HVAC January 17, 2019

Design strategies for efficient HVAC systems

The integration of high-performance HVAC design strategies can do as much to make systems energy-efficient as specifying high energy efficiency ratings.

By Cory Duggin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP; TLC Engineering for Architecture, Brentwood, Tenn.
HVAC January 14, 2019

Why are AHUs important?

Providing energy-efficient and comfortable HVAC systems is an important task for HVAC engineers and designers. In this first part, learn about the importance of air handling units (AHUs) within building HVAC systems.

By Randy Schrecengost, PE, CEM, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Boilers, Chillers January 10, 2019

Case study: School boiler replacement

A Nebraska school district embraced outside-the-box HVAC design to connect existing facilities and new construction into an efficient engineering solution.

By Todd Mack, PE, DLR Group, Omaha, Neb.
Electrical, Power December 27, 2018

Designing power systems for co-location data centers

Engineers must consider many factors when designing power and electrical systems for data centers.

By Brian P. Martin, PE, Jacobs, Portland, Ore.
Fire, Life Safety December 27, 2018

Complex fire alarm system design and commissioning

Fire protection engineers should determine the level of complexity needed in a fire alarm system design based on the building size/type and design a system that meets code requirements accordingly.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Business of Engineering January 2, 2019

Top 10 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles of 2018

Look back on the top 10 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles of 2018 as determined by audience members.

By McKenzie Burns
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Automation, Controls January 17, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Automation, controls, and technology

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding automation, controls, and technology.

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HVAC January 16, 2019

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Jan./Feb. E-magazine

Read, search, download, and share the digital edition of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. Topics this month include: HVAC design inclusive of hydronic heating systems and energy efficiency options, NFPA 101, boilers and controls, and office buildings. Read it on your computer or tablet now.

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Electrical, Power January 16, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Electrical, power, and lighting

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding electrical, power, and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings January 16, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
HVAC January 15, 2019

Video: Case Study Using a Variable Flow Chiller in a Central Plant

This presentation will cover an overview of the system operation with three 1250 ton chillers and an overview of the bypass system and how to size bypass valves.

By Gaylon Richardson, TBE, CxA, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
HVAC January 15, 2019

Chilled beam design provides energy-efficient building

Specifying a chilled beam system to cool a masonry building more than 100 years old—with operable windows in a humid climate—is a risky proposition. This HVAC case study demonstrates how such an approach amid such conditions can be successful if handled properly from design, operation, and occupant education standpoints.

By Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, IMEG Corp, Des Moines, Iowa
Codes and Standards January 11, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 4-10

The top 10 articles of 2018; understanding the changes to NFPA 70-2017; salary survey results; emergency, standby, and backup generator questions answered; and designing power systems for co-location data centers were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns