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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.

By Chris Vavra May 1, 2020
Courtesy: Arup

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.


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