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Automation, Controls

Figure 2: Intelligent building automation and enterprise management systems use flexible architecture and open industry standards to integrate existing building systems and streamline processes and optimize building performance. Courtesy: Honeywell
Automation, Controls February 28, 2020

Four ways to sharpen the technology that runs buildings in 2020

IoT and intelligent management systems have revolutionized the capabilities of our buildings by enabling better automation and increasing efficiencies for better overall building health

By Himanshu Khurana
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Restaurant, Retail February 26, 2020

The role of building systems in warehouse design

Warehouse design is evolving and changing the way retailers are building warehouses to meet the high delivery expectations consumers have.

By Justin Harvey and Tony Welter
Hospitals February 25, 2020

Case study: Hospital surgical suite HVAC system

The following case study examines unoccupied setback of an air handling unit dedicated to a surgery suite

By Roger Koppenheffer, LEED AP, and Kevin Miller, PE, LEED AP, Certus Consulting Engineers, Carrollton, Texas
HVAC February 24, 2020

HVAC energy-saving strategies

Learn about multiple energy-saving strategies — such as temperature and pressure reset and valve strategies — achievable through the use of a building automation system

By Roger Koppenheffer, LEED AP, and Kevin Miller, PE, LEED AP, Certus Consulting Engineers, Carrollton, Texas
Arup worked with the Peruvian government to help ensure their hosting of the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Lima was a success. Courtesy: Arup
Building Types February 21, 2020

How to host a major sporting event

Advice on how to build a successful sporting event and the benefits of working with the government to make it a success, which starts with a culture of listening.

By Nick Merridew
Research February 19, 2020

HVAC Systems & BAS Study

HVAC systems, BAS survey findings

By Amanda Pelliccione
Office Buildings February 7, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 31 to February 6

Read the best articles from the past week. Office building design, NFPA 20 fire pumps, successful acoustic projects, electrical design for smoke control systems, and the top January CSE articles.

By Chris Vavra
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Building Types February 7, 2020

Improving facility design and management with digital twins

Digital twin technology can provide facility managers with accurate and relevant infrastructure information to improve operational decisions.

By Judd Fuoto
AI and Machine Learning January 31, 2020

Bricks, data and mortar: it’s time to build in the intelligence

The digital era, particularly the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and information technology (IT), is reshaping assumptions about buildings and how data is collected and managed.

By Sankar S. Villupuram
Automation, Controls January 30, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about automation and controls

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Building automation and controls play a key role

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer