water systems and how developing…