They say that change is good. However, it certainly isn’t good later in the design/construction process, where inadequate planning or teamwork up front can eventually cost a lot of time and money to rectify. The author offers his ideas about integrated project planning and delivery, which range from maintaining a common knowledge base for smarter decisions to coordinating meetings effectively.
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.