Scientist Reveals How Geothermal Heat Pumps Lower Electricity and Increase the Quality of Air

Do you know Gerald McClain, after numerous years working with geothermal energy leader James Bose at Oklahoma State University, has designed a new home geothermal cooling and heating unit? Heat pumps work as a fridge in reverse, they use electric power to transfer heat from one place to another rather than making heat directly. For that reason, they can be 2 to 3 times more energy-efficient than typical electric heating units. What is a Geothermal Heat Pump A geothermal … [Read more...]

Green Buildings and LEED Certification

Going Green Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),[4. 4. U.S. Green Building Council, "About USGBC". U.S. Green Building Council. 8/9/2009 .] LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification … [Read more...]

The Modular Revolution

Modular in Motion Italian architect Dr. David Fisher announced the launch of a revolutionary skyscraper to be built in Dubai titled as the "World's First Building in Motion.” [1. 1. CBS Broadcasting Inc, "World's First 'Building In Motion' Set For Dubai". CBS Broadcasting Inc. 8/9/2009 <http://wcbstv.com/national/dubai.david.fisher.2.756027.html] This soon to be 1,380 foot (a quarter mile) high skyscraper is planned to first open in 2010 in Dubai … [Read more...]

Recently Awarded and Completed Projects

MCB Camp Pendleton, CA MCB Camp Pendleton is a 5,000 square foot modular facility for base facilities operations staff. Project scope includes installing modular building on asphalt parking lot, then supplying and installing complete telephone system, internal data wiring, fire and intrusion alarm systems. This project is under construction and will be completed mid February 2009. Lockheed Martin CCS Program for the USMC/ Camp Lejeune, NC Two buildings will be … [Read more...]

Modular Construction Proves Effective For Naval Facility

A Modular Project Modular buildings are far from one-size-fits-all. Each site and client requires the application of a unique design solution. It takes a design team with modular engineering experience and a deep understanding of the modular building industry to address all of the needs specific to a project, including the design, foundation, and state-specific structural requirements. A modular project needs a modular engineer. The Naval Reactor Facility The facility, … [Read more...]