Monthly Archives: December 2016

Now Available For Dampers

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In CAPS® 4.22, (January 2017 release), Revit® content will be available for control dampers (VCD series) and life safety dampers (FSD and SMD series). Revit content will give you the precise location, position and overall assembly dimensions of externally mounted actuators.

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Revit View, FSD-211 24 x 24

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Revit Drawings

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires ample access is provided for inspection and maintenance of all fire and smoke damper operating components. Defining the actuator location during the design process can be an asset in the coordination of building electrical and safety control system requirements. A designer can take advantage of the actuator space requirements provided in Revit models to define the access area during the design phase versus during installation.

Revit content generated from CAPS will include electrical, control, performance (pressure drop), and rating information which can be used in specifications, to populate schedules and calculate the overall pressure drop of the building.

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Did You Know?

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The George S. Mickelson Trail is South Dakota’s premier rails-to-trails project. This award winning tail stretches 114 miles from Deadwood to Edgemont.  It’s ideal for biking, hiking, running and skiing.

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Now Available On eCAPS

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Greenheck has added 75 new louver models to eCAPS, its online engineer application suite. Designed to simplify the task of finding the right fan or louver model while delivering the best value for your budget, eCAPS is a powerful tool for product selection and scheduling.

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The Mammoth Site

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“The Mammoth Site” in Hot Springs, South Dakota, boasts the world’s largest concentration of intact Columbian mammoth and woolly mammoth bones. The discovery remains untouched to this day.

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How Efficient Is Your Air Conditioning?

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Beam systems are an alternative to traditional “all-air” conditioning systems. Beams use water to move energy through a building and service the building’s sensible (dry) cooling load, relying on the air-side simply to meet ventilation requirements and satisfy latent (wet) loads. This drastically reduces primary air volumes supplied to a space and leads to energy savings, improved comfort levels, and the ability to effectively integrate a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).

Beam systems result in energy savings since water is more efficient at transporting heat than air is, and the smaller footprint of a beam system allows for a greater mechanical and architectural flexibility.

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