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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 10-16, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. COVID-19 strategies for hospitals, NFPA 101, coronavirus' effects on the A/E industry and grow facilities.

By Chris Vavra April 17, 2020
Courtesy: SmithGroup

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online for April 10-16 covered HVAC strategies for COVID-19, how the pandemic affects MEP supply chains, air filtration, converting alternative structures for COVID-19 and  coronavirus’ effects on the A/E industry. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Climate-informed HVAC increases in relative humidity may fight COVID-19 and other pandemics Indoor relative humidity is a function of seasonal climate and building HVAC. The range of 40 to 60% RH may reduce contagion and help those who are infected.

2. How COVID-19 is affecting the MEP supply chain The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major effect on the A/E/C industry and within the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) supply chain, but there are encouraging signs for the future.

3. What’s so important about air filtration? Filters are ubiquitous in air handling systems, so it’s helpful to understand the different options for filters and to learn about how they function

4. Converting alternative structures for COVID-19 patients Converting structures such as hospitals, arenas, convention centers and other large-scale buildings in the wake of COVID-19 is a challenge, but perhaps a necessary one as the pandemic continues.

5. Coronavirus’ impact on the A/E industry, April 13, 2020 Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news on the coronavirus and its impact on the industry. Highlights this week include a roundup on the general impact of the economy and some positive COVID-19 developments.


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