John Gross, PE, ATD; Principal/Mechanical Engineering Director, Page, Houston Friday 07.21.2017

Integrating teams for success

Integrate the architectural and engineering teams for project success.

By Sam Awabdeh, PE, Peter Basso Associates, Troy, Mich. Thursday 07.20.2017

Replacing an EPSS at a hospital 

A health care facility requires an emergency power supply system (EPSS). Its replacement must be carefully planned to re... read more

Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, LEED AP, BEMP; exp, Chicago Wednesday 07.19.2017

ASHRAE’s new energy standard for data centers 

ASHRAE Standard 90.4 is a flexible, performance-based energy standard that goes beyond current ASHRAE 90.1 methodology.

Amanda Pelliccione, Consulting-Specifying Engineer Tuesday 07.18.2017

Lighting in government/military facilities

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer2017 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study indicated that 45% of engineers specify, des... read more

Chris Vavra Monday 07.17.2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, July 10-16: Grounded and ungrounded power, efficient transformers, integrating BAS and controls, more

Articles about grounded and ungrounded power, efficient transformers, integrating BAS and controls, high-performance bui... read more

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