Automation, Controls

Sample volume trends from data analyzed in a Midwest state, exhibiting steady large truck traffic as compared to total traffic (all vehicle types). The cyclical dips represent weekends, where traffic volumes tend to be lighter. Of note is the precipitous drop in total traffic in March of 2020. Courtesy: Dewberry
Business of Engineering April 2, 2021

Monitoring goods transport during a pandemic

COVID-19 has changed how goods are transported. Many companies are having to change their methods and practice.

By Jerry Mrykalo
Courtesy: CDP Commercial, DLR Group
Automation, Controls March 23, 2021

Enhancing learning in K-12 schools via building automation systems

Students and teachers benefit from many building automation, controls technologies in K-12 schools

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Christopher Barrett Photography, CannonDesign
Educational March 19, 2021

Enhancing learning in K-12 schools

Students and teachers benefit from many engineering technologies in K-12 schools

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning March 16, 2021

Video: Make OPRs Great Again

This session discusses OPRs as important tools at a time of increased scrutiny (through local codes and rating systems) on performance related to resiliency, health, energy and carbon.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Automation, Controls March 8, 2021

Selecting the right building automation partner

Building owners and operators are facing even larger obstacles in keeping their systems running smoothly, which makes picking the right partner more important than ever.

By Jeremy Crowley
Marian Velay Lizancos and her students are developing concrete that can sequester carbon dioxide more successfully and efficiently than traditional mixes. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue UniversityMarian Velay Lizancos and her students are developing concrete that can sequester carbon dioxide more successfully and efficiently than traditional mixes. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue University
Building Types February 24, 2021

Concrete mixture designed to cut carbon emissions

Purdue University engineers have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable, which has the potential to cut carbon emissions.

By Brittany Steff
Courtesy: RTM Engineering Consultants
Codes and Standards February 18, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency with codes and standards

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables. Learn about codes and standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Sam Van Fleet, DLR Group
Automation, Controls February 17, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency: Building automation

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables; building automation and controls come into play

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power February 16, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency, electrical systems

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables. Read about electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Justin Maconochie, Stantec
Automation, Controls February 12, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 5-11, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. choosing between an ECM and VFD, BAS integration, data center metrics, NEC changes and the scope and cost of a BAS.

By Chris Vavra