Health and Safety
Updated Incident Energy Levels should be determined based on any system revisions and 2015 NFPA 70E requirements.
It has become apparent over the years, that more problems negatively affect building occupants than just poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
We consider all environmental factors in our IAQ/IEQ management programs to include building structure, materials, construction activities, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as the building occupants activities, the cleaning and maintenance of the building and sources originating outside the building that have the potential to impact indoor air quality.
Now is the time to plan ahead to avoid typical last-minute problems like mold and legionella.
Maintaining the highest levels of air quality is most important in healthcare facilities where occupants are most susceptible to irritants in the air. It is vital to maintain a sterile environment in health care facilities to prevent the spread of infection as well as the threat of exacerbating pre-existing conditions
Workers exposed to hot indoor environments and/or hot and humid conditions outdoors are at risk of heat- related illness and injuries. Individuals performing heavy work tasks and/or using bulky or non-breathable protective clothing and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are at greatest risk to heat exposure.
For facility managers, long-term planning may be as long as 20 years in the institutional world or as far-sighted as 10 years in the commercial field depending on the next fiscal downturn, acquisition or merger. Regardless of the cycle, aligning the facility plan with the company business plan is critical to meet the demands of human resources, sales and marketing, research, manufacturing, and of course, finance.
We are using drone technology, HDS and BIM on our projects to enhance our collaborative relationships for outstanding results.
Are you faced with cool spots or hot spots? Are you providing more cooling than necessary? It may be time to focus on the details of air distribution and find out how a small change in air flow can affect your temperature.
The storage, issue, use, and disposal of flammable and combustible materials falls under the rules and regulations promulgated under OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association.