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.
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.