Figure 1: Cyber-ready key concepts generally recognized as best practices across multiple industry standards. Courtesy: HDR
Building Automation and Controls September 14, 2023

What is the cybersecurity impact on construction, engineering projects?

An explosion of technology in the built environment introduces cybersecurity — and its challenges — to the design and construction industry

By David J. Brearley
Electrical metering tied into the building automation system (BAS) allow operators to review energy consumption in real time.
Office Buildings September 22, 2023

Project Profile: JEA Headquarters

With a focus on sustainability (LEED Gold certification pending), energy efficiency and resiliency, it is the most sustainable building in North Florida

By TLC Engineering for Architecture Inc.
Conveyance systems were installed for a biorubber facility in Mesa, Arizona, for purposes of moving raw material into and through the manufacturing process to finished goods. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Codes and Standards August 3, 2023

Codes and standards drive industrial, manufacturing building design

Building codes and standards aid engineers in designing industrial and manufacturing buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 1: A typical arc flash warning label required by the NEC Section 110. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Arc Flash and Electrical Safety September 19, 2023

Who wins the battle between electrical safety and reliability?

Electrical engineers tasked with designing today’s facilities have to balance providing a code-compliant design that meets the project budget while acknowledging the increasing focus on maintenance safety

By Andrew Schantz
Fire and Life Safety September 15, 2023

Your questions answered: How to select a clean agent suppression system

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Boilers, Chillers September 22, 2023

Your questions answered: Retrofitting systems in existing buildings with boilers

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
The large Sky Factory virtual skylight featured in the Lyngblomsten Care Center’s memory care lounge. Courtesy: Wold Architects & Engineers
Lighting and Lighting Controls September 8, 2023

How to transform well-being in care communities with resident-focused lighting controls

By Holly Nelson and Sitha Chhum, PE
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Motors and Drives September 21, 2023

Back to basics: Control systems, drives and motors

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer

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Consulting-Specifying Engineer is written and peer reviewed by engineers and industry professionals. These engineers design, specify and commission mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), fire/life safety, lighting and controls systems for nonresidential buildings. Consulting-Specifying Engineer covers codes and standards, smart and high-performance buildings and design specifications in a variety of commercial buildings.

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