Chris Vavra Monday 07.28.2014

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 21-27: Smoke control systems, female engineers, NFPA 99-2012, more

Articles about smoke control system testing, top five things female engineers should know, NFPA 99-2012 changes, power f... read more

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Monday 07.28.2014

The challenge: Tall and super-tall buildings

High-rise buildings aren’t just big—for engineers, they present big challenges. Multi-story structures can contain a bro... read more

Stefan De Wit, Cummins Power Generation Friday 07.25.2014

Gas-fueled CHP delivers heat, CO2 for greenhouses

Combined heat and power systems can be efficient and effective in greenhouses.

Ruairi M. Barnwell and Premnath Sundharam, DLR Group, Chicago Wednesday 07.23.2014

Lowering energy use, elevating building performance

Net-zero energy buildings can be achieved with smart building design. Here are tips on how to design a high-performance ... read more

Seabright McCabe, SWE Contributor Tuesday 07.22.2014

Building skills with social media, webinars, and blogs

Typically associated with personal and recreational activity, social media has a pivotal role to play in career developm... read more

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