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While a conventional direct expansion (DX) split system AC is simple to install, operate, and repair with thermostat controls, low initial costs, and individual metering, the system has evolved. Conventional DX split systems are sized to meet maximum heating and cooling loads, lack redundancy, and have multiple compressors to maintain; however, advancements in air conditioning technology have resulted in Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF/VRV) systems, giving developers and owners an option for greater efficiency and sustainability in heating and air conditioning. ..
We live in a world that relies on various wireless technologies to communicate with one another. For the general consumer, infrastructure elements such as strong cellular, radio, and Wi-Fi signals have moved beyond being a luxury into a matter of safety and security. Radio and cellular signals are often weakened in large buildings and other venues due to a variety of factors, such as radio frequency interference, low-emissivity glass, concrete, and other building materials. These obstacles create areas within the..
The Health and Wellness industry has seen steady growth over the past five years, and that growth is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future. Health and Wellness focus on the complete well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. People are naturally drawn to products and services that make them feel like they’re doing something good for themselves, and this market, which is currently valued at $4.5 trillion, proves they are willing to pay for it. According to the EPA,..
Over the past 67 years, Jordan & Skala Engineers’ nation-wide presence has become a recognized standard in engineering. What began as a small mechanical group in 1953 has grown into a multi-discipline firm with seven regional offices, as well as an MEP Giant (Consulting-Specifying Engineer) for the last two decades. One significant contributor to this exciting growth is our robust team and leadership. We have created a foundation that centers on our clients and provides growth and guidance for bright engineers. With..
The increase in demand for the condominium experience entices more and more developers to contemplate starting their own condo projects. If you are one of them, keep in mind that condo construction comes with a marked increase in litigation risk for the design, development, and construction teams involved. These claims range anywhere from contract disputes to professional malpractice. It is possible to minimize this risk and ensure a successful project, but it’s a good idea to review some of the..
About the Webinar: As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, the role of building design in occupant health and safety has seen increased interest and urgency. In rethinking design and wellness, we are proud to have collaborated with TCA Architects for the “Healthy Design for New & Existing Multifamily Buildings” webinar. For this webinar, with nearly 500 registrants, Matt Marvel was invited to act as moderator, and Don Sheffield had the honor of speaking. In addition to expert insights from..