An Architectural/Engineering Firm’s Perspective
This chapter discusses two key audience groups: architectural/engineering firms and their clients. The forecast is usually given in packaging units per year or sales dollars of each product per year and sometimes batches or lots per year. A forecast for the project is developed as part of the justification for the capital appropriation that occurs anytime from two to six months prior to the engineering team actually starting work on the project. Many equipment manufacturers provide equipment systems in enclosed housings, using self-diagnostics and feedback to minimize the need for direct operator interface. The client’s Life Safety Engineer, Industrial Hygienist, QA Department, or Project Manager has the responsibility to establish an acceptable level of exposure. When the project starts, the people that are initially involved are made to understand the importance of meeting the schedule.