Â Following only 4-days of public display, the Chief Engineers Association has
already announced the development of a major new feature that will be added
soon to its website. The new feature: “Ask A Chief” will be a major
database supported forum for Chief Engineers, Suppliers, and Manufacturers where
discussions can be held between all parties.
Only on the WWW for 4-days, Chiefengineer.org has already received over 400
messages from Chief Engineers throughout the U.S. and as far away as the Philippines.
Questions from Chief Engineers about having a place to contact other Chief Engineers
was clearly the most often suggested comment made. In response, CEA has contracted
with Prairie Web Internet Marketing, Inc. to develop this major new feature
The new feature will allow visitors to the site to either enter a “new
topic” or respond to an already posted “topic”. Topics can be
about anything related to the operation of power plants, buildings and equipment.
For example, if a Chief is seeking advice on a problem with his or her building,
they can list this problem as a “new topic”. As other Chiefs, and
our Associates visit the site, they can respond to the posting with advice or
help in what is called “threads”.
Taking a good thing even further, each topic and all of its threads will automatically
go into a database, were Chiefs who experience similar problems later on, can
enter their topic into a search engine that will scan the database and retrieve
similar problems that had been posted earlier, and their threads.
Eventually, the database will contain a massive amount of information pertaining
to the common problems faced by Power Engineers and Real Estate Asset Managers,
as well as the resolution to those problems provided by Chief’s and Associates.
The only Internet site to have such a feature exclusively for Property Managers,
Plant Managers and Chief Engineers, the CEA believes that this feature will
prove to be of great benefit to existing and future members of our shared profession.
The CEA invites any questions or comments about this new feature as well as
any other aspects of the Chiefengineer.org website. If you would like to comment,
visit the “Contact Us” section of the site and leave us a message.