All signs point to sustainability, safety and BIM technology when it comes to future success in the HVAC industry. But where do you begin? And most importantly, how do you keep building on what you’re already doing? Steve Jones — director of industry insights and research for Dodge Data & Analytics and keynote speaker at this year’s AEC BuildTech (April 30-May 2) — shows you the way forward to the future.
This month's Facility Files will focus on the Back2Basics test addressing the renovation of an existing Metro station with the addition of a new smoke evacuation system located within the building and within the subway’s inbound and outbound tunnels. The associated ADA-compliant elevator will have its own stand-alone, engineered, smoke control, 100 percent outside air fan to a positive-pressurized elevator shaft system.
The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double-digit increases in commonly used construction materials, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Greenheck has added two new models of stainless steel backdraft dampers to its backdraft damper line. The SSNM-10 Series is a horizontally-mounted backdraft damper designed to allow vertical airflow up and prevent reverse airflow.
On Demand Ductwork and piping are only two components fighting for space in modern building design. That space is tight, avoidable changes can be expensive, and conflicts identified later can be even more costly in time and money. Get a preview of cutting-edge 3D projection functionality for uses in factory layout, topo line projection for cut / fill or template layout for offsite pre-fabrication of assemblies.
The AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo is a unique new event spotlighting the latest design & building processes, products and emerging technologies. This interactive three-day conference & expo is designed to inform and inspire today’s entire building team — innovative and influential architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, owners and more. Educational sessions will include five separate tracks focused on plumbing, HVAC/mechanical systems, flooring, building envelope and roofing. As an attendee you will walk away from this event with the connections and knowledge to leverage tomorrow’s building processes and construction technologies.
Engineered Systems magazine’s March 2019 issue examines the innovations offered by manufacturers at the 2019 AHR Expo and engineers at the ASHRAE Winter Conference, explores the difference between direct drive and belt drive fans in institutional applications, compares and contrasts the prescriptive and performance paths for boiler compliance, and much more.