A courthouse's acoustical needs are second perhaps only to a concert hall. Furthermore, specialized spaces and biosafety concerns compel a careful zoning approach for ventilation and life safety. Consider this brief outlining the evidence in support of airside economizers and VAV. Moreover, you be the judge of which tools - from attenuators to floating floors and flexible connectors - can prevent a trial-and-error approach for future courthouse projects.
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.