Buddy Bowles

  We just added a new sales professional to our team: Buddy Bowles.  I’ve known Buddy for quite some time, having worked with him in Charlotte NC.  With a 26-year career in environmental engineering and construction serving both private- and public-sector...

With commissioning software, simple is better

Simple is better than complicated When it comes to commissioning software tools, the KISS metaphor is always best.  Keep it simple.  While this sounds obvious, I’ve been around long enough to have seen people and teams try to overcomplicate software designs.  I...

Commissioning Software vs Paper Commissioning Forms

The competition is with paper, not with other software products While some folks will have you believe that commissioning software products compete against each other, they have a much more powerful foe than each other: paper.  Yep, good ol’ paper forms.   The...

Commissioning Software

Email from boss: Is our power plant construction project on schedule? Can you provide percent complete details please? Email Response to boss: We are 49.2% complete on mechanical/electrical, and 36.5% complete on instrumentation. Most systems are slightly behind...

An Online Lab Reports Alternative to EQuIS

  Beyond .exe A lot has happened technology-wise since the Windows XP days, when most software was expensive, had to be installed on your computer, and was not exactly easy to use.  Most of that stuff had substantial learning curves.  Some required server...

An Alternative to Excel for OSHA Safety Stats

If you are still using Excel to manage your contractor safety statistics such as craft count, manhours, incidents, OSHA incident rates, and DART rates, maybe it’s time to take a look at something a little bit more powerful, more accurate, and less painful...