More than 60 engineers gathered at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, April 6 to learn about the theory and practical application of hydronic design and balancing during the first Tour & Andersson (TA) Hydronic College seminar. Sponsored by Victaulic, a mechanical-pipe-joining-system manufacturer, in partnership with TA, the event was one of 12 such seminars that will be held across North America this year.
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More