Mission Critical

Mission Critical September 30, 2013

September 30 Southland Industries update: Mechanical room equipment, cooling towers passivated, chilled water system insulation

Roughing in systems on Levels 1 to 4, connecting equipment in main mechanical rooms, North and West clinics near completion, cooling towers being passivated, chilled water system getting insulation.

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Mission Critical September 3, 2013

September 3 Southland Industries update: Rough testing began, major equipment placed, condenser water system flushed

Rough testing has begun in hospital basement, Level 1; all major equipment has been set in place; the condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP.

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Mission Critical July 29, 2013

July 29 Southland Industries update: Level 3 air handling units set, condenser water system testing

Hospital Level 3 air handling units have been set; Condenser water system in the CUP is being tested; Rough in testing begun in the west clinic.

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Mission Critical July 26, 2013

NZEB examples to inspire

These three facilities are current examples of net-zero energy buildings (NZEB).

By Scotte Elliott, CEM, Metro CD Engineering, Powell, Ohio
Mission Critical July 8, 2013

July 8 Southland Industries update: rough in, testing of plumbing systems completed

Continuing rough in on interstitial levels of North and West clinics; completed rough in and testing of plumbing systems; CUP steam boilers arrived, being installed.

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Mission Critical June 3, 2013

June 3 Southland Industries update: mechanical room open

Currently roughing in on interstitial levels of the North and West clinics; the Level 3 mechanical room has opened up; trade installations have begun.

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Mission Critical May 1, 2013

May 1 Southland Industries update: CUP nearly complete

The central utility plant is currently 80% complete; the project team recently hung four Armstrong vertical inline 1,900 gpm chilled water pumps; the boiler flue gas economizers have been hung.

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Mission Critical April 10, 2013

Reliability considerations in simple paralleling applications

When a decision is made to use paralleled generator sets, many considerations need to be addressed to ensure a reliable system.

By Rich Scroggins, Cummins Power Generation, Shoreview, Minn.
Mission Critical February 26, 2013

ESD names senior vice president

Addam Friedl was named senior vice president and mission critical facilities practice leader at Environmental Systems Design.

Mission Critical September 26, 2012

Atkins launches retro-commissioning group

Atkins has launched its retro-commissioning service, based out of Ft. Myers, Fla. The day-to-day operations will be run by Dave McFarlane.