Alaska is known for the majestic outdoor beauty of Mount McKinley, its vast lands of forest, and abundant wildlife. Indoors, Alaska is also home to one of the largest enclosed water parks in the United States. H2Oasis, on a three-acre site in Anchorage, has proven to be a paradise in the midst of the arctic tundra for people to escape into a tropical destination without spending a bundle. This tropical indoor water park has the capacity to hold over 1,000 occupants in the 55-ft high building, encompassing 40,000 sq ft in south Anchorage.
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.