From a new 50% glass-walled terminal at one of the world’s busiest passenger airports to an innovative approach to providing cooling for huge water supply pumps, and finally to an unusual method of cooling and ventilating a new performing arts school, Dallas-Fort Worth design firms have their hands full. Read on to see how these three projects have driven innovation in the heart of the Lone Star state.
Two vastly different projects faced substantial challenges and turned to temporary HVAC for relief. Whether the goal was maintaining comfort for the amateur test-driving crowd or managing post-Katrina humidity for a recovering hotel, success was a matter of evaluating the challenge accurately and weighing options accordingly.
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.