Archive of: Mechanical Engineering

  • Designing Modern Park Facilities: Part 1 of 3 Internal and External Building Components – The Unsung Heroes of Park Facilities
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    Designing Modern Park Facilities: Part 1 of 3 Internal and External Building Components – The Unsung Heroes of Park Facilities

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA) estimate that Americans visit their local parks and recreation facilities an average of 29 times per year. Forest Park alone attracts 13 million visitors annually, and one-day events such as the Great Forest Park Balloon Race attracts thousands of visitors in a single day. With this type of high usage by the general public, it’s no wonder that park facilities, such as pavilions and comfort stations, can take a real beating and be the unfortunate targets of graffiti and other types of vandalism.
  • White Papers

    A Critical Look at Cold Supply Air Systems

    Senior Mechanical Engineer, Stephen Duda, discusses the concept of Supply Air Temperature (SAT) systems.
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    Explaining to a Layperson How Air Conditioners Work

    When speaking to non-technical persons, it is of no use to apply technical, textbook engineering jargon. On the other hand, one must avoid insulting someone’s intelligence by using childish or oversimplified language. Consulting engineers need to be prepared to explain basic concepts to laypersons in non-technical language, accented with analogies to everyday familiar experiences.