Ultimately, CAD documents tailored to real-life FM needs may not become mainstream until the owners start demanding it. In the meantime, learn about the CAD evolution and see how one firm is integrating this new initiative into current procedures. By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.