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  1. FolderMedia Library 
    1. PageeGuides eGuides are a high-value, branded electronic document distributed through site visitor registration. They are promoted on controleng.com and newsletters to foster brand awareness, promote education, and generate leads. Combines Control Engineering editorial on a core topic with a related whitepaper and optional links to videos and online content distributed in universally readable Adobe PDF format
    2. FoldereGuide: Arc Flash Safety Today, automation control systems are expected to provide greater operational visibility of manufacturing processes throughout the organization, from field sites to the control room, so as to reduce the cost of operations, maximize return, and ensure operator safety. However, manufacturers who try to deploy an integrated industrial network face one unique challenge: their network is more vulnerable in the control room than at field sites. Learn how to extend industrial reliability to control rooms by Downloading this eGuide, Industrial Ethernet: Making it Work for You
    3. PageInnovations from the Industry Innovations from the Industry. As we proudly celebrate our two-year anniversary, we invite you to also celebrate the success stories of these participating manufacturing innovators.
    4. FolderVideos 
      1. FolderVideos 
        1. PageMergers, Aquisitions Activity Among 2012 MEP Giants Video in which Morrissey Goodale reports on M&A activity among 2012 MEP Giants.
        2. PageVideo: Motor efficiency basics, Incremotion Learn about motor efficiencies and trade-offs within motor design, as explained by Dan Jones, president, Incremotion, in a brief tutorial video. Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, and Control Engineering, asks a few questions. 3:02 minutes
  2. FolderIndustry News Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s engineering audience includes executive engineers, who represent building owners on new construction and renovation projects; designers, who engineer high-level MEP systems and operational strategies; specifiers, who research, select, and specify system equipment; and commissioning providers. Because all of these engineering professions work together on almost every new construction or renovation project for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings, Consulting-Specifying Engineer is your strategic choice for getting specified and ultimately procured.
  3. FolderConnect 
    1. FolderEngineering Education Center 
      1. Page2012 NEBB Annual Conference Presentations Professionals and experts from around the country met in April 2012 to discuss Building Systems Commissioning, Building Envelope Testing, Cleanroom Performance Testing, Fume Hood Testing, Retro-Commissioning, Sound and/or Vibration Measurement, and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing of HVAC systems. PDF presentations from the National Environmental Balancing Bureau are available.
      2. PageEducational Videos For this special anniversary meeting, you will hear from some of the nation’s leading experts about the broad range of commissioning services required in today’s environment. It is one of the most informative programs ever presented on Total Building Commissioning.
  4. FolderChannels Consulting-Specifying Engineer offers several technical channels for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers.
    1. FolderAutomation & Controls Building automation describes the functionality provided by the control system of a building. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a distributed control system. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices, designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building. BAS core functionality keeps the building climate within a specified range, provides lighting based on an occupancy schedule, and monitors system performance and device failures and provides email and/or text notifications to building engineering staff. The BAS functionality reduces building energy and maintenance costs when compared to a non-controlled building. A building controlled by a BAS is often referred to as an intelligent building system.
      1. PageAutomation and Control News Building automation describes the functionality provided by the control system of a building. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a distributed control system. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices, designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building. BAS core functionality keeps the building climate within a specified range, provides lighting based on an occupancy schedule, and monitors system performance and device failures and provides email and/or text notifications to building engineering staff. The BAS functionality reduces building energy and maintenance costs when compared to a non-controlled building. A building controlled by a BAS is often referred to as an intelligent building system.
      2. PageVideos Videos about building automation systems. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices, designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building. BAS core functionality keeps the building climate within a specified range, provides lighting based on an occupancy schedule, and monitors system performance and device failures and provides email and/or text notifications to building engineering staff. The BAS functionality reduces building energy and maintenance costs when compared to a non-controlled building. A building controlled by a BAS is often referred to as an intelligent building system.
      3. PageNew Products Building automation and controls products that help to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building. BAS core functionality keeps the building climate within a specified range, provides lighting based on an occupancy schedule, and monitors system performance and device failures and provides email and/or text notifications to building engineering staff. The BAS functionality reduces building energy and maintenance costs when compared to a non-controlled building. A building controlled by a BAS is often referred to as an intelligent building system.
