Indiana University Auxiliary Library
CHALLENGE: The Indiana Auxiliary Library houses up to $1 billion worth of artifacts, including a Gutenberg Bible, valued at $10 million. Upgrading air handling for the library was paramount to ensuring these valuable pieces of history were preserved for generations to come.
On site in Saudi Arabia
How Air Enterprises is providing air handling solutions for the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is designed to take your breath away. Once completed in 2015, the sprawling complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, will contain a document archive, library, learning center, art and history museum, and performing arts facility, among other features.
The total space will cover square footage equal to 10 soccer fields. The 217 miles of stainless steel architectural tubing on the facility, if laid end to end, would nearly cover the distance from Dhahran to the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. And every square foot of the facility needs ventilation — in some cases, starkly different forms of ventilation and air quality controls from section to section. That was the challenge facing Air Enterprises when it joined the project.