University of Chicago has combined an underground library with a domed reading room. Throw in a restoration room for work on rare and sensitive materials, and you have a three-tiered
engineering challenge for ventilation, humidification, dehumidification, and filtration.
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.