Awards April 11, 2019

2019 Product of the Year Finalists

Vote for this year’s best products! Who will win gold in 2019? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 15th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes at

By Amanda Pelliccione
Energy Efficiency April 11, 2019

Building Energy Modeling: Present state and progress

Research shows that we need more modeling to replace design rules of thumb ensuring that occupants are comfortable, healthy, and productive.

By Sagar Rao, LEED AP GA
HVAC April 10, 2019

April e-zine

Consulting-Specifying Engineer has an e-magazine where you can read, search, share and download articles. In this edition, learn about VRF system design, networked wireless lighting, data center trends, BIM design tips and fire sprinkler systems. Special section: 2019 Product of the Year finalists – vote for the winners!

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
HVAC April 16, 2019

Resilience in HVAC Design

In California, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) strives to anticipate future heating and cooling needs for its nine campuses through the HVAC projects it has recently pursued.

By Eric Nyenhuis
Automation, Controls April 17, 2019

Building safety – on all levels

Building engineers must keep cybersecurity top-of-mind when specifying products and setting up building automation and control systems.

By Amara Rozgus
Fire, Life Safety April 18, 2019

Sprinkler installations and obstructions

Sprinkler protection is an essential component of building fire and life safety. Sprinkler fire suppression systems are required to be installed with an understanding of the applicable standards and proper coordination among other building services throughout a project lifecycle.

By Roy Savio Fernandes, SFPE, Jensen Hughes, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Recent Content
Educational April 18, 2019

Future of Schools

Schools must prepare students with the knowledge, skills and adaptability for unknown jobs and technology that has not yet been invented.

By Arup
Electrical April 18, 2019

Cable management clip

The clip can support up to 24 cables, and is ideal for handling larger, heavier cable such as Category 6A.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Types April 17, 2019

Comfort that contributes to the bottom line

Airports across the country are struggling to increase revenue and find funding for these projects.

By James Dietz
Business of Engineering April 16, 2019

Hear from an engineer: What does the future have in store

In honor of Engineers Week, we asked several professionals around the country to share a piece of advice with the next generation of engineers and pick out what future engineering technology they are most excited for.

By Rachel Vandenberg, Rafal Wojcik, Sam Franzen, Kevin Wood, Sean O’Connell, Peter Garvey, and Kevin Marley
Electrical April 16, 2019

Surge protector device

Especially suited for protecting equipment in security, access control, alarm, and video systems, this SPD addresses overvoltage transients with a gas discharge tube (GDTs) and silicon avalanche diodes (SADs).

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Labs, Research April 15, 2019

Case study: Lab project uses both VDC, BIM

Still in the design phase, this confidential client is using virtual design and construction and building information modeling to execute a lab. 

By Daniel Fagan, PE, CPD, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Chicago
HVAC April 15, 2019

Keeping it cool: How biopharma facilities can use an old technology in a new way

When it comes to cooling pharmaceutical facilities and their processes, we don’t necessarily need the most modern refrigeration technology.

By Gerry Williams, PE, LEED AP, CxA