Duke University Medical Center

Syska Insights

Building Owners Should Embrace Big Data, Analytics and Performance Tracking

1 July, 2015 at 4:22

Natalie Dolce

Technology has been the major force behind all the changes in space utilization and office environment over the last couple decades. The changes have been in such a rapid pace that it is the norm to anticipate, strategize and respond to new technologies even before they become mainstream.…

How to Provide Effective Exterior Surveillance

1 June, 2015 at 3:50

Amy Milshtein

When it comes to preventing crime, lighting and security cameras work hand-in-hand. Exterior illumination makes a building’s entry points and grounds look and feel safe while surveillance cameras add another layer of security.…

The Engineered Systems at Gates Hall, Cornell University

1 June, 2015 at 3:31

Sergiu Pelau, PE, LEED AP

Bill and Melinda Gates Hall at Cornell University required a suitably thoughtful HVAC selection and design process. After CFD analysis, the Syska team determined that unusual solution led by active and passive chilled beams, DOAS, and key dehumidifiers is the perfect way to to keep spaces comfortable.…

How to Get the Most Out of a Building Controls Upgrade

1 June, 2015 at 2:38

Loren Snyder

Building control systems put power in the hands of building owners and operators, including energy-saving capacity, facility data, ensure occupant comfort, and enable facility managers to tailor system operations.…

How Government Buildings are Becoming More Transparent

1 April, 2015 at 10:34

Ken Schram

The government is trying to be more transparent – literally, like using more glass on buildings, and in its operations costs and open book accountability, which flies in the face of their other mandates, like blast resistance or security.…