We usually think in terms of a progression from design to installation to occupancy. However, eradicating IAQ problems often requires working "backwards" from specific occupant symptoms to the likely source. By W. Edward Montz, Jr., Ph.D., and Theodore J. Passon, Jr., Ph.D.
From patient conditions to the placement of diffusers and beds, many variables are involved in creating
mechanical systems for patients particularly vulnerable to contaminants. By Keith Franklin, P.E., C.I.P.E, Ildefonso Bayron, and
Jim Mistry, P.E.
Eventually, the lights will go out, or try to go out. Factors such as a hospital's equipment priorities, alternative cooling strategies, and emergency generator service must be considered when power outages occur. By James F. Newton, P.E.
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.