Universities - Special Needs

Universities represent an interesting combination of situations. Similar to agriculture, universities typically constitute a multiple building environment. Like hospitals, there is usually a large number of sensitive electronic devices.

Universities resemble lodging facilities, schools, and restaurants. Many also have their own power generation just like utilities. In all, they can be very complex and intimidating.

One special need stands out. This is the marriage of the old with the new. In an effort to provide quality education, universities must become increasingly computerized. However, the power system and the buildings may be quite old. Little to no concern is given to proper installation of electronic equipment or to appropriate maintenance. What moneys are available seldom seem to be spent on power quality issues.