up and coming events for our members and guest...
Meeting will be at the Trigen Plant in St. Louis.
January meeting will host by the Danforth Science
Upcoming Joint Meeting with other local Engineering
organizations such as the Healthcare Engineers Association. A
total of four Engineering groups will be represented at that meeting.
need those survey forms completed and sent back so we can tally the
VP Terry Bremer
dates for next years Facilities America are - September 12-17 2003 in
Baltimore Maryland - They still are finalizing things so that's all we
have right now.
Month's Featured Book
Electrical Code 2002 Handbook
by Mark W. Earley
(Editor), et al (Hardcover)
Avg. Customer Rating:
An essential reference
for students and professionals, this Handbook is the equivalent of an
annotated edition of the 2002 NEC. A valuable information resource for
anyone involved in electrical design, installation and inspection, the
NEC« 2002 Handbook is updated every three years and provides 100% of
the information needed to "meet
Code" and avoid costly errors.
Give a copy out to
all your employees to insure they work to meet the code.
St. Louis Christmas Party
We would like to invite all Engineers, Maintenance
Managers, and Building energy Directors to our A.F.E. Christmas Party.
annual AFE Christmas party will be held on December 11, 2002, 5:30pm at
the Noonday Club in the Metropolitan Square Building.
The Noonday Club is one of St. Louis's most exclusive
restaurants. There will also be an open bar from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Last year
the view from the top of the Metropolitan Square Building was fantastic and the
food was excellent. Please RSVP by December 6, 2002. Payment can be made at the
door, by cash or check.
here to RSVP
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Excerpt from current
Case for Green Design
In the past, one
obstacle to sustainable design has been cost. That's no longer the case,
as numerous facilities show: A building designed and built with a
sustainable approach does not have to cost more per square foot than
what might be called a status quo project. But sustainable design does
require the facility executive to create a business case to justify an
approach that is very different from the traditional approach.
more in the November issue of Building Operating Management.
Online Tutorial by
Business Case for Reliability
You're Company A. Your company's been
whipsawed by volatile prices, declining demand, credit cuts, inaccurate
and excess inventories, and inconsistent quality. Your competitor,
Company B seeks to exploit the opportunity, but is hamstrung by high
debt, insufficient capacity or throughput, insufficient availability or
uptime, inaccurate bill of materials and related inventories, and cost
overruns in plant operations and maintenance. Even if capital projects
were a viable alternative, Company A and Company B would simply be
duplicating the same problems for new facilities. So what happens? They
both flounder, and manage to keep operations alive for five to seven
years until Company C starts to emerge. You see, company C invested in a
comprehensive, holistic program for reliability. Company C did not try
to patch together reliability, rather, they did it the right way. They
prepared a strategy, planned an initiative, and executed at every level
required to maximize a return on investment that would transform the
company. MRG's "Business Case for Reliability" gives you a
quantitative look at the financial impact of a professionally managed
reliability program. Please view this informative tutorial by Dennis
Belanger and Saxon Smith to gain perspective of the dollars at stake and
to make your own business case for reliability. This program is
over 1 hour and 30 minutes. If your computer allows cookies, you
can resume where you left off for multiple sessions.
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August meeting was more special than we realized at the time. Our two
guest dignitaries (Reed Lilliard and John Scheuch) on January 2003, will
officially moved up
in the ranks of our AFE organization to hold national positions.
New AFE Title
New AFE Title
AFE Vice President of Membership
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year we have four positions available, President, Vice President,
Secretary & Treasurer.
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Lead, and Influence
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than ever before the roles of plant and facilities maintenance
management professionals involve diverse issues and concerns as
organizations work diligently to improve profit margins and grow their
market shares. As more plant and facilities maintenance professionals
assume leadership roles in these activities, they find they must clearly
demonstrate their expertise. The CPMM credential is designed to validate
that you, as a certified individual, possess the professional expertise
and knowledge required to successfully perform plant and facilities
maintenance management activities. Becoming a Certified Plant
Maintenance Manager will leave no doubts about your ability to manage a
profitable maintenance organization. This presentation is 12 minutes.
Please forward this to your members.
for CPE Review Course - Dec 2-6 in Madison Wisconsin
want to thank Jerry Feagans - St. Louis City, Assistant Chief Electrical
Inspector for the great presentation and Guarantee
Electrical Contracting Company for hosting our meeting. Also a special thanks for the dinner and door
prizes! For those who could not make it, you can read about the
meeting in this news letter and online.
to read about October meeting.)
because of the continued support of our Sponsors. Chapter 26 thanks ALL
of them for their continued support!
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Thanks to those who sponsored our 2002 golf
We had 36
golfers (participants). Steve Cornish and Chuck Mueller volunteer
for Course detail and they handled the Charity Hole where we raised $161
for the 9/11 Victims Fund. The Winning Team was from Guarantee
Electrical. We raised a total of $1,720 for our St. Louis chapter.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR PATRONAGE TO OUR GOLF SPONSORS ...
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