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Articles from March, 2020

Mar 26, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

As businesses look at the long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are turning to short-term reductions in operational costs.  Today’s response from Hermanson’s TAB/Commissioning/Controls Manager Brad Sharp, CHC, with assistance from Hermanson Senior Engineer, Pedro Alicea, again offers guidance based on industry recognized standards and best practices set forth by ASHRAE, NIH, FGI, CDC, and OSHA.

With the current economic volatility, many building operators may be looking for ways to reduce operational costs.  If a building is unoccupied, turning off the HVAC equipment may seem like a cost-effective option.  Most HVAC systems are equipped with an Unoccupied Mode that is used when buildings are not in use.  

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Mar 24, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

In our continuing series, Hermanson’s TAB/Commissioning/Controls Manager Brad Sharp, CHC, with assistance from Hermanson Senior Engineer, Pedro Alicea, are offering practical responses to questions related to building HVAC maintenance in the era of COVID-19. Their responses are based on years of experience and the guidance of industry recognized standards and best practices set for by ASHRAE, NAFA, FGI, and OSHA.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 is spread primarily from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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Mar 23, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

In response to COVID-19, on March 17th, Hermanson’s Brad Sharp, TAB/Commissioning/Controls Manager was part of a webinar hosted by BOMA Seattle-King County and viewed by over 800 individuals that featured a panel of experts in public health, building maintenance, property management, and legal services. You can listen to the webinar here.

Since his participation in the webinar, Brad has been fielding calls from area Mayors, Governors, and public and private healthcare policy makers about indoor air quality and ventilation system infection control.  Over the next several days, Hermanson will be offering a deeper dive into this important issue by posting a series of the questions and responses that are on the minds of building owners, managers and maintenance personnel across the country.

Today’s question establishes the basis for best practices and outlines the agencies doing the research to create them.  Follow along as Brad discusses the role of filtration, air circulation, the risk to maintenance personnel and offers best practices to help mitigate infection control. 

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Mar 12, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Women of Hermanson

Last week, the Women of Hermanson hosted their 2nd Annual Networking Event at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma.

It was an evening celebrating the contributions of women in construction with great food, raffle prizes, games, mingling, and live music.

There was representation from all sectors of the construction industry from craft trades, general contractors, engineers, architects, and material suppliers and included career arcs from first-year apprentices to company presidents.

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Mar 10, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Community Involvement

Every year thousands of community volunteers don latex gloves and hair nets at Northwest Harvest’s Kent Distribution Center.

Volunteer Coordinator, Elle Hunter, walks them through the steps to either sort gigantic bins of fresh produce or bag up family-size portions of dried beans or rice. 

Each of these jobs start at the stainless steel sorting tables that are the work horses for over 15,000 volunteer hours annually.  Not surprisingly, the tables occasionally need repairs, but are too large to truck to a fabrication shop to be fixed.  

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Mar 9, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Several of your coworkers have been singled out for recognition of their contributions to Hermanson and the impacts they have made on the mechanical industry. 

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