Automation, Controls

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Automation, Controls December 10, 2020

Identify cost, scope of a BAS

Finding the budget to implement a building automation system often proves challenging. Learn to compare scope against the cybersecurity requirements

By Jaco Cronje
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Automation, Controls November 24, 2020

Designing, retrofitting automation and controls hospitals during COVID

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical. Learn about building automation systems and controls

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Building Types November 17, 2020

Safety by design: Safe projects from concept to facility operation

Cross-team collaboration prevents incidents, improves efficiency and gives clients more for their money.

By Lindsay Kenney and Matt Heritage
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HVAC November 2, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, October 2020

Read the best articles in October 2020 including: Aerosol disinfection in classrooms, building automation systems, 2020 Commissioning Giants, hospital ventilation and more

By Chris Vavra
Automation, Controls October 30, 2020

How virtual design changes the way we work

Communication is required for good design, but does it need to always be in person? Virtual design is an option for coordinating building plans virtually

By Joel Martineau, Jim Marchese and James Mazza
Figure 5: Virtual reality allows clients to become fully immersed in the design. Courtesy: Stantec
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics October 30, 2020

Case study: How clients benefit from VR

Virtual reality can aid in the client’s experience and overall acceptance of the project’s design

By Joel Martineau, Jim Marchese and James Mazza
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Automation, Controls October 28, 2020

Students, tech, COVID drive higher ed design of automation and controls

College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Automation, Controls October 23, 2020

How virtual design, artificial intelligence impact engineers

Architecture, engineering and construction professionals will be impacted by virtual design and artificial intelligence tools

By Karen Pierce
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AI and Machine Learning October 23, 2020

Case study: Autodesk’s generative design artificial intelligence

Generative design sped up a building project for a research space

By Karen Pierce
Iconic high-rise commercial buildings in Chicago. Courtesy: CFE Media
Business of Engineering October 21, 2020

Top 20 business fundamentals for A/E firms: Part 2

Firms in the A/E industry have had their fair share of adversity in 2020. Companies that follow these business fundamentals will be able to withstand the pressure and keep its composure during the tough times.

By Morrissey Goodale