Once a month we all get together for Glumac University - an hour-long seminar prepared by an employee (and sometimes from an outside consultant) for employees. All Glumac offices are linked together through web-conferencing for a simultaneous learning session and discussion. Our collaborative approach to learning and sharing ensures that we all get a little smarter and wiser every month - and we're always happy to repeat a presentation for a client.
Recent presentations have shared valuable information on:
Scope variations, cost of construction, West Coast suppliers, codes and standards, system components, supervision, wiring, smoke control, BAS interface, testing and maintenance, design-build considerations.
Codes, installation requirements in various conditions, mechanical and electrical coordination, mounting, auxiliary devices, specifications.
History and organization of specifications, contract documents, general and supplementary conditions, Division 1 sections.
Accuracy, undersizing, oversizing, calculation steps, computerized calculations, geographical and weather data, heat gain topics, equipment, heating and cooling coils.
Codes and standards, basics of racks and power supplies, power and rack density, server evolution, cooling for high power density, redundancy, reliability, cost of construction.
Structural information required by MEP, MEP information required by structural, ductwork, piping, cooling towers, chillers, fans, air handlers, generators, switchgear, integrated design.