November 13, 2018

Salaries fall slightly, job outlook remains high

Job satisfaction is high, and employees are generally positive. Compare your salary and company structure to find out where you stand against others in your field.

By Amara Rozgus
November 13, 2018

7 ways to use drones in building design, construction and maintenance

Drone technology is helping redefine the way we design, construct and maintain buildings.

By Peter Wu
November 12, 2018

Planning for power outages

As part of its mission to help New York communities become more resilient to storm damage and the growing impacts of climate change, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) partnered with the City and Town of Amsterdam and local volunteers to develop a New York Rising Community Reconstruction Plan for the two municipalities.

By Shahidul Joarder
Recent Content
Commissioning November 21, 2018

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: November 21

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the U.S. and one international deal involving companies from the United Kingdom and Australia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Plumbing, Pumping November 20, 2018

Seven ways MEP engineering helps reduce a building’s water consumption

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering for water conservation needs to be considered for bathrooms, landscaping, and heating and cooling to reduce a building's overall footprint.

By Peter Basso Associates
Suppression Systems November 19, 2018

Critical factors when designing fire suppression systems

Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.

By RTM Associates
Commissioning November 16, 2018

10 reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad

To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Project Management November 16, 2018

Common goals of an OPR statement

By understanding the owner’s project requirements (OPR), the electrical engineer can write an OPR that serves the owner and project.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Codes and Standards November 16, 2018

The role of NFPA 110 and its interaction with other codes

The coordination of requirements for emergency and standby power systems between different code publications has improved over recent years, but variations still exist that can cause confusion. It is important for engineers to review all the applicable codes and standards to develop a full picture of the requirements for standby systems. While NFPA 110-2019: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems defines system levels, types, and classifications, it does not determine what situations will require any given level, type, or class. Design engineers must coordinate the requirements of NFPA 110 with other sections of the NFPA, International Building Code, Facility Guidelines Institute, and other authority having jurisdiction requirements as applicable.

By Jared Mason, PE, PMP; WSP USA, Phoenix
Webcast

Curbing VFD Harmonics in HVAC Applications

December 14, 2018
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