Building Monitoring News

  • The Many Ways Hoarding Creates Indoor Environmental Quality Problems

    Last month,USA Todaypublished a story about a California couple who plead guilty to charges associated with hoarding approximately 170 dogs in their home in Poway, California. According to the article, many of the dogs were in poor condition and the home was covered in animal waste. Compulsive hoarding, whether it be with pets or just material items, is estimated to affect between 2 and 5% of the ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • NEW Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor - AQ PRO-F

    The BRAND NEW 2016 AQ Pro-F by E Instruments brings together sophistication and technological innovation in a Convenient and Economical ALL-IN-ONE Instrument providing the IAQ professional the latest in Indoor Air Quality Monitoring & Real-time Data Logging for IAQ analysis in Hospitals, Buildings Schools, Labs, Clean Rooms, Airports, & much more. The AQ Pro-F Includes: Dynamic ...

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New York Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns

    New York City and the surrounding area have some of the most valuable and high-density real estate in the country. As these properties age, or are reconditioned for new uses, construction and remodeling activities bring new life and economic value to these residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  Often times, these construction activities take place while parts of the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Dirty Air Ducts Impact the Air Quality of Buildings in New York City

    New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. To support this many people, the city and surrounding suburbs are filled with millions of homes, schools, offices, and industrial complexes. In many of these buildings, air ducts play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable and productive. This ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • BAE Systems selects Brüel & Kjær to develop Acoustic Signature Management System for new UK Royal Navy vessels

    BAE Systems has awarded Brüel & Kjær the Design Development Agreement to deliver a Hull Vibration Monitoring System (HVME) for the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS). Reducing a ship’s radiated noise signature is a key element to its tactical deployment, and an HVME system is the ideal means for this - providing self-noise monitoring capabilities ...

  • New York Office Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Complaints

    Millions of people work in office buildings in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. Over the past decade, a growing number of workers and many of their employers have increasingly recognized the importance of a healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environment.  This awareness has created a growing demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the office ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school. The CDC states that four thousand people die from asthma-related causes and it is a contributing factor in another 7,000 deaths ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • New York Employers Take Note of Study Linking Indoor Air Quality to Worker Performance

    Several years back, Environmental Health Perspectives published a paper about a study that examined the cognitive function of workers in conventional and green office environments.  The study garnered the attention of business leaders, human resources professionals, and occupational health professionals from across the country. Two dozen participants were ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • FLSmidth to hold a quality control seminar for building material producers – from the Mine to the Product

    The seminar provides an opportunity for professionals working in the building materials and minerals industries to discover how to improve the quality of their processes – all the way from the mine to the product. The seminar in Halle, Germany, is organised by the Mineralogical/Geochemical Group at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in cooperation with FLSmidth. It will run ...


    By FLSmidth

  • New Handheld Formaldehyde Monitor

    NEW Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor  The BRAND NEW 2016 AQ Pro-F by E Instruments brings together sophistication and technological innovation in a Convenient and Economical ALL-IN-ONE Instrument providing the IAQ professional the latest in Indoor Air Quality ...

  • The 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC successfully launched

    Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC today at Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, UAE. This event constitutes a platform for the regulators, industry stakeholders, air monitoring and noise control equipment and solution providers. ...

  • Gedawin Novo Controls At POWC 2016

    Gedawin Novo Controls returned to the OWA’s POWC.  The conference was held from October 17th to October 19th at the White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.The event was a great success!  We look forward to building upon the relationships forged during this ...


    By Gedawin Novo Controls Inc.

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • UL Environment and International WELL Building Institute form relationship to promote healthier building practices by improving indoor air quality

    UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations in an effort to drive public awareness of, and increase global demand for, healthier buildings. The organizations will collaborate to limit exposure to harmful chemicals for occupants of ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Visit Brüel & Kjær at London Build Expo conference

    Visitors to this year’s London Build Expo will be able to see Brüel & Kjær’s innovative construction noise and vibration monitoring solutions in action. During the show, taking place 26th and 27th October at London’s Olympia, delegates can meet Brüel & Kjær’s experts, at stand E63 in the West hall, to learn how to efficiently and ...

  • Demolition Projects in New York can Create Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Residents

    Recently, demolition work began in Park Slope to make way for a new high-rise condo building. The 109 unit development will be built on multiple lots that requires older structures be torn down. As is often the case, asbestos first had to be remediated before at least one of the buildings could be demolished.   Each year, demolition projects such as this result ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Build your knowledge with lessons learned from your peers

    How can BBS save your life? What does Process Safety Competence look like? Can lessons from neuroscience improve safety? Is qualification of professional drivers the key to more safety on the road and beyond? These are only few of the questions discussed by experts from the field at the ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • Modulo for Vapor Intrusion

    The system creates an under slab void that works as a capillary barrier against moisture - yet uses less concrete than other standard slab equivalents but has, at the same time, a superior load bearing capacity. This is also a “green” building product that will lower future electrical costs and contribute to LEED points on sustainable building projects. Moreover, Geoplast’s ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

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