Building Automation and Controls May 13, 2024

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

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Transforming the past for a sustainable future: This retro-commissioned roof combines historic charm with modern efficiency. Courtesy: Cornerstone Commissioning
Commissioning June 20, 2024

Here are the five key steps to successful building retro-commissioning

Learn the five core steps to retro-commissioning an existing building

By Daniel Fraiser, PE, CCP
Figure 1: The 2024 edition of NFPA 101 has updated requirements for interior exit discharge. Courtesy: NFPA
Codes and Standards March 28, 2024

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

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Electrical and Power June 11, 2024

Tips and tricks for switchgear and switchboards system design

In an upcoming June 25 webcast, learn how switchgear and switchboards are common in electrical distribution equipment and why it's important engineers understand their specific applications, limitations and requirements.

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Pilot-operated pressure-reducing valves for an automatic sprinkler system. Courtesy: Mobley Fire Protection Engineering LLC
Fire and Life Safety June 14, 2024

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By Anna Steingruber
Polypropylene random copolymer with modified crystallinity and temperature resistance (PP-RCT) is the newest generation of polymer piping materials manufactured to provide greater durability and long-lasting service for domestic water and hydronic heating and cooling applications. Courtesy: Uponor
Plumbing, Pumping and Pumps June 17, 2024

Answers to the top questions engineers are asking about PP-RCT

By Kim Bliss
An example of a listed ELCD. The scale of the device and threaded hub permits straightforward installation into a standard one-half inch knockout. Courtesy: HDR, Inc.
Lighting and Lighting Controls June 19, 2024

How to specify emergency lighting controls under new standards

By Eric Rushenberg
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

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