Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)
Like other buildings, government buildings are not immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On occasion, they need to be transformed from their original purpose.
Randy Ehret explained how ESD helped convert three halls in the McCormick Place convention center – which is owned by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, a creation of the Illinois government – into a COVID-19 alternative patient care facility in “Best Practices for Designing Government Buildings” during an MEP Roundtable for Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine. He explained how the ESD team modified the ventilation system so it could perform in negative-pressure mode and still meet temperature requirements, among other accomplishments that were forged while meeting an extremely tight deadline.