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Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Posted by Eric Baluch on in Fundamentals

Kitchen hood designs vary depending on the application in which the hood is being used.  There are two types of kitchen hoods. TYPES The first type of kitchen hoods is designed to be installed above cooking appliances that produce laden vapors, such as grease or smoke. Type 2 kitchen hoods must be installed above cooking or […]

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Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Posted by Edward Radziszewski on in Engineering, Fundamentals

Firestopping products are required by local building codes, national model codes, and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) to be installed in all penetrations of fire rated construction or in smoke barriers.  Fire rated construction consists of walls, floors, shafts and listed floor/ceiling assemblies and are located throughout a structure as required by Code and […]

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MEP Engineering Considerations for Alterations to Existing Walls, Roofs and Windows

MEP Engineering Considerations for Alterations to Existing Walls, Roofs and Windows

Posted by Joe Weagraff on in Engineering

The two questions most often raised regarding the thermal performance of changes to existing walls, roofs and windows are: We’d like to add insulation to the building, but if we do, does it have to meet code? If a window or storefront is being replaced, can we just match the existing so the look remains […]

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Controlling Odors from Restaurant and Food Court Tenants

Controlling Odors from Restaurant and Food Court Tenants

Posted by Joe Weagraff on in Engineering

Restaurant and Food Court Tenants require specialized odor control methods in addition to general recommendations. The exhaust system design is key. The right amount and location of make­up air is critical to the capture and exhaust of cooking odors. In addition, the tenant’s exhaust hood should extend a minimum of six inches past the edge […]

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Why Bid Documents Should Be Required For All Projects

Why Bid Documents Should Be Required For All Projects

Posted by Joe Weagraff on in Uncategorized

Whether you are replacing a rooftop unit, chiller, tower or fan coils, providing detailed information to the bidding contractors and accurately expressing the scope of work to be done will insure that you obtain apples­ to ­apples competitive bids and will reduce the need for bid contingencies. However, if you simply call up the mechanical […]

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