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Syska Insights

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.…

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…