When it comes to making sure a lab ventilation and fume hood system is safe, there are many factors that an engineer must take into consideration. However, the final goal is always containment - if the fumes aren't contained, the system isn't safe.
Once the epicenter of America's aerospace industry, the Los Angeles basin hosts a variety of government installations, including Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB) in downtown El Segundo, California. While
This business requires practical, not prodigy. We are not building something to take us to the moon. The building industry is far simpler than that and so we need good engineers, administrators, accountants, etc., not rocket scientists!
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.