A Different Perspective

The majority of our clients at Summer Consultants are government, military or institutional organizations.  Because of that, many of the buildings we work on are not readily accessible to the general public, but occasionally we have a project that is.  One weekend, without even planning it, I stumbled upon a project that I had a… Read More

Split Systems and Historical Buildings

In 2019, I was part of the design team for an elevator upgrade project at the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland.  The project consisted of modernizing or replacing four elevators in four different buildings across the campus; Alumni Hall, Bancroft Hall, the Chapel, and Sampson Hall.  As the mechanical design engineer on the… Read More

Going With The “Flow”

Think fire hydrants only provide water for fire trucks during emergencies? Or serve as a means of relief during hot summer months? Think again. That hydrant helps to determine whether the water supply can meet the demands of a building’s fire suppression system reliably. When the fire suppression system is replaced, a fire hydrant water… Read More