Automation, Controls January 30, 2023

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed automation and controls articles in 2023

Read the best articles about automation and controls including building automation and HVAC systems, using AI in building systems and more.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Dewberry
Codes and Standards January 31, 2023

Back to basics: Medical gas storage under NFPA 99

This covers the basics of medical gas storage and the requirements for health care spaces detailed in NFPA 99

By Nick Waters, PE, CHFM, CHC, Dewberry, Charlotte, North Carolina; and Hailey Stewart-Hofer, EI, ASSE 6060, Dewberry, Raleigh, North Carolina
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Electrical November 11, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: November 4- November 10, 2022

The most viewed content from the past week covered switchgear, construction, ESG, EV charging, and more.

By Tyler Wall
Figure 2: Basic piping diagram for a typical chilled water/condenser water system. Courtesy: Certus Consulting Engineers
HVAC January 20, 2023

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: January 13-19, 2023

The most viewed content from the past week covered building automation, generators, Commissioning Giants, NFPA 13 and more.

By Christina Miller
Commissioning January 27, 2023

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: January 20-26, 2023

By Christina Miller
Motors and Drives January 17, 2023

Specifying low-voltage variable frequency drives

By Joshua Hunter, PE, CDM Smith, Orlando, Florida
Energy Efficiency January 6, 2023

Offices change to accommodate sustainability goals

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety January 12, 2023

Office fire systems change, accommodating new work styles

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 4: Two relocated 4,160-V, 600-kW diesel generators in a remodeled space that was planned for three 1,000-kW generators. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals January 27, 2023

Case study: Patient bed tower addition

By Richard Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Illinois
Figure 2: Final programming included warm lighting at 3,000 K to start the day, high light level at 5,000 K from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a gradual return to 3,000 K from 7 to 9 p.m. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Codes & Standards: Lighting November 18, 2022

Designing lighting system controls with the user in mind

By Lauri Tredinnick, LC, IALD, LEED AP, Pivotal Lighting Design, Chicago
Figure 2: Image of fuel polishing system installed on an existing fuel oil system for improved reliability of relocated generators. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Generation January 25, 2023

Existing generators: Extending service life strategies and reuse case studies

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE