Benefits of the modern control system. Courtesy: HDR
Building Automation and Controls July 12, 2024

Top five Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: July 5-11

Top Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles this week covered topics including control system replacements, generators for mission critical facilities and EV charging stations.

By Anna Steingruber
Courtesy: Brett Sayles, CFE Media and Technology
Commissioning July 22, 2024

10 ways AE workers can maximize vacation time

Morrissey Goodale offers 10 tips for AE workers for making the most of their vacation time this summer.

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

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed codes and standards articles in 2024

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

By Tyler Wall
Charger installation per Americans With Disabilities Act requirements. Courtesy: SmithGroup
Electrical and Power July 19, 2024

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer content: July 12-18, 2024

Top CSE articles this week covered topics including EV service equipment, fire protection standpipes and control system replacements

By Anna Steingruber
Standpipe with a hose valve, control valve, flow switch, pressure gauge and inspector's test. A main drain is also routed alongside the standpipe. Courtesy: McClure Engineering
Fire and Life Safety July 11, 2024

Deciphering the codes for fire protection standpipes

By Leslie Cowger, PE
Figure 4: The University of Wisconsin Charter Street Heating Plant is based off a “thermal concentrated” combined heat and power design. Courtesy: PEC – A Zero6 Energy Company
HVAC/R and Mechanical July 18, 2024

Considerations for successful planning and design of CHP systems

By Jason Gerke, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C and Anthony Chmielewski
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
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated
Made in America July 18, 2024

Increasing nearshoring agility through technology, collaboration

By Frank Kenney
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

By Jeff Thomas

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