Commissioning March 25, 2019

Commissioning of electrical systems

Commissioning of electrical systems has become an integral and well-established part of the building design and construction process. However, as cities and states increasingly pass more stringent energy legislation while new technologies continue to present countless possibilities, building systems will get smarter and more interconnected—and the role commissioning plays in the built environment will continue to expand.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP; Ander Sahonero, PE; Gaurav Thatte, EIT; and Rahul Mittal, EIT; Arup, Los Angeles
Educational March 22, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
HVAC March 18, 2019

Designing data center air handling and conditioning systems

Strategies for implementing new air handling systems, including specific performance criteria, energy use targets, climate and heat recovery are among the many topics to be addressed during the conceptual engineering and design process.

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP; DNV GL, Oak Brook, Ill.
Codes and Standards March 21, 2019

What’s new in NFPA 72?

The 2019 update of NFPA 72 provides fire protection engineers, along with other engineering professionals, improved mass notification and emergency communication guidelines.

By Matthew Zega, PE, RTM Engineering Consultants, Chicago
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Energy, Power March 25, 2019

Full steam ahead: Packaged boilers

Packaged boilers focus on safety, efficiency, and modularity.

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Energy Efficiency March 25, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools: Sustainable buildings and energy efficiency

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to sustainable buildings and energy efficiency.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards March 22, 2019

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Business of Engineering March 22, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: March 22

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six deals in the U.S. and one international deal involving companies from the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Labs, Research March 22, 2019

The Scientific Method at Work: Designing Labs for Productivity

Not all labs are created equal. Why do some research facilities produce more patents?

By Dave Miller
Lighting March 21, 2019

Linear luminaires

The MODx Perimeter can be flush, or regression mounted at 2", 3" or 4" deep with a Narrow lens for a “wall graze” effect with target uniformity to highlight texture or a point of emphasis, a first for any product in the MODx family.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Research March 20, 2019

2018 Lighting & Lighting Controls Study

Lighting in hospitals, health care facilities

By Amanda Pelliccione