Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed content, July 2023

Read the best content in June 2023 including: BACnet control systems for HVAC, data center codes, medical gas storage and more

By Anna Steingruber August 1, 2023
Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 10 online most-viewed content in June 2023 posted over the last three months covered BACnet control systems for HVAC, data center codes, medical gas storage and more. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Your questions answered: Can BACnet control an HVAC system?

Through the webcast and these responses, gain a basic understanding of ASHRAE 135: BACnet — A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

2. Back to basics: Medical gas storage under NFPA 99

This covers the basics of medical gas storage and the requirements for health care spaces detailed in NFPA 99

3. What do you need to know about the codes, standards relevant to data centers?

What do engineers need to understand about codes and standards when designing data centers? Learn about the trends here

4. What are power system studies?

Power system studies and their benefits are explained in a short video.

5. How to design fire sprinkler systems for high-piled storage

Learn the fire sprinkler code and requirements for high-piled storage systems design

6. What do you need to know about automation and controls in data centers?

Will data centers use more automation? Building controls? Artificial intelligence? Learn about the trends here

7. Heat recovery chillers can help recover valuable, rejected heat

Chillers, previously used only to cool buildings, also can be considered as part of the heating system, thus minimizing lost heat and reducing fossil fuel consumption

8. Electrical acceptance testing collaboration leads to improved project delivery

Collaboration between the system integrator, contractor and acceptance testing agency is critical to creating efficiencies while maintaining quality assurance in a data center’s electrical system

9. When, how to use a team approach for integrating MEP systems with fire, life safety

Successful mechanical, electrical and plumbing integration with fire and life safety systems require significant investment from all angles

10. Using a lighting construction budget to select fixtures and understand color quality, part 2

Tony Staub discusses how a lighting construction budget requires careful selection of fixtures and understanding of color quality, while carefully navigating changing costs per square foot

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