Specialty Buildings

Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning March 30, 2021

Video: CxEnergy Virtual: Effects of Temperature Change on Building Static Pressure Measurement

The author of an ASHRAE Journal article on the subject leads this session to explain the effects of cold weather (temperature change) on building static pressure measurement when the indoor and outdoor references at two different elevations.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Courtesy: Southland Industries
Building Types February 22, 2021

Humidification installed for U.S. Army national museum

Southland and Envise installed an air system which provides controlled ventilation and humidification to gallery spaces.

By Southland Industries
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning February 16, 2021

Video: Multi-Phased Commissioning on an International Airport in Aruba

This course covers commissioning the expansion, the existing facility upgrade and associated BMS integration, through a blend of remote platform-based CX software, and traditional boots-on-the-ground means for Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Courtesy: WSP USA
Automation, Controls December 11, 2020

Case study: Manufacturing plant BAS update

A manufacturing facility restructured its building automation system, which created several returns on the investment

By Jaco Cronje
The internal workings of the biosensor designed by the Aerosol Pathogen Sensor team. In operation, a patient will breathe into the air pipe. The aerosol will be guided through the tubing via an air pump and into a chamber where the sample will be scanned for traces of COVID-19 using the gold sensor chip and heating laser. Courtesy: Ryan Bean, Texas A&M University
Hospitals December 8, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 detection for hospitals, retirement homes designed

Texas A&M University student researchers are working on a biosensor that could quickly diagnose cases and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals, retirement homes and more.

By Jennifer Reiley
Courtesy: Baker Barrios Architects & Ramston Capital, LLC/TLC Engineering for Architecture
Building Types December 2, 2020

Multi-family housing design trends driven by COVID-19

As the COVID situation has driven many to work from home, the need for changes to the way in which new multifamily apartment buildings are designed has become apparent; architects and designers are adjusting to this new normal.

By Brian McSweeney, PE
Courtesy: CRB
Building Types November 10, 2020

Three ways to pandemic-proof your facility

Segregation, cleanability, and automation/process closure are proven ways to protect viral containment through a pandemic and beyond.

By James P. (JP) Bornholdt
Left to right: Steve Copenhagen, LEED AP; Alissa McFarland, AIA, LEED AP; Erik Terry, LEED AP. Courtesy: CannonDesign
Building Types November 3, 2020

Five answers on the current state of science research, learning

Three experts from CannonDesign offered their advice on the current state of science research and learning and how that informs their decisions.

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers/Lowe’s
Building Types October 20, 2020

How warehouse design is evolving

The warehouse and distribution industry has been evolving in recent years and fulfilling these online orders has necessitated expanded and more advanced warehousing for many of our partners.

By Justin Harvey, Tony Welter, Doug Weis, Chris Culp and Jen Jewers Bowlin
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Building Types October 13, 2020

Guidelines for infection control in housing design facilities

Due to COVID-19, citizens across the country have spent more time inside their homes than ever before.

By Steven Neville