The International Building Code defines institutional occupancies under Institutional Group I and includes the use of buildings or structures where care or supervision is provided to persons who are or are not capable of self-preservation without physical assistance.
ATLANTA — ASHRAE is poised for a busy year in 2019. At its 2019 Winter Conference in Atlanta, the 56,000-member engineering association introduced a lengthy agenda that included renovation of a new net-zero world headquarters, the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Pakistan HVACR Society (PHVACR), a pledge to prepare building professionals for the challenges and opportunities of designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings within the changing energy sector, and more.
ROSEMONT, Ill. — BNP Media is pleased to announce that more than 80 percent of the conference sessions at the inaugural AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) will offer continuing education units (CEUs), to provide industry professionals with the credits needed to keep their licenses/certifications.
For years, I worked for a mechanical contracting company that shifted its business plan from design-bid-build (DBB) project delivery to design-build (DB) project delivery. The move became very obvious as the optimum way to provide HVAC services.
Constructing a building takes an army. Designers, engineers, general contractors, flooring installers, HVAC contractors, plumbers, roofers, mappers, and surveyors are just a few of the blue-collar experts necessary to optimize a commercial building.
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.