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PCL tops off KingSett's 700 Bay at Gerrard

Construction Business Summary PCL Construction has completed 700 Bay’s concrete structure. The multifaceted renovation and expansion project of 700 Bay at Gerrard involves a new 32-storey residential apartment tower adjacent to an existing office, retail and residential building. There is an...


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Second Phase of Stoke-On-Trent's Heat Network Begins

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary The second phase of Stoke-On-Trent's heat network began this week when civic and business leaders from the UK city, and students from Stoke on Trent College's Urban Heat Academy, attended a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the latest 1.4 km...


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Dirty Water vs. Clean Water ...... Critical Flushing Techniques for New Building Connections

Summary Installing or connecting chilled or heating pipe from a new building to a district utility must be cleaned and flushed properly. This is a critical, but often overlooked step. Concern by operators is on the rise as they recognize that they need to protect their plant investment and...

4D.4_Buras.pdf


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Decommissioning a CHP Plant for Reuse

To properly decommission industrial facility, owners must employ a methodical, engineered approach. Electrical, mechanical, structural and environmental systems must all be evaluated and end-of-life conditions defined. For a site with a CHP plant whose assets will be reused, the added complexity...

4D.3_Csernyei_Slamka.pdf


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Critical Facility CHP Commissioning: Lessons Learned

Hospitals are critical facilities that have an additional set of criteria that pose challenges in the start-up and commissioning of infrastructure equipment. This presentation looks at the commissioning process of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's new co-generation plant...

4D.2_Luccese_Wodka_Kanoff.pdf


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Design and Construction of a New District Energy System in Pittsburgh PA

An overview of the design, construction and commissioning of a new steam and chilled water district energy system in Pittsburgh PA. The presentation addresses key design elements and discuss the justification/benefits for their selection, discuss the challenges that were presented working in an...

4D.1_Johnston.pdf


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Tapping into Wastewater Thermal Energy at the National Western Center in Denver

Denver’s National Western Center (NWC) has been home to the iconic National Western Stock Show for over 110 years and is undergoing a $1 billion redevelopment and modernization to make it a vibrant and accessible educational and entertainment hub in the heart of Denver, Colorado, that will...

4C.3_Frommell_Thorn_McQuarrie.pdf


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Bifurcating a Central Plant for Redundancy and Reliability

Summary The Owner requested true reliability as the plant was going through a coal to gas conversion. Each piece of equipment and system was designed for N + 1 redundancy. The plant still presented a single point of failure mode so the solution was to bifurcate it. This resulted in “air gapping...

7B.3_Ehrfurth_Geronime.pdf


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Dirty Water is Costly! Critical Flushing Requirements for New Building Connections

Summary Installing or connecting chilled or heating pipe from a new building to the campus district utility must be cleaned and flushed properly. This is a critical, but often overlooked step. Concern by owners is on the rise as they recognize that they need to protect their plant investment...

7C.1_Buras.pdf


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Pipes laid for Council's District Heating Network at Queens Quay

Scottish Construction Now Summary The first pipes at West Dunbartonshire Council ’s high-tech district heating network have been laid. The innovative system will see water taken from the Clyde, before being heated and transferred through a network of pipes to homes and businesses at the...