“Internal Pressures in High Rise Buildings: Mechanisms, Impacts, Mitigation and Opportunities”
Various physical forces influence the internal air pressures in high rise buildings. Differences in internal pressure in turn affect occupant comfort, energy use, smoke control and other aspects of building performance. This seminar will examine the state of the art of understanding of the phenomena that cause differential pressures. Although focus will be on tall buildings, much of what will be reviewed is applicable in varying degrees to mid-rise and low-rise buildings as well.
This one-half day seminar will cover the state of the knowledge of four distinct and critical questions: 1) what are the causes of differential internal air pressure in a high-rise; 2) what are the effects and impact on building performance; 3) what are some passive and active methods of mitigation; and 4) are there opportunities that differential pressure present in enhancing building performance.
Presentations will be by individuals with exceptional knowledge of these issues, and will be available to respond to questions from seminar attendees