1st Edition

Commissioning Buildings in Hot Humid Climates Design & Construction Guidelines

Edited By J.David Odom, CH2M Hill, George DuBose Copyright 2000
    100 Pages
    by River Publishers

    Prepared in co-operation with Disney Development Company, this book deals exclusively with aspects of the design, construction or operation of buildings for which even relatively minor errors can have devastating results when the building is located in a hot, humid climate. Disney's consistent adherence to the principles outlined in this manual has dramatically reduced problems in its construction. The information presented combines the experience of CH2M Hill, the largest environmental engineering firm in the US, and Disney, one of the premier facility planning and management firms in the world. Key issues covered include indoor air quality problem factors; hot humid climate considerations; new building failure; and a model for future success. Specifically addressed are schematic design, design development, final design, construction, and post-construction startup and system commissioning. The concepts and approaches presented are those which have proven successful in designing and operating problem-free indoor building environments in hot and humid locations.

    Key issues; schematic design; design development; final design; construction; post-construction startup and system commissioning; works cited.


    J.David Odom (Edited by), George DuBose (Edited by), CH2M Hill (Author)