Boilers, Chillers June 11, 2019

Specifying chillers for a variable-primary plant conversion

A hospital central utility plant was converted from primary-secondary to variable-primary pumping. The expansion and renovation project considerations were made to specify a chiller for such applications.

By Tucker Matthews, PE, and Tom Bartlett, PE, WSP, Richmond, Virginia
Codes and Standards June 10, 2019

How to use IgCC and Standard 189.1

The 2018 edition of the International Green Construction Code unifies several energy-efficiency and green building codes and standards.

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP; DNV GL, Oak Brook, Ill.
Hospitals June 12, 2019

First active chilled beams in acute care patient rooms

With a 60-year history of excellence in patient care, Cone Health naturally prioritized occupant safety and comfort while reducing energy costs for its new 240,644 square foot North Tower.

By Affiliated Engineers
Energy Efficiency June 12, 2019

The new norm of energy efficiency

Energy-efficient buildings and products are becoming the norm rather than the exception.

By Amara Rozgus
Specialty Buildings June 14, 2019

Three engineering trends shaping the hospitality market

When approaching projects within the hospitality industry, engineering consultants must weigh the wants and needs of many different stakeholders

By RTM Associates
Recent Content
Electrical June 14, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 7 to June 13

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: electrical system design and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, understanding GFCI nuisances and arc flash hazards.

By McKenzie Burns
Business of Engineering June 14, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: June 14

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the U.S. involving companies from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Arizona, and West Virginia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Project Management June 14, 2019

A life cycle approach to prevention through design

A technical report published in 2018 details a “life cycle” approach to PtD in construction to include all “stakeholders” including those who eventually occupy the building.

By Mike McCullion
Business of Engineering June 13, 2019

CFE Media and Technology launches updated version of the New Products for Engineers Database

The New Products for Engineers Database is a unique SaaS platform that provides valuable services to engineering users who are interested in discovering new products, and vendors who would like to promote their new products to engineers.

By CFE Media
Sustainability June 13, 2019

Sustainability, modeling with Brian Stern, Building Energy Analyst

As Los Angeles’ climate is primarily cooling-driven—with a lot of bright, sunny days—reducing solar loads on the building as much as possible can make a major difference on energy efficiency.

By Brian Stern, Building Energy Analyst
Hospitals June 13, 2019

Demystifying the Translational Workplace: Six Strategies for Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

The 21st century has seen remarkable healthcare breakthroughs. These advances are largely driven by the speed at which organizations can translate scientific discoveries to applications that benefit patients and communities.

By Abigail Clary and Chris Lambert
Educational June 11, 2019

Integrated active learning: Transforming healthcare education

The OSU Allied Health Building and the Tandy Medical Academic Building showcase the latest programming in integrated active learning for science-based environments

By Jonathan Crump