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
Fire, Life Safety November 19, 2018

Critical factors when designing fire suppression systems

Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.

By RTM Associates
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
Fire, Life Safety November 28, 2018

Exploring the requirements for fire pump retrofits

Identifying the impacts of retrofitting a fire pump into existing buildings and being code-compliant are challenging when working with existing buildings.

By Andrew J. Taggart, PE; Julie E. Brown, PE
Recent Content
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
Commissioning 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.

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
Automation, Controls December 3, 2018

Touch panel and web interface

Desigo Control Point is an end user focused operating and monitoring interface that is accessible on a touch panel, desktop, tablet or smart phone.