Electrical Systems December 14, 2018

Data center co-location electrical system design

Co-location data centers lease space for IT equipment, power, cooling, and bandwidth. In addition to being cost-efficient, one of the most important obligations of the co-location owner is to provide continuous high-quality electrical power.

By Kenneth Kutsmeda, PE, LEED AP, Jacobs, Philadelphia
Business of Engineering December 10, 2018

A tax on boots

Do you need new steel-toed boots for the jobsite or the manufacturing floor? How much will they cost?

By Amara Rozgus
Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

Case study: Medical center notification system update

This example will share the fire alarm notification system design approach and construction challenges and resulting solutions at a medical center.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Events and Awards December 3, 2018

2019 40 Under 40 nominations open

The 2019 40 Under 40 program is now open for nominations. Submit your nomination by Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Business of Engineering December 14, 2018

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: December 14

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

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Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

How to design fire alarm notification systems

This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Electrical, Power December 12, 2018

Case study: Expanding transformers

At a plant-cultivation facility, the engineering team calculated what type of electrical distribution system was needed.

By Stephen Berta, EI, and Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, NV5, Las Vegas
Electrical, Power December 12, 2018

Selecting, sizing transformers in nonresidential buildings

Transformers are a critical piece of any electrical infrastructure. Knowing how to properly size and select these transformers will allow the building to function with minimal interruptions.

By Stephen Berta, EI, and Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, NV5, Las Vegas
HVAC December 12, 2018

High volume low speed ceiling fan

The Model DS direct drive, high volume low speed (HVLS) ceiling fans feature an optimized airfoil design for maximum efficiency and coverage area.

Electrical December 12, 2018

Engine start monitoring system

If a control circuit is opened or shorted, the engine automatically starts and an alarm relay activates indicators at the generator and any remote annunciators.