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Construction and Services

1. Doors and windows: entrance design
1.1 Entrances
Requirements for entrances are detailed in sections 1.13-1.15. In addition to providing for convenient ingress and egress - including fire-escape requirements - entrances serve a vital merchandising role (providing identity, views of interior, reassurance of standards). The main entrance and its surrounds are subject to close scrutiny and evaluation. Standards of quality (of construction and door furniture) and maintenance are critical.

1.2 Internal doors


The engineering department is a vital part of
a hotel. Energy cost alone runs anywhere
from 4 to 6 percent of a property’s total operation
budget. Savings in energy cost can be
accomplished by instituting simple steps such
as modifying staff members’ behavior (Dale
and Kluga, 1992). How can financial data be
used to continuously improve the performance
of the engineering department? To answer
this question, a survey was performed to
collect data from hotel engineers to determine
their use of financial information. It is


At the other extreme is a software system that is oriented to a single application.
If software is application-oriented, it is generally designed to handle one
specific type of job and does not allow much integration. An example is a payroll
system that is not integrated with labor cost budgeting or a food inventories
control system that is not integrated with purchasing and food costing.
Due to their relative simplicity, application-oriented software systems can
be easily evaluated to determine whether they will perform precisely the jobs

Design-Build and its Future in the Hospitality Business

Business and personal travel have made a dramatic rebound and hotel owners need to get properties into operation quickly. Lodging Econometrics predicts a 1.4 percent increase in hospitality supply over the current year followed by an additional 1.9 percent in 2007. To add capacity while trends are strong and there’s money to be made, more owners are turning to design-build. And with good reason.          

Systems management

Aims and objectives
The aim of systems management is to enable unit managers to
recognize the importance of the inter-relationship between
efficiency, effectiveness and economic performance. The
choice of systems and the way in which they are integrated
and implemented will significantly influence operational

The aims of system management are:
- to define the determinants of successful operation
- to identify key systems and sub-systems
- to recognize the influence of management and organizational

Hotel Engineer Pocket Guide

1. TV Console Cloning Information Card 2
2. Remote Control & Keyboard Test Procedures Card 3
3. Keyboard & Remote Battery Replacement Card 4
4. Keyboard & Remote Cleaning Procedure Card 5
5. Setup (Red) Remote Usage Card 6
6. In Room Troubleshooting by Symptom Cards 78
7. Commander Removal & Replacement Procedure Card 9
8. IRU II Removal Procedure Card 10
9. IRU II Replacement Procedure Card 11
10. Catalyst 2 Troubleshooting by Symptom Cards 1213
11. Catalyst 2 Removal & Replacement Procedure Card 14
12. NonReporting