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Updates to ASHRAE 90.1
Updates to ASHRAE 90.1

An update of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 looks at building envelope, HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and elevators and escalators. The bulk of the article will focus on the 2013 edition, with a look at 2016 addenda that are already approved. Read More

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Specifying electrical, power systems for office buildings
Specifying electrical, power systems for office buildings

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Electrical and Power Study indicates that 63% of respondents specify, design, or make product selections for office buildingsā€”and 82% of these engineers... Read More

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation affects your job?
Have you ever thought about how federal legislation affects your job?

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... Read More

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Designing with NFPA 101-2015
Designing with NFPA 101-2015

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code dictates a great deal for all building types, including egress, features of fire protection, sprinkler systems, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, and special... Read More

Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Detection, notification, and suppression
Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Detection, notification, and suppression

Both active and passive fire protection systems are specified to ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants in case of a fire. Engineers should be aware of the contents and intent of the... Read More

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2016 Fire and Life Safety Study: Seven key findings
Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the fire and life safety industry:

  • Building structures

  • Systems specified

  • Systems value

  • Challenges

  • Disciplines

  • Design factors

  • Experience


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