Articles Tagged with ''new construction''

Radiant Panels On Campus

This law school design story moves on from rationales for early decisions to the specific next-phase design challenges. Team effort combines with DOAS, radiant ceiling panels, DCV, and setpoint fine-tuning to maintain this case’s appeal.
Perhaps the U.S.’s largest to-date Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) coupled with radiant ceiling panel (RCP) cooling and heating mechanical system is currently under construction at the Washington College of Law at American University (Washington).
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Pre-school satisfies codes and comfort with hydronic radiant system

Little People’s Landing is a pre-school learning center in Roxborough, CO, and the building is keeping children warm and healthy with a system that is virtually invisible.
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Dehumidification Challenges: A View From The High Dive

An onslaught of natatorium retrofits are coming, as a large wave of dehumidifiers reaches the end of its collective lifecycle.
The newly refurbished Kanata Leisure & Fitness Centre Wave Pool (KLFCWP) in Kanata, Ontario, gives HVAC engineers and contractors an unprecedented look into the challenges they’ll face in future natatorium retrofits.
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Sneezes more sinister than previously thought

As this PolicyMic article explains, MIT researchers have been looking into the real travel capabilities of a typical unblocked sneeze.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A New K-Middle School Building Project

At some point in time, most school building committees are given the responsibility to establish building programs to expand their city or town school systems by adding new school buildings
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Shopping In Utah's Great (Semi-) Out-doors

In-slab radiant heating and cooling, cooling towers, and a serious array of pumps and tubing create just the right retail environment in this 20-acre downtown complex.
There’s a new and shimmering upscale tourism and retail destination in the heart of Salt Lake City that has won the attention of city planners worldwide.
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Successful piping solution helps beer go from brew room to tap

The owners of Aardwolf Brewery in Jacksonville, FL, are not taking any chances when it comes to their up-and-coming business. That attitude is what led them to select Aquatherm as an important component for their brewing room.
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Building Program to Basis of Design for an Assisted Living Building Renovation Project

At some point in time, most building owners make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facilities.
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20 Reasons Your Green Building May Not Have Green Indoor Air

A few are more familiar and worth a reminder, while some are pretty sneaky. Others may have gotten there before the first occupant. In any event, any “sustainable facility” can sustain IAQ damage without attention to these sorts of risks.
The word green conjures images of a lush, vibrant ecosystem that is full of healthy living things and fresh air.
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Calculated With Care: Ventilation in Health Care Systems

A Mississippi clinic needed above-average design on a budget. The equipment was nothing unusual. However, creativity and attention to detail uncovered opportunities to fine-tune the design and exceed ventilation benchmarks for less.
Engineers’ daily challenges include calculations for outside air, supply air, and return or exhaust air flows — all while balancing mandated code requirements with owners’ expectations for performance, equipment first-cost, and future energy costs.
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