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Automation, Controls

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
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
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers/Lowe’s
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
Courtesy: Certus Consulting Engineers
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