Sidwell Friends School Featured in Consulting Specifying Engineer
When a growing institution needs a new building but has limited space for it on campus, an underground facility can be an elegant design solution. However, such facilities pose a number of challenges. And when the facility is an athletic complex, the challenges become particularly complex.
At Sidwell Friends Middle School in Washington DC, a technology called displacement ventilation (DV) proved key to the development of a new 73,000-square-foot, two-story athletic facility constructed below a 400-meter track and football field.
In “When and Where to use Displacement Ventilation,” appearing in this month’s Consulting Specifying Engineer, author Ray Schultz tells the story of how this distinctive below-grade athletic facility, and state-of-the-art/energy-efficient displacement ventilation system played an essential role in its development. Ray Schultz, one of Cannon Design’s senior mechanical engineers is a 20+ year authority in the design of all facets of mechanical systems.
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