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
Archives pick-up station. Credit: Roy Grogan
Educational Facilities September 20, 2023

Project Profile: Library + Archives Canada Preservation and Access Facility

Coordinating 230 resources in seven different offices, using information sharing and building modeling technologies on an accelerated design schedule with an integrated approach may seem arduous, but it was small compared to the challenges that were met.

By Stantec
Conveyance systems were installed for a biorubber facility in Mesa, Arizona, for purposes of moving raw material into and through the manufacturing process to finished goods. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Codes and Standards August 3, 2023

Codes and standards drive industrial, manufacturing building design

Building codes and standards aid engineers in designing industrial and manufacturing buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 1: A typical arc flash warning label required by the NEC Section 110. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Arc Flash and Electrical Safety September 19, 2023

Who wins the battle between electrical safety and reliability?

Electrical engineers tasked with designing today’s facilities have to balance providing a code-compliant design that meets the project budget while acknowledging the increasing focus on maintenance safety

By Andrew Schantz
Fire and Life Safety September 15, 2023

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

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
RetroFIT+ offers online resources, including a product selection tool, as well as personal support that provide quick and easy access to HVAC replacement solutions for actuators, valves and sensors. Courtesy: Belimo
HVAC/R and Mechanical September 18, 2023

HVAC retrofit program launched

By Belimo
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
Motors and Drives January 17, 2023

Specifying low-voltage variable frequency drives

By Joshua Hunter, PE, CDM Smith, Orlando, Florida

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