Porter is senior vice president
and mechanical engineer with the architectural and engineering firm, Hayes,
Seay, Mattern & Mattern, Inc., (Virginia Beach, VA) and is the firm’s
principal in charge of justice and public safety projects.
of all the considerations that go into a good design, and then add a separate
and unusually vital layer of security concerns, and that begins to approximate
the situation for correctional facility HVAC. This article evaluates many
common options, giving particular attention to equipment placement and which ventilation
strategies adapt well to life behind bars.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.