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
Codes and Standards November 26, 2018

NFPA 110-2016: Design considerations

This article discusses design requirements of NFPA 110 (2016) and how it applies to emergency and standby power systems in mission critical facilities. It also reviews other relevant codes, such as NEC (2017), NFPA 99 (2018), and IBC (2015), and discusses how they complement NFPA 110.

By Firas (Ross) Alkhayri, PE, CEM; AECOM, Columbus, Ohio
Automation, Controls November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Automation, controls and technology

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—automation, controls and technology are evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
System Integration December 4, 2018

Case study: System integration for intelligent buildings

Chicago’s newest intelligent building follows best practices to ensure successful system integration throughout.

By David Clute, cohesionIB, Colorado, and Rick Szcodronski, cohesionIB, California
Automation, Controls December 4, 2018

Video: Cover your BAS: Simple Steps to Address Cybersecurity Concerns in Your Building Automation Systems

This presentation covers common vulnerabilities in BACnet systems and provides common sense approaches to ensure your Building Automation System deployments don't leave a building open to attack.

By Pook-Ping Yao, Optigo Networks
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
Recent Content
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.

Business of Engineering December 11, 2018

Video: Demand Response. Best Practices for Multi-Division, Multi-site Program Implementation

This presentation cites the demand response program administered by New York City which provided up to 75MW of grid relief annually and earned revenue over $22 Million.

By Cx Energy
Electrical December 7, 2018

Power supply series

Available in three single output models; 12, 24, and 48VDC, each unit features 90 to 264VAC input voltage range, no-load power consumption 250K hours per MIL-HDBK-217F at full load/25ºC ambient and weight of 6.4oz.

Lighting December 7, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, November 30-December 6

Finding purpose in a job, reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad, the 2018 salary survey, exploring requirements for fire pump retrofits, and NFPA 110-2016 design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Nov. 30-Dec. 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Business of Engineering December 7, 2018

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: December 7

This week Morrissey Goodale reported five deals in the U.S. and two international deal involving companies from Australia and Canada.

By Morrissey Goodale
Power December 5, 2018

Active harmonic filter

The filter monitors the current signal and compensates for the unwanted elements of the measured current. Thus, the filter ensures a harmonic suppression independently of the number of loads.