Case Studies

Tower

BAC Meets Challenging Cooling Tower Need for Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Faced with challenging specifications for increasing cooling tower capacity and the need for reduced maintenance cost and inspection accessibility, Baltimore Aircoil Company developed an innovative solution for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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Birds

McCloud Services Solves Birds Nesting in a Retail Store Garden Center

Some species of birds that are considered pests can adulterate food products, damage buildings and pose public health safety issues under the right conditions. Birds become a greater threat to grocery stores as they carry diseases and create the risk of contamination if birds reach sensitive areas in a store. One such store enlisted McCloud Services to assess the situation and develop a permanent solution to remediate the issue.

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DePaul

DePaul University Selects Tufftec Lockers for New Concert Hall

Magnificent acoustics and quiet elegance are the hallmarks of DePaul University’s new performing arts facility. The Holtschneider Performance Center serves as the next phase of a new complex dedicated to serving the needs of hundreds of music students, while also hosting the world-class performances of multiple artists. Part of the design and selection process included the installation of the new resilient Tufftec® lockers from Scranton Products.

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Hotel

Delta Cooling Helps Hotel Reduce Energy Consumption and Protect Guests

The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ recently completed more than $10 million in renovations, revamping almost every portion of the hotel and adding 21 new suites and five penthouses. However, this expansion created major issues for the building’s HVAC system’s cooling tower, which was now both undersized and at the end of its service life. Delta Cooling provided a solution.

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Hybrid Roof System with Insulfoam Foundation Means Substantial Savings

The city of Sandy, Utah, is on the rise. Preparing for the influx of businesses that are taking root in Utah’s sixth-largest city, developer Synergy Development set out to build a warehouse and office space in Sandy. Tasked with finding the most efficient and inexpensive roof insulation for the tilt-up business park, Capitol Roofing Service opted for a hybrid roofing system with a foundation of expanded polystyrene (EPS) from Insulfoam.

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Chemicals

GoatThroat Pumps Provides Carolina Casting With Improved Transfer Method

Chemicals used throughout product development and production are often purchased in large 55-gallon drums; spills or other accidents occur when employees try to dispense the chemicals from these unmanageable containers, either manually or with large machinery. Carolina Casting found a safe, easy-to-use and cost effective dispensing option called GoatThroat Pumps.

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Meeting Rooms

Condeco Booking Software Helps Time Inc. Manage Use of Meeting Rooms

Time Inc. was moving its New York City headquarters from Midtown to Downtown. The new facility would include more than 130 meeting rooms. It was thought that meetings would continue to be arranged using Microsoft Outlook, but with rooms being in use nearly 100 percent of the time, there was frequent double booking or no-show issues. A more effective solution was sought by Time Inc.’s facilities management.

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Theme Park

Advanced Fire Detection Enhances Safety and Simplifies Maintenance at Theme Park Attractions

Amusement parks create multi-million-dollar immersive theme attractions in buildings that may be up to 60 feet high with multiple changes in elevation. Moving guests from scene to scene can create challenges for fire safety and smoke detection equipment. An advanced aspirating smoke detection technology system called the VESDA-E VEA by Xtralis provides a solution.

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Power

Caterpillar Delivering Around-the-Clock Power for Biomedical Research

In a state-of-the-art building on the southern end of the Auburn University campus, more than 325 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine first-and second-year students are taught the fundamentals of osteopathic medicine. Continuous, uninterrupted power is a critical element that supports virtually everything that takes place within the walls of the four-story, 100,000-square-foot building.

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Cooling

Getting Up to Speed on Cooling Tower Designs 

Conventional wisdom says that metal tends to be stronger, harder and more durable than its plastic counterparts. However, when comparing metal cooling towers to the latest engineered plastic options, that outdated logic is being laid to rest. HDPE technology not only holds up better than metal towers, but has additional benefits like increased energy efficiency and lower maintenance that make it a superior option.

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