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First LEED Platinum-certified Montessori School in Illinois

In partnership with Chiaravalle Montessori School and Bulley & Andrews, CannonDesign is pleased to... » more

Virtual reality and its role in architecture

On March 24th, I gave a presentation on real-time rendering and virtual reality (VR) at Midwest... » more

Lighting: LED codes and standards

Good lighting enhances building design, conserves energy, and increases productivity, safety,... » more

Arup Thoughts: Smarter electricity in developing nations

It is revealing that rich nations have progressed slowly in the implementation of smart electricity... » more

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: May 20

This week Morrissey Goodale reported two deals in the United States and two international deals... » more

Arup Thoughts: Modelling the economy—7see and low-carbon scenarios

Today, 86% of the power generated in the U.K. is derived from burning fossil fuels, so meeting the... » more

BIM for universities: Three reasons to use it

Using building information modeling for effective and efficient project delivery is not a new idea.... » more

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Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

Register for this webcast on May 24, 2016. With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many.

Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many. With technological improvements to variable frequency drives...

Your questions answered: How to Size a Centrifugal Pump Driver

Kevin Anderson, senior technical training specialist at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Olathe, Kan., tackled unanswered questions from the April 12, 2016, webcast on sizing centrifugal pump drivers. » more

Critical power webcast: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a backup system for a...

Webcast: How to size a pump driver

Register for this April 12 event to learn that proper sizing of the horsepower rating of an electric motor or other driver is absolutely critical to the proper functioning of a pumping system.

2013 Electrical & Power Study

This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

Collaborating Against Counterfeit Electrical Products

Specifying engineers tasked to spec out electrical...

Several strategies give specifying engineers the opportunity to... » more

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2012 Lighting Research Study

2015 Electrical and Power Study: Seven key findings...

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer... » more

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In what way is your firm most challenged by working with younger engineers? Select one.
Poor communication skills
Lack of initial training or education
Not enough new hires
No mentoring program
Challenges with conflict resolution
Retaining good employees
Work ethic
Not enough real-world experience
No training program


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