Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 24-30, 2020
Read the best articles from the past week. Modeling a changed world, illuminating egress, infection control technologies, HVAC strategies for COVID-19 and patient care.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online for April 24-30 covered modeling a changed world, illuminating egress, infection control technologies, HVAC strategies for COVID-19 and patient care. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.
1. Modeling a changed world for COVID-19 recovery decisions – COVID-19 has had many impacts and poses many new operational challenges for governments in our globally integrated, highly urbanized world.
2. Illuminating the means of egress – Differentiating the requirements of egress lighting versus emergency egress lighting requires a close look at several codes and standards.
3. Infection control technologies for building design – Building design and operations need to consider infection control technologies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4. Rapid conversion of an isolation suite for COVID-19 patient care – UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., modified its buildings to mitigate the spread of the virus and prepare for an increased number of COVID-19 patients.
5. 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.