Automation, Controls

Events and Awards August 13, 2019

SmithGroup project profile: University of Texas at Dallas, Engineering & Computer Science, West Building

University of Texas at Dallas, Engineering & Computer Science, West Building, Richardson, TX

By SmithGroup
Fire, Life Safety August 5, 2019

What is a unified mass notification ecosystem?

Fire and life safety professionals need to leverage notification assets to get the emergency message out to the affected group as soon as possible

By Isaac Chen CCIE, MISSP, and Michael Amorello, WELL AP, WSP, San Francisco
Automation, Controls July 29, 2019

Government facility design: Automation and controls

Consulting engineers are working on government, state, municipal, federal, correctional and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Automation, Controls July 23, 2019

How to get started designing a smart building

What is a smart building, and how can engineers design integrated building systems?

By Benjamin Weerts, PE, and Rachel Kennedy, EIT, WSP USA, Boulder, Colorado
Automation, Controls July 23, 2019

Case study: Integrating an intelligent campus

A flexible and adaptable solution enabled future expansion for this campus

By Benjamin Weerts, PE, and Rachel Kennedy, EIT, WSP USA, Boulder, Colorado
Fire, Life Safety July 19, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles July 12-18

Read the best articles from the past week. Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, best practices for fire alarm notification design, integrating direct digital controls and technologies to watch in fire & life safety.

By McKenzie Burns
HVAC July 19, 2019

Keeping the HVAC running, the smart way

While upgrading a home furnace, the option to upgrade to a smart thermostat also was under consideration

By Amara Rozgus
Automation, Controls July 15, 2019

Integrating direct digital controls

Learn about control system attributes, and how integrated control systems can be designed for various building systems

By Jason R. Gerke, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, GRAEF, Milwaukee
Fire, Life Safety June 28, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles June 21-27

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire alarm notification design, 2019 Product of the Year Finalists, arc flash hazards, electrical system design and commissioning, and combining HVAC and fire suppression piping

By Chris Vavra
Automation, Controls June 28, 2019

Retail, restaurant and mixed-use facilities: Automation, controls, technology

What are the trickiest aspects of retail, restaurant and mixed-use projects and what trends lie ahead? Read on for solid advice from experienced professionals.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer