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Commissioning control systems for MCFs
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Controls success starts in design with clear requirements, and ends with thorough testing and complete turnover. Here are eight steps to follow.Read More

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Focus on data centers: Codes and standards
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Designing efficient and effective data centers and mission critical facilities is a top priority for consulting engineers. Engineers share suggestions and feedback on data center codes and standards.Read More

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Listed, labeled, and defined in the National Electrical Code
Listed, labeled, and defined in the National Electrical Code

What exactly does "listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70" mean?Read More

The proper amount of specificity
The proper amount of specificity

What is the appropriate level of detail for a specification?Read More

Soft and hard metric conversions
Soft and hard metric conversions

"Soft metric" is not a mix of imperial and metric measurements, and the Dept. of Defense does not... Read More

Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards
Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards

Every engineer needs a benchmark. In specifying, that's a reference standard.Read More

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