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Safer Hospital Construction: Navigating CSA Standards with Smarter Interior Climate Control

Temporary Climate Solutions, Remote Monitoring and Control

With healthcare-associated infections affecting one in every nine hospital patients in Canada, the need for effective preventive measures has never been more critical. The CSA Z317.13:22 standard, titled “Infection control during construction, renovations, and maintenance of health care facilities (HFC),” outlines the procedures for assessing risks and implementing precautionary and corrective measures during healthcare facility construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair activities to prevent exposure to released or heightened agents.

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The Importance of Continuous Environmental Monitoring for Document Conservation

Remote Monitoring and Control, Document Restoration

Losing valuable documents can bring your organization to a halt, yet some organizations overlook document recovery when creating a business continuity plan. Universities, libraries, and galleries can benefit from monitoring the environmental conditions of their spaces to help protect their materials as well as their staff and patrons from poor air quality, excessive humidity, and water leaks.

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Mastering Moisture: The Role of Vapor Pressure in Wood and Mass Timber Construction

Temporary Climate Solutions, Remote Monitoring and Control

Wood and mass timber construction have gained significant traction in recent years due to their sustainability, aesthetic appeal, and structural versatility. However, these building materials come with unique challenges, particularly concerning moisture management and wood moisture content. Mass timber manufacturers work hard to control wood moisture content during fabrication. Once mass timber components get to the jobsite, atmospheric conditions start to affect the timber materials. Wood components can take on ambient moisture or pick up moisture from rain or other bulk water sources.

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Creating Healthy Indoor Climate during Hospital Construction

Temporary Climate Solutions, Remote Monitoring and Control

Protecting the health and safety of both patients and staff is a primary concern for hospitals. When a healthcare facility is undergoing construction—from a new wing to structural updates, etc.—dust, mold, microbes and other airborne particles are introduced into the environment, placing patients and staff in jeopardy. Polygon Climate Control has the capability, knowledge and skills necessary to provide temporary climate solutions to stabilize the climate during a hospital construction project, helping to maintain a safe and healthy environment.

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Understanding the Difference Between Indirect and Direct Heating

Temporary Climate Solutions

When you burn anything, the products of combustion are produced. This includes soot, carbon dioxide and water. The exhaust stack on an indirect fired heater carries these out of the system so these undesirable substances do not enter your space. When you put a fired heater directly into your building and vent the products of combustion into your space, however, you are introducing that soot and carbon dioxide—as well as large amounts of water—into your space. Welcome to a dripping ceiling.

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