During construction of the 190-unit, 15-story JeffJack Apartments building in downtown Chicago, the owner sought an effective method to prevent snow and ice build-up on the building’s parking garage ramps during winter.
This month’s Facility File will focus on the B2B April test for an HVAC application within a high school facility, with the existing field house HVAC system being retrofitted to serve as an emergency shelter building with its associated locker rooms and toilet facilities.
Evolving facility needs, revenue-generating special events, in-house labor, the deferred maintenance budget … the factors in a temporary HVAC decision range wider than you might think. So are the opportunities.
For years, architects have benefited from having readily available manufacturer content at their fingertips. Now it’s time for MEP engineers to start experiencing the same benefits, especially when it comes to designing with crosslinked polyethylene pipe.
The town of Portsmouth, RI, had four schools (two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school) with outdated, inefficient gas-fired hot water boilers that were becoming expensive to maintain and operate.
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.