Cost Savings

The Benefits of Airflow Studies

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For every project, both architectural and engineering, efficiency is a top priority. For data center clients, airflow studies are an excellent means of achieving maximum efficiency. They provide an accurate evaluation of proposed and actual effectiveness, both during design and post-construction. 

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Post-Occupancy Evaluation: Learning from the Past

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By verifying predictions with real performance metrics, designs can be iterated and improved upon until a better understanding of is what being measured and how realistic one's virtual model assumptions are can be determined.

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Getting Your Data Center Started

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Hugely technical and often capital-intensive, data centers are some of the largest, most complex commissions in the SMMA portfolio. In this Q&A, Andy Oldeman, the firm's Director of Engineering, talks about the necessary to tools to get these projects off the ground.

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Target-Value Design

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A Q&A with Josh Rownd on the process and benefits of Target-Value Design (TVD). From budget planning to establishing program requirements, Josh shares his thoughts about the process of designing to cost.

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