In the ever-evolving world of building information modeling, putting process before technology solves fundamental issues. Read on as the authors touch on Agile, common roles, and BIM’s fate over the course of a project.
For a building program to be successful and sustainable, it must include an operating budget as well as a construction budget. Fifteen to 20% of the total cost of a building is first cost, and that remaining 80% or more is in the operation of the building over its life.
One of the books I’m slowly, slowly working through this year is Essays Of E.B. White. Now, co-author of The Elements of Style and author of Charlotte’s Web is quite a resume right there, but White also contributed essays to The New Yorker among his other many writings.
Greenheck’s new Utility Set Fan (USF) Series offers multiple levels of construction to meet a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Constructed from galvanized steel with a bolted frame, USF-200 utilizes a backward inclined centrifugal wheel and is ideal for Class I airflow and pressure applications where clean air is being exhausted. USF-200 capacities range from 50 to 13,700 cfm and up to 5.0 in. wg.
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.