As building owners, operators, and developers adapt to a hybrid work model, creating a welcoming office space is more important than ever. In an article for Propmodo’s Perspectives series, ESD now Stantec Senior Acoustics Project Manager Scott Hamilton shares his views on the evolution of the open office and why acoustics play such a critical role to the health, comfort, and productivity of returning workers. (Learn more about open office design.)
Transforming a building lobby to be more appealing to tenants and visitors could change the space’s environment in unexpected ways. Window condensation could become a problem if proper planning is ignored.
In a recent article for FMLink, The McMorrow Report’s online magazine for facility managers, ESD now Stantec Senior Building Analyst Ken Griffin joins former ESD now Stantec Building Analytics Engineer Sabhya Katia to co-author an overview of a recent case study of a building lobby renovation.
Griffin warns that before building owners or developers launch into any major repositioning project, they should consider condensation as a hidden complication that could lead to major health and safety concerns if left unchecked.
The article follows a study did on the lobby of a large downtown Chicago building where excess moisture was causing lobby windows to fog up at different times during the year. The analysis included the examination of the impact on available heating and cooling capacity. Conclusions to the study helped the building owner decide on how to proceed with the lobby renovation.
Ken Griffin freely shares his professional experience and knowledge with industry colleagues in pursuit of ESD, now Stantec’s mission to build communities and to improve society through the built environment.
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