The traditional concerns represent the tip of the iceberg for the commissioning agent looking at smoke and fire control systems. Inspecting the entire operation can range from confirming smoke control pressure to testing mobile phones used for emergencies. By Charles A. Bean, and
John F. McCarthy, Sc.D., C.I.H.
Hollywood and Highland is no longer just an intersection - it's 2 million square feet of multiuse commercial space where visitors can do everything from grab lunch to attend the Academy Awards. Designers faced the usual space challenges, but other special concerns ranged from adjusting to the facility's late classification as a high-rise building to supporting Wolfgang Puck's kitchen. By Joanna R. Turpin
Leaking radiant panel valves had become an expensive maintenance problem for the Five Points Plaza building in Atlanta. Replacing the radiant ceiling system with a variable-air volume (vav) system could
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.