A PREVIEW of the book—
Protecting yourself from future epidemics and pandemics: How your building’s breathing mechanism—its pulmonary system—the ventilation system, is the single-most hidden cause of spreading viruses and illness throughout all commercial and residential buildings around the globe—and how to cure this affliction. Chapter 3—Our Building’s Respiratory-Immune System—Pg. 137.
. . . By design - bacteria and viruses can enter your apartment complex from neighboring living spaces through defective residential bathroom dampers worldwide—Chapter 3, Our Building’s Respiratory-Immune System—Pg. 142-143.
- The unknown backstory: How the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company philosophy, culture and trade-secret maneuvers secured the 1992 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Chapter 1—The Malcolm Baldridge Days—Pg. 13.
. . . Your boss’s priorities are your priorities! The late Sigi Brauer, founding officer and northern regional VP of the modern Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Chapter 1—The Malcolm Baldridge Days—Pg. 14.
- How Saudi billionaire Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ibrahim forced the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and its CEO Horst Schultz to follow the written contract. Chapter 1—Empowerment and Realignment of the Building’s Energy—Pg. 20.
- The character of former Executive VP for Walt Disney World Resorts and Fairmont Hotels CEO Bob Small—his business-style and close-friendship with Saudi Prince Waleed Bin Talal, that grew the global luxury Fairmont brand. Chapter 3—Bob Small–The Integrity of Business—Pg. 111.
- Tracing an elusive cause of a major electrical failure at the Washington, DC headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (the IMF). Chapter 3—I Think Therefore I Am the Building—Pg. 146.
- Current founder & CEO of Corvus Collective, Las Vegas—Former Boston Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel general manager, John Unwin used his vision for this grand Boston hotel. Chapter 3—Bob Small–The Integrity of Business—Pg. 117-118. NOTE: After Fairmont–Unwin became Sr VP & GM of Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; CEO of the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, Las Vegas; and CEO of Drew, Las Vegas.
- Why some building automation computer programs are known to perform differently than others: How a building’s automation system can manifest itself differently from one program to the next as a result of a computer programmer’s language and dialect. Chapter 4—Interpreting Our Building’s Language—Pg. 105 . . . Algorithm bias or machine learning bias, or simply AI bias. “I like to think of them as unintentional biased based programming”—Pg 113
- A detailed analogy of how the best building automation system should be modeled after a multi-divisional military command structure. Chapter 4—Interpreting Our Building’s Language—Pg. 167.
. . . How the Japanese Samurai framework of Bushido provides the model for a perfect computer program—A look at Fuzzy Program Development—Pg. 172–188.
. . . and why former U.S. Navy admiral and Navy SEAL William H. McRaven was recognized by the author as a hero while his later decision-making actions are likened to a corrupted computer program. Chapter 4— A Look at Fuzzy Program Development—Pg. 177-181.
- Sounding the alarm of dangers that global governments face with fuzzy building automation systems – revealing how bad-guys can access our buildings from the outside through encrypted networks, toward a goal of harming the way our buildings systems operate. Chapter 4— The Programming of Global Governments—pg. 193.
- Learn what a Tuned Mass Damper system is and how the author uses this technology with NASA ingenuity to design structures to climb up to the earth’s troposphere. Chapter 6— High-Rise Structures to Sky-Build Projects—pg. 261.
. . . Introducing a Sky-build structure: A building of unlimited height that can maintain stability with assistance when incorporating electromechanical, fluid-dynamic, and/or vibration arresting balancing systems. Chapter 6— Sky-Build, pg. 267.
- Learn – how merging true-nature with synthetic structures is a “a nature-merge”. Chapter 2—Development of a Nature-Merge—Pg. 86
. . . True-nature and synthetic-nature are coined to describe biological nature—the human body in contrast with non-biological structures such as buildings—non-biological structures are designed and built to mimic true (biological) nature. Chapter 2—Introducing Rene Descartes – Unfiltered.
- ‘Free-calculating’ – “it’s like autopilot, an unconscious function that has enabled [facility professionals] to perform tasks quickly”. Chapter 1—Free-Calculating—Pg. 25
- Why Data on Plant Equipment is called DOPE, and how the acronym DOPE was first born! Chapter 3—Data on Plant Equipment—DOPE—Pg. 105
- A fascinating description of how a Massachusetts General Hospital cardiac pioneer delivered “equipment . . “into my displacement pump from my lower body area, fed through my leg piping and up to the inner chambers of my displacement pump to affect the repair”—describes Saya’s captivating description of the maintenance repair of his malfunctioning electrical signals of his heart, similar to how repairs are performed within a building’s centrifugal pump system. Chapter 2—Introducing Rene Descartes – Unfiltered—Pgs 75-76. NOTE: Not mentioned in the book is the name of this MGH cardiologist, Dr. Kevin Heist.
Rene’ Descartes’ seventeenth-century thinking in the mechanical world of biology and mechanics was used to develop the relationship of how the human body—our human biological construction—exactly mimic’s that of a building’s operation. Chapter 2—Introducing Rene Descartes – Unfiltered
. . . Buildings are humanistic machines, synthetically created natural environments, starting with their skeletal frames and ending with their levels of automation or intelligence . . . a mechanical human protecting and in general taking care of an organic human, the makings of a phenomena itself.