building control Articles

  • Controlling Mold Growth in Buildings Prevention and Control Strategies

      In background quantities, molds can be found everywhere-in air, water, our homes, our clothing and even on our pets. They are present in such small numbers that they don"t trigger reactions in humans, except in ultra-sensitive individuals. But, when molds find the right combination of ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Plume Control under a City Building

    Subsurface remediation in a big city setting is complicated. Limited work space, heavy traffic, noise restrictions, and a dense network of utilities are just some of the factors that conspire to make the installation of any in situ plume control or plume reduction system a seemingly unsolvable logistical puzzle. Horizontal wells placed directly beneath a building can provide protection from soil ...

  • Building Longevity into Composting Buildings

    There are a variety of corrosion resistant options for enclosed composting facilities, where the harsh environment shows no mercy to exposed metal surfaces. MOISTURE is no stranger in Canada's Maritime provinces, so when the Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission (FRSWC) in Saint John, New Bruns-wick embarked on a composting program, putting the operation indoors was a practical choice. The ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Combatting bacteria growth in emergency tank showers

    Emergency safety showers and eye wash stations are essential for sites where workers could come into contact with hazardous chemicals. In some environments providing this life saving equipment can be challenging, for instance a consistent supply of potable water cannot be guaranteed, or a tepid temperature can be difficult to maintain due to extreme ambient temperatures. ...

  • Controlling condensation- controlling mold

    You know those water stains on the ceiling tiles in your office that you are certain are caused by a leaky roof. Of course, the maintenance man thinks your crazy, since your office is not on the top floor. He dutifully changes the ceiling tile and a month later the water stain is back but this time it has those little black circles that look like mold colonies. Sound familiar? There seems to be ...

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Controlling condensation - controlling mold

    You know those water stains on the ceiling tiles in your office that you are certain are caused by a leaky roof.  Of course, the maintenance man thinks your crazy, since your office is not on the top floor.  He dutifully changes the ceiling tile and a month later the water stain is back but this time it has those little black circles that look like mold colonies. Sound familiar? There ...

  • Control water – control mold

    There is no single universal way to eliminate all mold growth. But the single most effective method of controlling mold is to eliminate their source of moisture. Moisture doesn’t just mean actual water; it can also be high humidity. Few molds grow when the humidity is under 70%. If they do, it is very slowly. It is safe to say that you cannot stop mold growth until you stop the moisture. ...

  • Active control of building structure using lattice probabilistic neural network based on learning algorithm

    Active control of building structure using lattice probabilistic neural network (LPNN) employing the gradient descent method (GDM) for learning to increase control capability is proposed. With the lattice pattern of the state vector used as the training data, LPNN calculates the control force using only the adjacent information of input, thus, response is greatly faster. Three story building ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corrugator Wastewater Design Build

    Featured Wastewater Treatment Case Study Corrugator Wastewater Design Build Cost Reduction = $ Increased Profit $ A Pre-Print ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Building Science Issue (Attic)

    Client: Upscale Custom Home Builder  Location: Florida Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept thru Oct 2007  Corrections Cost: ~$25,000 Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) was retained by the builder to determine the cause of excessive sweating ...

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building a Perfect Purification Platform

    Dart NeuroScience is one of the largest privately owned biotech companies in San Diego with around 250 employees – and we have an interesting focus: memory. More specifically, our aim is to develop new technologies and therapies that can maintain or improve memory function and cognitive vitality. Much of our research is built on the work of ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • HQ to be the first Chilean building achieving LEED green building certification

    Transoceánica headquarters use a system of energy efficiency that incorporates passive design and solar reflection. The new headquarters for private equity firm Empresas Transoceanica in Santiago looks nothing like a conventional commercial set up. But it is expected to use just one-fifth of the energy of a comparable Chilean office. A wood-wrapped north facade deflects solar ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Corrugator Wastewater Design Build Installation

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Corrugator Wastewater Design Build Installation A pre-print facility requested the service of Integrated to design and build wastewater system to ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Control valve actuators: Their Impact on control and variability

    Sector: Oil & gas Category: Electric actuators Products: CVA Electric control valve actuators provide excellent performance and are ideal for oil and gas wells in remote production fields. Instrument air supply systems are costly and require significant energy to run. If mains power isn't available, an instrument air supply isn't ...


    By Rotork plc

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