Located in this city’s famous Loop commercial center, the 600-foot-tall Chicago Board of Trade Building (CBOT) houses the world’s oldest futures and options exchange. Until recently, the building also housed a pair of aging built-up systems that were beginning to worry management.
The author describes how toilet flushes
aerosolize germs sending them airborne to soar around and infect their next
victim(s) because bathrooms are designed backwards. Learn novel ways to control
and clean bathroom air to help control airborne disease transmission problems.
So feel free to hold your nose as you learn about how you can help protect
people’s health within your client’s buildings.
Low-speed fans provide needed ach at this remote mountain hospital. All buildings, regardless of age, are susceptible to IAQ deficiencies. Chemical exposure from new construction, tight building envelopes, and humidity
Here’s a task: bridge the new mechanical room to the utility connection in the old space - located in an adjacent building in Chicago’s South Loop. Room for equipment is frequently tight, but in the case of this steam pipe, the room for error was less than one inch. The kind of planning that navigated that challenge accounted for (almost) everything in this tricky retrofit.
The first university cogen plant in the U.S. to
Platinum certification, the OSU Energy Center succeeded via consistently
efficiency-minded design and an exceptional level of analysis and teamwork in
the commissioning process. Fuel flexibility, staff training, and a projected
$650,000 annual savings didn’t hurt, either.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.