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Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, October 2020

Read the best articles in October 2020 including: Aerosol disinfection in classrooms, building automation systems, 2020 Commissioning Giants, hospital ventilation and more

By Chris Vavra November 2, 2020
Courtesy: HKS Inc. Architects

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 10 articles online in October 2020 covered aerosol disinfection in classrooms, building automation systems, 2020 Commissioning Giants, hospital ventilation and more. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. UV light used for aerosol disinfection in unoccupied classroomsResearchers at Penn State are using a grant to investigate whether aerosol disinfection of classrooms using UV light could be effective in the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases.

2. How to select a building automation systemExplore the specification of standard, open and proprietary building automation systems.

3. 2020 Commissioning Giants – The 2020 Commissioning Giants data reports on the top 25 firms.

4. Navigating hospital ventilation design during COVID-19 COVID-19 has impacted ventilation design considerations in health care settings in a prominent way.

5. Making IAQ better with COVID-19 in the air – How can building HVAC systems be modified to provide a safer environment in new and renovated spaces?

6. Smart building consulting: integrating people and systemsExamine the role of a smart building consultant and uncover the tools and processes used to communicate and work with stakeholders to deliver valuable smart building solutions.

7. Design strategies to help K-12 schools reopen amid COVID-19 – K-12 school systems are trying to providing safe, comfortable and effective learning experiences for students while also adhering to necessary safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

8. Nanotech filter coating captures COVID-19 droplets – A nanotech coating designed to allow air filters to capture airborne or aerosolized droplets of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been developed by University of Houston researchers.

9. Students, tech, COVID drive higher ed design – College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands.

10. Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spreadThe Facilities Task Force at CU Boulder is improving the university’s HVAC system to prevent COVID-19 spread during the school year.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.