    2. FolderCodes & Standards Updates and news surrounding the constantly evolving building codes and standards for HVAC, fire, electrical, and plumbing systems. A building code, or building control, is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. The main purpose of building codes are to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. The building code becomes law of a particular jurisdiction when formally enacted by the appropriate authority. Building codes are generally intended to be applied by architects and engineers although this is not the case in the UK where Building Control Surveyors act as verifiers both in the public and private sector (Approved Inspectors), but are also used for various purposes by safety inspectors, environmental scientists, real estate developers, contractors and subcontractors, manufacturers of building products and materials, insurance companies, facility managers, tenants, and others.
    3. FolderElectrical Trends, product innovations, and code updates for engineers designing electrical and lighting systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. electrical network is an interconnection of electrical elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, transmission lines, voltage sources, current sources and switches. An electrical circuit is a special type of network, one that has a closed loop giving a return path for the current. Electrical networks that consist only of sources (voltage or current), linear lumped elements (resistors, capacitors, inductors), and linear distributed elements (transmission lines) can be analyzed by algebraic and transform methods to determine DC response, AC response, and transient response.
    4. FolderFire & Life Safety Trends, product innovations, and code updates for engineers designing fire, security, and life-safety systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.
    5. FolderGreen Buildings & Energy Efficiency Updates on the latest in green building technology, applications, case studies, product releases, new literature announcements, and events. Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources, Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity, Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation
    6. FolderHVAC/R Trends, product innovations, and code updates for engineers designing HVAC systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) refers to technology of indoor or automotive environmental comfort. HVAC system design is a major subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Refrigeration is sometimes added to the field's abbreviation as HVAC&R or HVACR, or ventilating is dropped as in HACR (such as the designation of HACR-rated circuit breakers). HVAC is important in the design of medium to large industrial and office buildings such as skyscrapers and in marine environments such as aquariums, where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with temperature and humidity, as well as "fresh air" from outdoors.
    7. FolderLighting Commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals and office buildings have varying lighting requirements based upon the workspace in question. Also, efficiency considerations regarding a new construction versus retrofit situation differ greatly based upon the design scheme. Furthermore, over the past decade, technology that has been promoted as high efficiency is becoming the mainstream. As a result, national, state and regional programs encourage the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies through a multitude of program approaches and measures to attain energy savings.
    8. FolderPlumbing Plumbing Engineers and other engineers including Civil, Facility, Fire Protection, Mechanical, Plant, Senior Project, Specifying, Plumbing Designers, Master Plumbers, Contractors, Inspectors, Government and Regulatory Officials, Code Officials, Builders, Architects, Consultants, and Manufacturers.
    9. FolderPower Power quality, reliability, and solutions for engineers designing systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.
  5. FolderBlogs Join the Consulting-Specifying Engineer blog conversation for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers.
    1. FolderCannon Design Cannon Design’s blog is a place for the many voices of the firm to share thoughts and news related to current projects, industry trends and events across the profession. We seek to share valuable content and offer a glimpse into our practice and its commitment to help solve the greatest problems facing our clients and society
      1. PageAchieving high performance operation with energy alarms I had the opportunity to deliver this presentation along with Christopher Longchamps, Senior Facilities Engineer for Partners Healthcare System Inc. at the annual American Society of Healthcare Engineering conference in San Francisco. I wanted to share it with everyone as I think it's quite informative and offers a good look into the topic of energy and operational performance.
    2. PageInsights on Power Insights on Power is a blog authored by Sam Sciacca, PE.
    3. PageUnderstanding Specifications, Codes, and Standards Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec. He has more than 10 years' experience in consulting engineering, and is the lead author of MasterSpec Electrical, Communications, and Electronic Safety and Security guide specifications. He holds a BSEE from Drexel University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Engineering Management, also at Drexel University.
  6. FolderEvents and Awards Consulting-Specifying Engineer and CFE Media offer several events, awards, and recognition programs. They include: MEP Giants, 40 Under 40, and Product of the Year.
    1. Folder40 Under 40 The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 program recognizes the 40 most talented young engineers supporting the building community and elevates their accomplishments.