Building Monitoring Articles

  • Build your pond to last with a liquid liner

    Build a pond without providing proper sealing and you'll probably be watching your money getting washed down the drain. Pond cracks, pond holes and pond leaks can be a persistent and costly problem so heading them off before they start in the construction process is a very good idea. That means paying particular attention to lining your ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • 3 Steps for Building Your Tech Company`s Sustainability Strategy

    For many companies, sustainability efforts are no longer just about compliance—they’re an essential component of the company’s overall business strategy, reputation, and brand. Why? Because sustainability programs not only improve the environment, but also offer a competitive advantage. In fact, 66% of consumers say they are willing to pay more for sustainable goods, according ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Case study - Algae control in lake

    Company: Kelab Sahabat Tamam Aman Lake Description:  Installation of four LG Sonic® XXL plus devices in the lake (dimensions: 250 x 100 meters) in December 2012 Project objective: Lake Tamam Aman is contaminated by algae and the inflow of liquid waste from the surrounding buildings. Thanks to the blooming of blue-green algae, the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Airparif uses Isatis to process 11 million+ mesh grids and generate daily air quality maps - Case Study

    Isatis has been part of Airparif data processing workflow for 10+ years. The software is used daily to gather data and map air pollution over Paris area. The facts Airparif is part of the French AASQA network (“Associations Agréées de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air”). The AASQA are a French non-profit association accredited ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

    Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental impacts, damaging vegetation and ecosystems. This ...

  • Monitoring energy reduction through applying green roofs to residential buildings in Dubai

    Green roofing in a building has many advantages including absorbing rainwater, providing thermal insulation, enhancing the ecology, creating a peaceful retreat for people and animals, improving air quality and helping to offset the air temperature and heat island effect. The aim of this paper is to monitor energy saving in the residential buildings of Dubai after applying green roofing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HP, Israel - Sialex helping keep air quality “just right” in Israel’s Hi-Tech industrie case study

    Air quality must be kept within tight tolerances when working with printed circuit board assemblies (a key process in the manufacture of Hi-Tech print engines). Too little moisture in the air in the production hall results in an “electrostatic” build up which can lead to “shorting” of circuit boards. Water vapor is introduced into a production hall through a system of ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Lumber yard woes

    A local lumber yard was experiencing an unusual problem of mold growing on their wood trim and molding products which were stored under cover in an unheated storage area. Investigation: The lumberyard storage area is a three sided structure such that exterior air freely infiltrates the area. The location is in an area where fog is a frequent occurrence and the lumber is subject to 100% ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Right Choice to Maintain Carpets in Government Buildings

    Lots of people bustle in and out of government offices all throughout the day for various reasons. As more and more people visit the area, the carpeted areas in these government buildings turn dirty and dull within days. Traditional cleaning techniques do not work in maintaining the carpets in perfect condition. To ensure impressive-looking and fresh-smelling carpets in government buildings, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Innovation in Security Solutions Driven by its Union with Intelligent Buildings

    There are no shortage of recent start up companies aiming to disrupt the Security Industry. Over the previous decade, similar companies have bought new technology and business models to market, adding significant value. We recently spoke to Erik Lindstein, CEO of Embsec AB about his vision for innovation in security and the opportunity for Small & Medium Size Companies (SME’s). ...

  • From litigation through repair: understanding and resolving moisture entry in a mid–rise Condo

    This paper describes the litigation investigation and rehabilitation conducted on a midrise condo building located in Denver, Colorado, the USA. This paper discusses the investigative techniques used for discovering and determining if the defect was at issue with the building's construction and ultimately, the necessary repairs performed to rectify the defect. The engineering company involved ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Technical brief - membranes for airtight roof designs

    There are compelling energy saving reasons for the trend towards airtight un-ventilated roof designs. An average house loses about 25% of its heat via the loft space and roof. If a roof is made airtight, heat loss reduces to about 15% making a total energy saving of over 5%. According to tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), total energy saving could even be as much as ...

  • Beaverbrooks Adele House – ComEC – Office Building

    The Customer Beaverbrooks the Jewellers are one of the UK’s leading jewellers. Their name is well known on the high street and in the business world, for their integrity, passion and caring approach. With over 800 people and over 65 stores throughout the United Kingdom, not to mention the internet and mail order teams, they work hard to create wonderful experiences which in ...


    By Apollo Enviro

  • 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

  • Case study of odor and indoor air quality assessment in the dewatering building at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) and odors were determined using sampling/monitoring, measurement, and modeling methods in a large dewatering building at a very large water reclamation plant. The ultimate goal was to determine control strategies to reduce the sensory impacts on the workforce and achieve odor reduction within the building. Study approaches included: (1) investigation of air mixing by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. In order to accurately understand a building’s indoor air quality, it is ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Continuous monitoring of multiple Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters

    Measuring and monitoring hazardous gases is a critical issue in industrial and workplace safety.  Many facilities are especially vulnerable to the effects of an unhealthy indoor environment when fuel-burning vehicles are used indoors. Placing an IAQ monitoring system in buildings and facilities enables immediate identification of IAQ problems, the sources and causes of any problem can be ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

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