Building Types - Mission Critical

Fire suppression system

The Vortex 500 Fire Suppression System uses water and nitrogen to cool hazard areas in information... » more

Commissioning electrical and power systems

Essential/standby power equipment and system components are some of the most critical electrical... » more

Using eco mode in UPS systems

Saving energy is the ultimate goal when implementing UPS eco mode. » more

NFPA 99: Health care facilities code overview

Here’s a basic overview of the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, along with a review of the information... » more

Know the intent, changes of NFPA 99-2012

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code was completely overhauled and rewritten from the 2005 edition... » more

Exploring dc power distribution alternatives

Engineers should know when and where the use of dc power distribution is appropriate, and when it... » more

dc power distribution recommended practices

Use these three tips to ensure a direct current (dc) power distribution project is successful.  » more

Arup Thoughts: The world’s railways need more capacity

How advanced signaling technology will play an essential role if the world increases its railway... » more

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Webcasts

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Critical power webcast: Transfer switches in switchgear

When an interruption of electrical power occurs, an automatic transfer switch shifts loads between utility and generator power. During these transitions, transfer switch timing and sequence is critical to ensure proper system...

Webcast: How will you meet new code requirements for arc reduction?

Arc flash incidents occur all too often and impact many lives; the remnants of the event may last forever. To address the problem in the industry we turn to codes and standards. Register for this webcast event to learn more.

Electrical systems webcast: Designing electrical rooms

Electrical rooms provide safe and secure spaces for the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. While electrical equipment types and ratings can have significant impacts on electrical room requirements, distributing...

Critical Power Webcast: NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and...

Webcast: HVAC for Data Centers

When developing data center energy-use estimations, engineers must account for all sources of energy use in the facility. Attend this 1-hour webcast to learn about HVAC in data centers.

Newswatch: Data Centers

This specialty newsletter focuses on data centers and mission critical facilities, including electrical/power, HVAC, fire suppression, and other engineering topics.

Cannon Design Blog

Toledo courthouse receives 2014 GSA Design Award

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the U.S.... » more

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Videos

Video: Business management for decision makers

What do engineering managers need to create... » more

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