Hospitals June 19, 2019

How to implement NFPA 99-2018

The 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code covers a broad range of criteria for health care facilities. Mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineers need details about the changes to each relative portion of the code.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Boilers, Chillers June 11, 2019

Specifying chillers for a variable-primary plant conversion

A hospital central utility plant was converted from primary-secondary to variable-primary pumping. The expansion and renovation project considerations were made to specify a chiller for such applications.

By Tucker Matthews, PE, and Tom Bartlett, PE, WSP, Richmond, Virginia
Hospitals June 12, 2019

First active chilled beams in acute care patient rooms

With a 60-year history of excellence in patient care, Cone Health naturally prioritized occupant safety and comfort while reducing energy costs for its new 240,644 square foot North Tower.

By Affiliated Engineers
Specialty Buildings June 14, 2019

Three engineering trends shaping the hospitality market

When approaching projects within the hospitality industry, engineering consultants must weigh the wants and needs of many different stakeholders

By RTM Associates
Research June 17, 2019

Fire & Life Safety Study

Increased demand for fire, life safety systems

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes and Standards June 18, 2019

What is Standard 189.1, and why does it matter?

ASHRAE Standard 189.1: International Green Construction Code is gaining industrywide consensus and momentum to become the all-in-one, go-to solution for code-enforceable green building design.

By Adam McMillen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, IMEG Corp., Naperville, Illinois
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Labs, Research June 19, 2019

World-class biomedical neuroscience research facility

The Porter Neuroscience Research Center co-locates researchers from nine NIH Institutes in an innovative setting, launching an initiative to increase the pace of discovery in all areas of neuroscience in a sustained effort to understand the human brain.

By Affiliated Engineers
Automation, Controls June 18, 2019

Your questions answered: How to Specify Integrated Automation and Connected Buildings Using MasterFormat Division 25 Specifications

The June 6, 2019 “How to Specify Integrated Automation and Connected Buildings Using MasterFormat Division 25 Specifications” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event.

By Brad Bonfiglio, Schneider Electric
HVAC June 18, 2019

Troubleshooting Outside Air Airflow Measurement Stations

Hospital air handling units were periodically tripping freeze stats. Here's how the problem was solved.

By Scott Bilan, PE
Electrical June 14, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 7 to June 13

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: electrical system design and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, understanding GFCI nuisances and arc flash hazards.

By McKenzie Burns
Business of Engineering June 14, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: June 14

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the U.S. involving companies from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Arizona, and West Virginia.

By Morrissey Goodale
Project Management June 14, 2019

A life cycle approach to prevention through design

A technical report published in 2018 details a “life cycle” approach to PtD in construction to include all “stakeholders” including those who eventually occupy the building.

By Mike McCullion
Business of Engineering June 13, 2019

CFE Media and Technology launches updated version of the New Products for Engineers Database

The New Products for Engineers Database is a unique SaaS platform that provides valuable services to engineering users who are interested in discovering new products, and vendors who would like to promote their new products to engineers.

By CFE Media