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Solving Indoor Airborne Disease Transmission Problems

August 1, 2011
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.
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

July 1, 2011
Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Editor's Note: Sharp Ideas

July 1, 2011
Getting an acceptable ROI from this event is like finding a needle in a needlestack.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Business Development Is The Skill To Look Over The Hill

July 1, 2011
Put yourself in the position to come up with the next Great Idea, or to at least hear about and recognize it early on.
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Commissioning: Equipment And Controls Integration

July 1, 2011
We still face plenty of ways for start-up to be a let down.
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Thermal Energy Storage Benefits And Sensible Systems

July 1, 2011
Some thermal storage media are familiar to most of us, but what about gravel? Or lake water? See how those can work in the right environments, and tuck this away as a general refresher on thermal storage concepts and options for use in hospitals, data centers, and elsewhere.
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Guest Column: Perforated Materials In High-Purity IAQ Applications

July 1, 2011
Nowhere is the quality of indoor IAQ more important than in the operating room (OR) of a hospital.
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Plenum Requirements For Egress Corridors In Health Care Environments

July 1, 2011
Incorporating a plenum can have its design advantages, but corridors serving adjoining areas of health care occupancies are prohibited from being used for a portion of an air supply, air return, or exhaust air plenum. This article and its illustrations can strengthen your grasp of the related NFPA code details and exceptions so you can design and ventilate properly for this special population.
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Case In Point

Low-speed fans team with UV light to improve IAQ at Rwandan hospital

July 1, 2011
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
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