The U.S. alone has 32 million motors and about 140,000 critical pump applications. Technologies for control and protection of pumps and motors include contactors, soft starters, and variable frequency drives, offering varying degrees of protection and control. Learn basic attributes of each pump con
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Brian Meacham discusses fire code changes, and what pushes these changes. He discusses egress strategies, many of which are based on recent events. He touches on how green and sustainable codes and standards affect fire and life safety system design. Meacham focuses
Cost and time are an issue for commercial building design engineers. Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Milosh Puchovsky discusses what engineers should consider, and what engineers should decide early on in conjunction with the developer and building owner. Also, consider green/sustainable buildings
Egress is a fascinating topic from a fire protection standpoint, says Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Milosh Puchovsky. Codes and standards are very prescriptive, but engineers need to consider goals and objectives for the building and its occupants. Engineers should consider the impact a building
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Brian Meacham talks about high-rise egress using elevators. He talks about the hurdles engineers and building owners needs to overcome. With the economic growth in the Middle East and Asia, there are more tall buildings. Engineers are adding additional safety featur
Different motor names have evolved for the same motor technology, which can create confusion, even among engineers who work in motion control. A 4-minute Control Engineering tutorial video interview explains.
GSA Schedules, also known as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial vendors to provide government agencies access to over 10 million commercial supplies and services worth more than $40 billion dollars in sales annually.
Anthony Venticinque, manager of the Energy and Sustainability Branch of the GSA--Great Lakes Region, discusses the funding available to GSA, how GSA prioritizes projects, and how GSA will ensure transparency during projects.
Brian Meacham focuses the engineering audience on the main issue: What are you trying to protect? He talks about mission critical facilities, and highly sensitive buildings. He gives examples of recent fires, and how the results of these fires have affected industry and day-to-day life.
Milosh Puchovsky encourages engineers to consider the goals and objectives when designing a fire protection system in a commercial building. Manufacturers of fire protection products also consider the goals of their fire protection products. Finally, the green/sustainable aspects of fire protection
Ms. Armaghani, LEED AP, Assistant Director and Major Project Manager at the University of Florida discuss LEED then, now and beyond, UF LEED buildings Performance report, Existing buildings, and Commissioning.
In this panel, three lighting designers discuss the following items, scheduling, predictable, unpredictable, intelligent load shedding, daylight harvesting, task tuning, lumen maintenance, predictive maintenance.
System integration testing ensures that interfaces between systems are functioning properly, such as verifying proper function of the complete HVAC system as it goes from normal power to emergency and back. NFPA requirements for smoke control testing are another example of integrated system testing.
A fundamental objective of any biosafety program is the containment of potentially harmful biological agents. The term "containment" is used in describing safe methods, facilities and equipment for managing infectious materials in the laboratory environment where they are being handled or maintained
Discover how the commissioning process is applied to building envelopes using the exterior enclosure technical requirements of NIBS Guideline 3-2006 in conjunction with ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005. This introduction will review fundamentals of building enclosure design and offer insight into commissioni
This presentation will discuss the California Commissioning Collaborative’s guideline for verifying savings in EBCx projects, which informs commissioning service providers on how to design such an M&V program, including the approach, data requirements, calculation methodology, and integration into e
Craig Sieben is founder and CEO of Sieben Energy Associates. He is a leading expert on energy efficiency and has been a pioneer in the rapidly growing field of professional energy management for over two decades. He speaks often on what he calls the “second Saudi Arabia” waiting to be tapped in Amer
Integrating machine and motion control saves time and money in machine design, according to Dan Throne, Bosch Rexroth industry sector manager for food packaging and printing industries. See a 2:33 minute video.
CFE Media’s Jim Langhenry sat down with OPUS Dean of Engineering Dr. Robert Bishop to discuss the current state of engineering education at Marquette University. Dr. Bishop and Langhenry discussed the importance of the new engineering facility and how it will be used, the definition of discovery lea