Educational March 18, 2019

Consulting-Specifying Engineer March E-magazine

Read, search, download, and share the digital edition of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. Topics this month include: daylighting design details, emergency illumination, electrical systems, data center air handling units, NFPA 72-2019, and K-12 schools. Read it on your computer or tablet now.

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Educational March 22, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them.

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HVAC March 18, 2019

Designing data center air handling and conditioning systems

Strategies for implementing new air handling systems, including specific performance criteria, energy use targets, climate and heat recovery are among the many topics to be addressed during the conceptual engineering and design process.

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP; DNV GL, Oak Brook, Ill.
Commissioning March 14, 2019

Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning

The need for testing and commissioning electrical equipment and systems varies by project, client, system, and building codes.

By Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP, SmithGroup, Chicago 
Codes and Standards March 21, 2019

What’s new in NFPA 72?

The 2019 update of NFPA 72 provides fire protection engineers, along with other engineering professionals, improved mass notification and emergency communication guidelines.

By Matthew Zega, PE, RTM Engineering Consultants, Chicago
Recent Content
Codes and Standards March 22, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 15-21

Mistakes to avoid with USP 797 and USP 800, AHUs in HVAC design, optimized heating with low-grade waste-heat recovery, data center AHU and conditioning design, and strategies to deal with turbulent times in the engineering industry were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 15-21. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Business of Engineering March 22, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: March 22

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

By Morrissey Goodale
Labs, Research March 22, 2019

The Scientific Method at Work: Designing Labs for Productivity

Not all labs are created equal. Why do some research facilities produce more patents?

By Dave Miller
Lighting March 21, 2019

Linear luminaires

The MODx Perimeter can be flush, or regression mounted at 2", 3" or 4" deep with a Narrow lens for a “wall graze” effect with target uniformity to highlight texture or a point of emphasis, a first for any product in the MODx family.

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Research March 20, 2019

2018 Lighting & Lighting Controls Study

Lighting in hospitals, health care facilities

By Amanda Pelliccione
Hospitals March 19, 2019

Three Exciting Features of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Surgical Tower and ED

The opening of the new 340,000-sf surgical tower and ED is a transformational moment for MSMC as it equips them to enhance the care they bring to their patients and community for generations.

By Natalie Petzoldt and James Gordon
HVAC March 19, 2019

Outdoor air systems

Pre-engineered rooftop ventilator models RV-110 and RVE-180 with energy recovery offer capacities up to 18,000 cfm, up to 70 tons of packaged cooling and 1200 mbh indirect gas-fired heating.

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