Performance-Based Fire Protection Guides Design of Football Facility

Too often when educational facilities look to add unique or architecturally impactful buildings on campus, restrictive fire codes put a damper on designs or threaten to significantly increase costs and compromise functionality. However, Clemson University, which recently constructed a new state-of-the-art home for its 2016 NCAA championship football team, was able to rethink conventional wisdom […]

Clean and Green: Plumbers Local 130 Training Center

By Karl J. Paloucek Whatever your building these days, when it comes time to do a full building renovation, employing green solutions makes a lot of sense. When that building is the training facility for a new generation of journeyman plumbers and technical engineers, it doesn’t just make sense — it creates an opportunity. The […]

Controlling The Key is Key: System Security at NBC Tower

It seemed a small thing, but Steve Castans knew how crucial it was. Castans, the Security Director at the TOBY Award-winning NBC Tower, wasn’t happy with the existing system they had in place to keep track of the many keys required to secure the many locations on the property. And he knew that regardless of […]

Lionheart on Track to be King of Power

By John Fanning When a major hospital and trauma center in Alaska began experiencing intermittent failure on more than one of their Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) feeding critical load, real concern quickly spread through their facility staff. Alaska has been known to experience some harsh weather and extreme temperatures. They also, on average, experience 12,000 […]

Importance of Effective Microbiological Control in Open Cooling Tower Systems

Open cooling tower systems employ evaporative cooling to remove heat from manufacturing process and comfort cooling applications, such as building HVAC systems. Compared to air cooling, evaporative cooling can be a more cost-effective and energy-efficient process. For example, a 500-ton water-cooled chiller operating at 60 percent load uses 47 percent less energy than an air-cooled […]