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Automation, Controls

Courtesy: Henderson Engineers, Arup, CannonDesign, Boulder Fire Rescue, Peter Basso Associates, Stantec, Dewberry
Educational March 25, 2020

How to design K-12 schools: Building automation and controls

With increasingly complex systems and technology coming into play, work on modern K-12 projects is anything but elementary

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers, Arup, CannonDesign, Boulder Fire Rescue, Peter Basso Associates, Stantec, Dewberry
Educational March 24, 2020

How to design K-12 schools

With increasingly complex systems and technology coming into play, work on modern K-12 projects is anything but elementary

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
DLR Group worked on the Pete Mirelez Human Services Center for Adams County in Westminster, Colo. The 315,000-square-foot building had been part of the Western Electric campus, now mostly demolished. The interior of the three-story building was gutted, a 5,000-square-foot lobby addition designed and all-new utilities and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were provided to serve the structure. New features include full kitchen, fitness area, data center and equipment rooms. Courtesy: DLR Group
Office Buildings March 20, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: March 13-19, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Preventing the coronavirus with preparation, portable coronavirus detection, balancing power quality and energy efficiency, NFPA 101 and building egress, and improved energy efficiency for businesses and vehicles.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Arup
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 19, 2020

Are we ready to lead digital transformation — and not let it lead us?

The architecture, engineering, and construction industry has yet to agree on what the rise of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation means for the industry and they need to take a step forward and take charge

By Fiona Cousins
Courtesy: Envise
Mechanical March 12, 2020

Leveraging data to make mechanical systems smarter

Analyzing building data can help to uncover and predict mechanical problems, as well as equip building operations and maintenance staff with and information to be more proactive and efficient while optimizing resources.

By Jason Gladney
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Office Buildings March 10, 2020

Video: Benchmarking and Operational Achievements at Willis Tower

Rivion assisted Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) with achieving the ENERGY STAR certification, becoming the largest office building ever to do so.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Building construction. Photo courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
Project Management March 9, 2020

Lean IPD strategies from the trade partner perspective

A lean integrated project delivery (LIPD) approach resulting in a collaborative and transparent approach that delivers increased value and benefits to the owner. 

By Andrew Rhodes
Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Energy Efficiency March 6, 2020

Village of Plain: Green Technology Training and Enterprise Center (G-TTEC)

The Village of Plain Green Technology Training and Enterprise Center (G-TTEC) achieved LEED Gold certification.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Cybersecurity March 3, 2020

Video: Cybersecurity for Energy Managers

Cybersecurity is an important aspect of project implementation, and will become critical as information and operations technologies converge.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Figure 1: A vertical inline fire pump is equipped with a flowmeter bypass and a low suction throttling valve. Courtesy: Dewberry
Fire, Life Safety March 2, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, February 2020

Read the best articles in February 2020 including: NEC changes, building automation advances, electrical design for smoke control systems, cooling coil condensate, lighting commissioning and more.

By Chris Vavra