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HVAC: Clearing the Air

SEE THE LIGHT: Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation units are popular retrofits because they are cost-effective and relatively easy to deploy. (Courtesy Mathias Environmental) There’s still time to find a post-COVID air-quality solution for your venue that will fit your budget, experts say  Air systems at venues have been an especially keen focus of facility operators since the coronavirus pandemic struck, and with good reason. The latest information coming from researchers reinforces what many already believed: The threat of infection is greatest through the air, especially in closed spaces dense with people.  Existing venues large and small have increased the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings and air exchange rates of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, added virus-zapping ultraviolet germicidal irradiation treatment and even used portable high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in office spaces to mitigate the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. New […]

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Stadium Managers Get Gomez’s Diamond View

BALLS AND STRIKES: ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, whose son is a minor leaguer, weighed in on potential contraction. (Courtesy SMA) Longtime reporter shares thoughts on computer umpires and paring minor league teams, but not his Hall of Fame ballot The electronic strike zone is coming to Major League Baseball, but whether that’s a good thing for the game is up for debate, according to ESPN broadcaster Pedro Gomez.  Gomez, a longtime baseball reporter, was keynote speaker for the recent Stadium Managers Association seminar in Phoenix. Gomez, a local resident, told some humorous stories tied to his 30 years working for newspapers and TV networks, followed by a Q&A session. Among the highlights: The calling of balls and strikes by computer is inevitable in MLB. “Be careful what you wish for,” Gomez said. “I don’t know that it’s necessarily going to be the greatest thing. We’ve already seen managers have the arguing […]

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