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2.1 Performance Specifications in Design, Materials & Quality Guidelines
Feb 14th 19

Specifications provide the basis for design and installation of mechanical insulation. The construction industry commonly uses a MasterFormat specification that is modified for each project with ...

2.0 Design, Materials & Quality Guidelines in Design, Materials & Quality Guidelines
Feb 14th 19

This section provides guidance on the elements necessary to maximize mechanical insulation performance, with a focus on material selection, quality, and durability. The focus of this section is on ...

1.10 Existing Buildings, Maintenance & Retrofits in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

Retrofitting mechanical insulation in existing buildings is also a critical issue for practitioners and building owners/operators to be aware of. Most common is a failure to properly replace the ...

1.9 Qualifications for Practitioners in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

Consistent with the Roles and Responsibilities table above, recommended qualifications include:   Mechanical engineer: Registered Professional Engineer in BC with specific mechanical insulation ...

1.8 Avoiding Problems through Best Practices & Processes in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

Avoidance of the problems outlined above and achieving desired project objectives requires good practice to be implemented throughout the mechanical insulation process; it also requires participation ...

1.7 Common Mechanical Insulation Problems in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

This section provides an overview of poor mechanical engineering practices that are commonly encountered in the field, as identified in the mechanical insulation White Paper. The following table ...

1.6 Summary of Key Codes and Standards in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

The information in this guide does not replace or change codes such as the BC Building Code, national codes or municipal codes and other regulations. Rather, this guide is designed to complement ...

1.5 Summary of Performance Objectives in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

This section provides a brief overview of the key performance areas that are relevant to mechanical insulation (not specific to system type), and the types of trade-offs that are encountered. 1. ...

1.4 Background in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

A timely opportunity exists in British Columbia to reverse a trend of deteriorating building practice, save millions of dollars per year in energy costs and contribute to provincial climate change ...

1.3 Application in Introduction
Feb 14th 19

Systems Primarily pipes and ducts; however, can also include equipment such as vessels, boilers and heat exchangers. Can include entire HVAC systems, not just mechanical rooms. Buildings Applicable to ...