COVID19: Changing the Built Environment

COVID19: Changing the Built Environment

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has caused DMA to re-evaluate our work and what it means to engineer buildings for a world that might not be the same as we left when we return to our commercial spaces. And… how to balance that with a planet that keeps getting...
Reopening Your Building: HVAC Considerations

Reopening Your Building: HVAC Considerations

Some buildings, such as hospitals, grocery stores, and essential services have remained open during the pandemic. It’s critical that our essential workers be kept safe and comfortable.  Here are some recommendations from DMA:   Increase outdoor air ventilation and...
Forced Air = Cross contamination

Forced Air = Cross contamination

It’s a brave new world. Viruses travel. We’ve learned how critical that is in 2020, thanks to COVID-19. We know viruses travel through forced air and cooling. Electric heating is the future, through radiant heat and cooling. Radiant heating and cooling limit the...
The Great Indoors — or Not

The Great Indoors — or Not

Indoor noise is one of those things that in the moment, can be infuriating but is seldom spoken of. Yet, the impact on inhabitants is large, unpleasant, and far-reaching. Have you ever been excited to go to an event and hear a coveted speaker share their insights? Me,...