What is HVAC Commissioning?
What is HVAC Commissioning?

What is HVAC Commissioning?

Posted by Brian Rico on Oct. 07, 2014 in Engineering

INTRODUCTION The primary goal of commissioning is to ensure a building’s HVAC systems are operating the way the owner intended. ASHRAE describes the commissioning process as a “capable way of verifying that facility and its systems meets the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)”. Today, HVAC commissioning is more recognized as an important process needed for design, construction, […]

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Breakfast Club: Mega Press

Breakfast Club: Mega Press

Posted by Bob Schneider on Jul. 01, 2014 in Breakfast Club

Slide 1 Mega Press is a new offering from Viega. Slide 2 Viega is a method of joining piping, copper, stainless steel and plastics without solder or glue. Slide 3 It uses hydraulic force to compress the fitting to the pipe and uses an “O” ring to seal the joint.  The contractor buys the crimper […]

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Mechanical Engineers: The Interior Designers of Equipment and Boiler Rooms

Mechanical Engineers: The Interior Designers of Equipment and Boiler Rooms

Posted by Eric Baluch on Sep. 06, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

As mechanical engineers, we are frequently involved with boiler room equipment layouts. While fitting modern equipment into an antiquated space may challenging for some engineers, our firm rises to the challenge to create a design that is maintainable, serviceable, efficient and clean. Much like furniture in a living room, each piece of equipment in a […]

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Eye Washing Station Details

Eye Washing Station Details

Posted by Brian Walsh on Feb. 27, 2013 in Fundamentals

Nearly one million workplace eye injuries are reported annually, so the importance of emergency eyewash stations cannot be overstated. The use of proper eye protection along with worker safety training can go along way in preventing potential serious eye injury.  The single most important requirement for eye safety is the emergency eyewash station. Emergency eyewash […]

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ASHRAE Standard 90.1­2010 Promises Savings in Cost and Energy Use

ASHRAE Standard 90.1­2010 Promises Savings in Cost and Energy Use

Posted by Erica Pilmer on Nov. 01, 2012 in Engineering

The recent release of ASHRAE Standard 90.1­2010 aimed to accomplish a 30% energy savings over the previous 2004 and 2007 editions. This goal will be accomplished by the staggering 109 Addenda to the Standard affecting the design, construction and facilities operations of new and renovated buildings. On October 19, 2011 the Department of Energy recognized […]

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