have a population with special concerns and vulnerabilities in case
of fire. To maintain an effective passive smoke management system in
health care environments, make sure you know how to incorporate and
maintain smoke dampers in a life safety design meeting IBC, NFPA, and
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.