Monthly Archives: March 2012

Forward Thinking Historical Designers & Engineers

Belfast in Ireland is not one of the warmest places in the world, so the fact that the worlds first air conditioning system was installed there is somewhat unusual. The Royal Victoria Hospital was the recipient of this ground breaking innovation in1906, which functioned using the Plenum Chamber. Plenum technology is also implemented in the construction of hovercraft, steam engines and certain musical organs. Despite the mild climate, the hospital designers and builders may perhaps […]