Mayor Jim Kenney signed the bill on Sept. 17, completing a process that began in 2017, when he signed an executive order for the reestablishment of the Plumbing Advisory Board to propose substantial updates to the Philadelphia Plumbing Code.
My firm recently completed the design of an off-campus student housing project. This project converted a 21-story, high-rise office building into an apartment-style student housing facility with one to five bedrooms per apartment.
The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. is seeking volunteers to serve on the technical committee for ANSI/AMCA Standard 540, Test Method for Louvers Impacted by Wind Borne Debris.
The International Code Council, ASHRAE, the CARICOM Secretariat Energy Unit, and the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) released new standards for energy efficient buildings for its Member States.
In 1973, an energy crisis led to the development of ASHRAE Standard 90. This event served as a catalyst for the creation of building design efficiency requirements, which eventually led to the creation of what is now known as the energy code for buildings.
On Demand Using PEX in hydronic heating and cooling applications is a growing trend in the commercial building industry due to the product’s durability and ease of use. This webinar will focus on the benefits of PEX in hydronic applications, including fan-coil units, VAVs, AHUs, unit heaters, radiant manifolds, and more and explore the differences and similarities of using PEX compared to other piping materials.
People operate spaces based on how they feel, not on energy models. The same science used by engineers when applied to define building problems is not applied to integrate the human factor. The success of this strategy is a miserably low satisfaction rate with the built environment. If society honestly desires energy efficiency from architecture, then it should not be the exclusive goal, but rather the outcome from successfully achieving the desired indoor climate.
Engineered Systems magazine’s September 2019 issue questions the need for multiple building codes that cover the same subjects, examines the dos and don’ts of power systems for critical facilities, offers tips on how to select the proper centrifugal pump circuit flow controls, and much more.