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Putting Daylight into Schools and Universities

1 September, 2014 at 9:49

Robert J. Bolin, PE & Kristopher S. Baker, PE

For decades, schools of all shapes and sizes – whether primary, secondary or higher education – have led the industry in designing daylight into their projects. In parallel, industry and academia have taught designers and builders techniques, technologies, and testing necessary to provide the appropriate quantity and quality of light for the bu…

Capitol Records Building Upgrade Solves HVAC Issues

24 March, 2014 at 9:26

Charbel Farah

Built in 1954, the historic Capitol Records Building in Hollywood, Calif., is a 13-floor high-rise designed to resemble a stack of records topped with a stylus, reflecting the mission of its namesake. Known as the world’s first circular office building, the 150,000-square-foot structure has to contend with Southern California’s sun all day long…