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The Coastal Carolina University Student Housing project involved 333,100 sq ft of facility, accommodating a total of 1,270 beds in a series of stand-alone buildings. Courtesy: RMF Engineering

Tips to design multifamily and mixed-use buildings: Codes and standards

Multifamily dwellings and mixed-use buildings are becoming more prevalent. Learn about codes and... » more

Check into hotel, motel, resort high-tech designs: automation and controls and codes and standards

Hotels, motels, and resorts accommodate thousands of people. Here, engineers explain just how... » more

Analyzing data centers: codes and standards

Data is the lifeblood of any business or organization—which makes a data center a facility’s... » more

Making the grade with K-12 projects: codes and standards

With state-of-the-art learning facilities, sustainability concerns, and modern design, K-12 schools... » more

Work at Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis., transformed an existing 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing building into a new corporate office space for more than 1,650 employees. The building’s open concept features modular cube-type workstations, c

Engineering flexible office buildings: automation and controls/codes and standards

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities... » more

Operating on medical and hospital projects: codes and standards

Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique... » more

Figure 1: Side-stream configuration of both the heat-recovery chiller and condensing water boilers maximizes the efficiency potential of both systems.

How to design high-efficiency hot-water systems for hospitals

Boilers for heating and domestic hot-water systems are used in many hospitals and health care... » more

The Coastal Carolina University Student Housing project involved 333,100 sq ft of facility, accommodating a total of 1,270 beds in a series of stand-alone buildings. Courtesy: RMF Engineering Work at Kohl’s Innovation Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis., transformed an existing 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing building into a new corporate office space for more than 1,650 employees. The building’s open concept features modular cube-type workstations, c Figure 1: Side-stream configuration of both the heat-recovery chiller and condensing water boilers maximizes the efficiency potential of both systems.

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Webcast: Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

Fire detection and notification systems are specified for the safety of the building’s occupants in the event of a fire. Fire and life safety systems need to be specified, installed, commissioned, and maintained, depending on...

Webcast: Harmonics and Variable Frequency Drives: VFD, THD and IEEE

This session explores the truth about voltage harmonics, and its impact upon critical processes. On Sept. 12, the presenter will explore the sources of harmonics, IEEE 519 recommendations for harmonics distortion and how to...

Webcast: Design and installation considerations for generator sets

Smart buildings are becoming more common and are complicating today’s spec. Further complicating the modern spec is the lack of a coherent approach around making often disparate systems interoperate and last into an unknown...

Webcast: Lighting: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in using light-emitting diode (LED) systems for their lighting systems because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Good lighting enhances building design,...

Webcast: Relays: They’re not just for medium-voltage anymore

This webcast on July 13, 2017, will cover a quick review of the most popular relay functions being employed today and what factors are present in the marketplace today that are driving applications at the low-voltage level. We...

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Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is changing from a profession that enjoys legal protection to a profession that enjoys legal protection and also needs to comply with the law in a manner that i

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