Even the smallest building project is complex, requiring hundreds of factors to come together just right. Throw in the requirements of a large commercial building and the tough New York City compliance landscape, and things get even harder. One cutting-edge tool can keep this from happening: Building Information Modeling (BIM).
New technologies have gone a long way toward helping facilities teams recognize opportunities to increase efficiency. Still, some problems can go unnoticed even with the best tools. When it comes to overall efficiency, nothing beats an old-fashioned inspection.
Many enterprises rely on a data center to provide crucial information and connectivity – or to provide their clients with expected services. No matter what the case may be, the data center is mission critical. But, a challenge presents itself: The average corporate data center generates massive costs, especially through constant power consumption.
New York City has always been the place to go when you want world class medical care. That reputation – already deserved – is about to get a big boost. Healthcare construction is going into overdrive around the Big Apple. It’s a boom like nothing the city has seen in decades.
As most industry professionals know, R-22 refrigerant is being phased out. As a result, supplies have been dwindling and what is available is restrictively expensive. This might sound like bad news, but it can also be viewed as an opportunity for facility managers to take a hard look at the condition of their equipment and weigh the benefits of upgrading their HVAC equipment now to meet their facility management objectives now and in the future.
A complete HVAC system replacement is a big job. Yet, sooner or later, even the best system will reach the end of its functional life. Proactive, ongoing maintenance can significantly prolong any unit’s performance, but knowing when to make a big change remains essential.