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.
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.