Orta is a mechanical engineer, focusing on the design and engineering of HVAC systems, the development and approval of specifications and the punctual issuance of construction documents. Orta ensures that projects are in compliance with building codes and project criteria. Orta coordinates the computer design staff for the mechani-cal department and handles the quality control.
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.
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.