Fire Protection Engineers use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, such as the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to simulate smoke and heat transfer during various fire scenarios. This software allows engineers to evaluate harmful effects of fire and smoke such as high temperatures, production of carbon monoxide, and decreased visibility for building occupants.
Determining what items are required to be brought up to current building code requirements is a challenge when designing renovations of existing structures. Looking at the life safety scope of a project, I tend to find issues in almost any existing building that would not meet current code if the building were designed today. Of course as … Continue reading “Does renovation mean everything must be brought up to code?”
Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. (KGEI) is excited to announce a transition in leadership as part of its long-term strategy and employee growth plan. Associate Ben Gries will take over leadership of the 34-year-old company to continue the advancement and future development of one of Louisville’s leading engineering firms. Ben stepped into the role of President, effective … Continue reading “Ben Gries Announced as President of Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.”
In our previous article on building envelopes, we discussed how envelopes are changing more and more, becoming increasingly interesting and unique. From an engineering standpoint, the most significant aspect of the building envelope is not always the insulation factors (U-values, solar heat gain coefficients, etc.) but the infiltration. Infiltration is defined as the flow of … Continue reading “It’s in the details, it’s always in the details: Building Envelopes – Part 2”
Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. is proud to have worked with wHY and K. Norman Berry Associates Architects on the recently completed Speed Art Museum’s nearly four year $50 million renovation and expansion. The project was recently featured on Architect Magazine’s website. Click this link to view the article.
One of the most critical components, if not the most critical component, of a building is the envelope. This may seem obvious, since the envelope protects the building interior and structural components from water, temperature, moisture, air and sound. But, often it is taken for granted and this can be a costly mistake. Over … Continue reading “It’s in the details, it’s always in the details: Building Envelopes”
February 2016 KGEI was honored to serve as the lead mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering company for the renovation of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. Business First recently interviewed KGEI’s Thomas Yellina and Leiah Merrick. about the unique engineering aspects of this project. View the article here.
KGEI is very excited to announce that it has been included on the 12th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list in the small business category by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management! Winners from across the state were selected in small, medium and large business … Continue reading “Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. Named One of 2016’s Best Places to Work in Kentucky”
Each year, American School & University magazine publishes an Architectural Portfolio to recognize outstanding education architecture, design and construction. Western Kentucky University’s Downing Student Union was awarded “Outstanding Design” in the Post-Secondary category. WKU’s Downing Student Center building underwent an extensive expansion and renovation last year as a part of WKU’s ongoing master plan. … Continue reading “WKU’s Downing Student Union Awarded “Outstanding Design””
Congratulations to the architects and design team for the Southwest Regional Library in Louisville who recently won an Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design from AIA Kentucky. The Honor Awards recognize works of architecture designed by Kentucky architects that demonstrate design excellence. The 2015 Awards Jury said that architects, JRA and Meyer, Scherer & … Continue reading “AIA Kentucky Awards Design Team for Southwest Regional Library”