'Calculation Software, BIM and Spreadsheets Offer a Wealth of Information'...
Engineers have many tools at their disposal that streamline calculations, equipment selections, drafting and modeling. Calculation software, BIM files, and spreadsheets all offer a wealth of information that could be useful in other engineering applications. It is not uncommon for these tools to be dependent on one another too (i.e. data from load calculation software can be used in a ventilation calculation spreadsheet which then needs to populate data in a building model).
Full Production Expected Late 2019 for 1-Million SF Facility
First Solar is a 1-million-square-foot manufacturing plant being built for the production of its new Series 6 thin-film solar panels for use by large utility solar farms, on public buildings, and at off-grid industrial sites. This is the second First Solar manufacturing plant and it is located in Lake Township Ohio. Breaking ground in June 2018, the plant is expected to reach full production by late 2019.
University of Michigan MSRB III Commissioning | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Medical Sciences Research Building III (MSRB III) is a 10-story, 207,000 g.s.f. biomedical research facility on the campus of the University of Michigan. The third in a series of research facilities, MSRB III accommodates approximately 400 people and features laboratories, animal housing, office/conference space and support facilities.
University of Michigan
HVAC Design Innovation Provides Unique Ventilation Solution
There are many air quality concerns and HVAC design challenges associated with indoor pools. Recently, PBA, was tasked with meeting those challenges, for the Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, IM Sports West Pool / Locker Room HVAC Replacement project.
A few years ago, a local hospital had post-occupancy challenges with a large project that PBA had designed.
Several indoor AHUs were periodically tripping freeze stats and there appeared to be no rhyme or reason as to when or why the stats would trip.
Health Care / Lab,
Over the past several years, regulators have given more attention to humidity levels in operating rooms and central sterile processing departments. Facilities personnel are often challenged by fluctuations in humidity.
Sports Complex Features State-of-the-Art Heating System
Improve the Health and Performance of Your Facility with These Steps
The first step in cutting energy bills, operating costs, improving comfort and optimizing efficiency in your building may be to have qualified professional engineers perform an in-depth energy assessment of your building.
This assessment will help you in determining the overall health and performance of your building and where needed, provide suggestions for means of improvement.
Energy Management System Design,
Wondering What the Buzz is About? Find Out Why ESOP Organizations Are on the Rise
October is National Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Month. As a longtime ESOP organization, PBA proudly reflects on the many benefits it’s incurred over these past few decades of service.
We’d like to encourage others that are interested in this employee-focused retirement program by providing beneficial information on just how an ESOP works and whether or not it’s the right choice for your company.