Lawrence is a vice president with Fluidics, a Philadelphia-based mechanical services provider. With 33 years of construction industry experience on commercial, industrial, and institutional projects, he combines on-the-job expertise with substantial project and people management skills. As part of EMCOR Services Fluidics’ senior leadership team, he is responsible for multiple project managers and the division’s union labor, and ensures his division’s projects are completed on time and within budget, while consistently meeting clients’ highest quality standards.
Fluidics is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses globally.
HVAC systems in Urban Outfitters’ new headquarters had to work not only for comfort but also as part of the interior design. Ultimately, radiant heating and cooling, CFD to navigate some tight spacing, and some value engineering touches created a configuration every bit as distinctive as the facility’s koi ponds and gourmet cafeteria.
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.