Building Monitoring Meets 21st Century Education

Once a building is operational, there can still be factors that disrupt its efficiency and keep it from functioning as designed. Achieving efficient operation can be challenging, which is why more and more schools are …


Healthcare Delivery, The Built Environment, & Key Takeaways

For the last few years, #TeamHenderson has participated in Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Annual Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium. The schedule is always packed with experts from every area of the industry. Over the course …


What is a Facility Condition Assessment?

There is a fundamental balance between functionality and maintenance. When something happens to disrupt either one, the operation of the facility is at risk. Maybe you’re faced with functional issues like consistent hot/cold calls or …


What makes building commissioning successful on a project?

Building commissioning has evolved over the last two decades. The continuous development of the construction industry combined with the Great Recession has left the impression that commissioning is a commodity-based service to be engaged as …


Elevator Modernization, There’s Levels to This.

Elevators are complex and require specialized expertise to operate and maintain; in fact, most facilities have to work through a third-party service provider to address elevator modernization and equipment issues. Everything, including the doors, shaft, …


How Do I Choose A Good Commissioning Agent?

Throughout this series we’ve established the importance of building commissioning. Now we’re looking at the characteristics of a good commissioning agent and how to identify them in the procurement process. In our first piece, What You …


What Matters Most in Your Medical Gas Replacement

Medical gas systems serve healthcare facilities by providing gases that are life-sustaining (oxygen), critical-use (medical air), or suction (vacuum) for patients. These systems are often centrally located and away from patients. If medical air compressors …


Why Do I Need Commissioning On My Project?

As building systems become more reliant on technology, it is making building commissioning more important than ever. The jump from pneumatic controls to direct digital controls (DDC) in the 1990s was only the beginning. As …


What You Need to Know About Building Commissioning

Building commissioning has experienced a rise and fall in terms of reputation, understanding, and value. In the 80s and 90s, the introduction of computerized, direct digital controls (DDC), brought new complexities to the built environment …


Top 5 Healthcare Trends for 2019

Healthcare has seen tremendous changes in the last decade, and as we move through 2019, we can’t help but look forward to what’s coming next. At Henderson Building Solutions, we work with some of the …


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