Building Automation and Controls May 13, 2024

2024 40 Under 40: Amar Maniar, PE, CEng, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, 39

Principal/Senior Engineering Operations Manager, STV; BS, Drexel University

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Courtesy: Syska Hennessy
Office Buildings May 29, 2024

Innovative modular electrical design in new workspaces

BlackRock and Syska Hennessy implemented a range of electrical strategies, including a high-efficiency lighting system, standby generators and modular underfloor power distribution.

By Robert Ioanna and Barry Novick
Figure 1: The 2024 edition of NFPA 101 has updated requirements for interior exit discharge. Courtesy: NFPA
Codes and Standards March 28, 2024

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed codes and standards articles in 2024

Read the best codes and standards articles about NFPA 101, ASHRAE, health care standards and more.

By Tyler Wall
Emergency, Standby, Backup May 24, 2024

Your questions answered: How can medium-voltage applications benefit power control systems?

When specifying switchgear, electrical engineers must understand the nuances of applying them to medium-voltage electrical systems. A May 1 webcast on the topic helped answer some key questions.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Pilot-operated pressure-reducing valves for an automatic sprinkler system. Courtesy: Mobley Fire Protection Engineering LLC
Fire and Life Safety May 28, 2024

Learn to specify pressure-regulating devices in water-based fire protection

By Tyler Mobley, PE
Figure 1: According to respondents of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer HVAC & Mechanical Systems: Rooftop Units (RTUs) research study, the 2022 edition of ASHRAE 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is the most commonly used. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer
HVAC/R and Mechanical May 29, 2024

Report shows opportunities and challenges in RTU market

By Amara Rozgus
Sofitel Rome chose custom Lutron Palladiom keypads embedded into the bed’s headboard so guests can turn all lights off without getting up. Matched to the headboard’s cream leather, the keypads disappear into the room design. Courtesy: J-Ph Nuel-Gilles Trillard, Lutron
Lighting and Lighting Controls May 16, 2024

Lighting control for luxury hospitality: A guide for electrical engineers

By Ana Maria Huertas Iragorri
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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