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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: May 15-21, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. 40 Under 40 winners, COVID-19 and decommissioned health care facilities, integrating building systems, chilled water plants and air filtration.

By Chris Vavra May 22, 2020
Quickly developing a recommissioning or repurposing strategy for a hospital to combat COVID-19 takes the right people and the right tools. Courtesy: CannonDesign

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online for May 15-21 covered 40 Under 40 winners, COVID-19 and decommissioned health care facilities, integrating building systems, chilled water plants and air filtration. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. 2020 40 Under 40 winners announced  These 2020 40 Under 40 winners have what it takes to lead the building industry to a higher level.

2. Guidance for reopening decommissioned healthcare facilities to accommodate COVID-19 patients Healthcare organizations across the country are facing an unprecedented need for safe and additional spaces for COVID-19 care, which is leading to some looking at decommissioned healthcare facilities.

3. Integrating building systems through controls By considering updated controls architecture, integrating building systems together becomes much more attainable and streamlined

4. Air- versus water-cooled chilled water plants A water-cooled chiller plant can be more efficient over the life span of the system and will be less costly than an air-cooled chiller plant

5. 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.


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