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Building Automation and Controls January 26, 2024

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed automation, controls articles in 2023

Read the best articles about BACnet, health care, HVAC systems and more.

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Open work spaces like this one are easily adaptable in the age of hybrid work environments. Courtesy: HDR
Office Buildings February 21, 2024

Fire and life safety design considerations for office buildings

Understand the unique design considerations within office buildings

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Codes and Standards February 8, 2024

Engineer HVAC systems with ASHRAE 241 in mind

ASHRAE 241 instructs mechanical engineers about how keep infectious aerosols minimized

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Figure 3: Exterior diesel generator with base-mounted fuel tank. Courtesy: Design Group Facility Solutions
Electrical and Power January 31, 2024

Do you know the vital requirements for standby power?

The ability to provide power to a building or load when utility power is lost can be a critical need for a facility to support vital operations or building and occupant safety

By Erika L. Bolger
Figure 4: Where smoke partitions are required, extending the smoke partition walls to the underside of the deck can allow removal of ceilings to create a more open area with a more industrial aesthetic. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Fire and Life Safety February 14, 2024

Understanding compartmentation as a passive fire safety technique

By Maddy Doyle and April Musser
To help eliminate excess leakage of contaminated air, taping air handling unit (AHU) filter edges to prevent as much outside air (OA) leakage as possible helps ensure that all that air is passing over filter media to capture as much as possible that's at a building level. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Air Quality February 22, 2024

From MERV to UV: Mastering building health with ASHRAE’s latest guidelines

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Lighting and Lighting Controls January 4, 2024

Lighting: How codes, guidelines affect lighting design

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 5: Before motors were replaced at a large Texas regional water supplier. Courtesy: Lockwood Andrews & Newnam Inc.
Motors and Drives January 24, 2024

Case study: Motors replaced at potable water plant

By Jeff Thomas

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