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
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Commissioning September 25, 2023

AE industry tapping the brakes on raises and bonuses

Mark Goodale discusses changes in worker compensation from January to September of this year.

By Mark Goodale
In the Quinnipiac University’s admissions visitor center, engineers provided a complete renovation of the first floor. This included the installation of a unique Arktura ceiling panel system with customized lighting, a new curtain wall with an exterior canopy, redesigned heating and plumbing and a 60-foot-long video display wall. The lead architect was Amenta Emma Architects. Courtesy: Robert Benson Photography, Salas O'Brien
Codes and Standards September 26, 2023

How different codes and standards influence design decisions for colleges

College and university buildings are becoming more reliant on technology as a way of teaching and learning, creating new design challenges for engineers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Emergency, Standby, Backup September 26, 2023

Your questions answered: Know how to design power systems in mission critical facilities

Learn about the choices and criteria for the planning and design of mission critical facility switchgear, automatic and static transfer switches and UPS in this Q&A.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire and Life Safety September 15, 2023

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

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
Air Quality September 26, 2023

Specifications for air quality design in food production facilities

By Hafiz Rafey and Sunondo Roy
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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