Engineering & Maintenance

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Computer hardware systems normally have a number of components. Even a
microcomputer cannot do much without the aid of supporting hardware or peripheral
equipment. The main part of the computer, where all the work or manipulation
is carried out, is referred to as the central processing unit (CPU). The
CPU is often referred to as the brain of a hardware system because it controls
all other hardware and peripheral equipment or devices.
The CPU has its own set of instructions built in its memory chips that cannot


A computer is able to operate with many different programs for different jobs.
Each program is copied from the hard drive to the random access memory (RAM)
in a microcomputer when it is needed. When the machine is switched off, any
information currently in the RAM is lost. Software is generally stored on hard
drives, and when it is loaded into the machine it is not removed from the hard
drive but only copied for use into the RAM.
Once stored on the hard drive, information can be used with other computers

Hotel Back flow prevention

All water distribution systems are designed to
keep the water flowing from the distribution system
to the customer. However, when hydraulic
conditions within the system deviate from the
‘normal’ conditions, water flow can be reversed.
When this back flow happens, contaminated
water can enter the distribution system. Back
flow can be prevented by the installation of a
device or assembly that uses valves, in different
configurations, to prevent polluted or contaminated
water from reversing direction and flowing

Back office systems

Back office systems are the IT business applications
that support the internal business functions of hospitality
organizations. Like the customer-facing
(front office) ones, these applications are instrumental
in the fulfillment of the hospitality or
tourism enterprise’s mission – from product to service
and everything in between. They are usually
software packages such as Business Performance
Management tools, Enterprise Resource Planning,
Supply Chain Management and Sourcing or individual
applications such as inventory management,

Building components

Major building components include items such
as foundations (located under or at ground level),
structural framing (usually steel but can be wood
in smaller structures) or bearing walls (often
poured concrete or concrete block but sometimes
wood as well) providing the above ground physical
support for the structure, curtain walls or
other types of exterior façade or fenestration
(glazing) (providing a weatherproof exterior for
the building), the roof (consisting of a roof deck
and weatherproof covering), interior walls (often

Engineering - Industry Perspective from a Director of Engineering

Beginning with the realization that the hotel is our guests’ “home
away from home” quickly focuses the engineering department.
Start with the physical structure—its beauty—you can stand in front
of her and feel an overwhelming sense of pride to know that you are
responsible for her and that you will do whatever it takes to keep
her beautiful.
Maintaining a hotel has several elements crucial to a smooth
operation. Communication with other departments is number one.
The front desk is the direct link between engineering and the guest.

Technology in Hospitality

Technology in the hotel industry seems disparate at best. Although
it’s not uncommon to hear about your preferred hotel chain having
a Web site or being able to search for and find a hotel online at
another travel supplier’s Web site, it seems the use of technology in
the everyday workflow of running a hotel is sparse. In my job, I’ve
worked with many hotels that don’t even have e-mail access for
their employees. When I meet hotel staff that let me know that they
do not have this most basic form. of new communication tool, I sarcastically

An Estimated Cost of R&M

Before a repair and maintenance budget can be determined for a comprehensive, cost effective maintenance program, you must know what you're maintaining. The, how to setup the program, will follow after collecting this information. This documentation is not to be confused with component and equipment data records. The first step to estimating the costs of maintenance is identifying majors building components by -
- Location, name, area or room number
- Type
- Estimated size – Sq. Ft, etc.

A sample list of these major building components would be -

Hotel Chief Engineer - Lodging

Duties: Oversees mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection operations      

Alternate Title(s): Director of Engineering; Building Engineer Salary Range: $9+ per hour; $19,000 to $85,000 annually     

Employment Prospects: Excellent     

Advancement Prospects: Good to excellent     

Best Geographical Location(s): Any area with hotels or resorts