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BIM and fire protection engineering
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By including all life safety systems in the BIM rendering, engineers improve the building’s model as a whole.Read More

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Energy codes and lighting design
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Engineers have many resources when designing energy-efficient lighting in nonresidential buildings. Lighting designers do not have to sacrifice quality or reduce lighting levels just to meet energy... Read More

Key nonstructural changes to 2012 IBC
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Learn about the significant nonstructural changes to the 2012 International Building Code that typically impact consulting and specifying engineers.Read More

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Sports, entertainment venues need engineering athleticism
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Sports arenas and entertainment facilities involve complex engineering solutions. Five consulting engineers offer advice to get results worth cheering about. Read More

Integration: Lighting and HVAC systems
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By using building energy modeling software, engineers can determine how to size HVAC systems to balance the heat given off by lighting systems, particularly energy-efficient lighting fixtures.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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