Building owner's and manager's guide: optimizing facility by Robert S. Curl

By Robert S. Curl

Addresses the entire key parts contributing to potent administration of establishing operational functionality. comprises occupant convenience and compliant solution, in poor health construction syndrome prevention and remediation, utilizing clever construction layout to facilitate optimal operational functionality, and twist of fate prevention and security. DLC: development administration.

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To be convenient, seating devices should be comfortable and the work space should not be so confined that workers feel like they are sitting in the bottom of a manhole. Soundproofing material, of course, was used in a lot of partitions but the height of the partitions should be such that it does not interfere with the air circulation in the room and cause physical discomfort this way. If you are concerned about lost time, make provisions that water coolers, central office machines like big copiers, and toilet Page 9 rooms do not require an extensive trip from the work space to their location.

I count the needle rotations and use a stopwatch to calculate air volume. Shape of box is in Figure 4-10. Figure 4-10. Air flow hoods. Page 30 Figure 4-10 (Cont'd). Page 31 Chapter 5 Sick Building Syndrome Causes Mold and Mildew Mold and mildew grow on anything wet. How do building surfaces get wet? Dew point is the temperature when moisture drops out of the air. If the building is air conditioned, say at 75°, all of its surfaces are nearly 75°. If the outside air dew point is 80°, it is above 75° and quite often in the southern part of the United States, it gets up to 80°.

It seems that many of the systems designed have what is called an enthalpy or economizer control which brings outside air into the building to cool it off when it is colder outside than inside. This is fine as long as the outside humidity is not high and moisture does not enter the building, condense on cold surfaces, and grow mold which spreads throughout the space. Mold, by the way, looks like ripe dandelions with a bunch of spores which spread all over the Page 42 place. We encountered moisture penetration a number of years ago in a system I designed for a furniture store in Ohio.

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