Automation, Controls

Automation, Controls February 1, 2001

Integrated Buildings, Integrated Services

Buildings are constructed to serve the needs of both occupants and businesses. And while occupants need facilities with a comfortable, safe and healthy environment, businesses need reliable communication and technical equipment to perform their work. To meet the demands of both, an integrated building system...

By Anil Ahuja, P.E., Exelon Services, Westchester, Ill.
Automation, Controls January 11, 2001

Paul Hardy Named President & CEO of OfficeTempo

BOSTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul E. Hardy, Jr. has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of OfficeTempo -- a Boston-based company that provides a web-enabled procurement solution to small and medium-sized businesses in office buildings. As an executive with GEN3 Partners, one of...

By Staff
Automation, Controls January 1, 2001

AHR Expo products & literature

For the 2001 AHR Expo (January 29 through 31 in Atlanta), Consulting-Specifying Engineer has created this special section to serve as a guide to some of the most innovative new systems and components on display at the show.

By Staff
Automation, Controls January 1, 2001

VFDs Control Costs for Cement Plant

The commissioning and start-up of a Lone Star Industries cement plant in Greencastle, Ind., last June marked the introduction of the semi-dry cement-making process in the United States. It is because of good availability of relatively inexpensive electricity, and the plant's energy efficiency...

By Staff
Automation, Controls January 1, 2001

Commissioning Smoke-Control Systems

Commissioning and acceptance testing demonstrate that the final integrated system complies with the design and that any modifications were correctly and successfully incorporated, so that the result is a properly functioning system. The design engineer must be involved with the test-and-balance contractor, the mechanical contractor, electrical contractor, controls vendor and fire-alarm vendor.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Automation, Controls December 1, 2000

Redundancy = Reliability

As critical facilities such as data centers, telecommunications hotels and hospitals continue to occupy the workloads of engineers, so does the need for redundant power-system design. A select group of professionals, currently active with projects, discusses new technology, design challenges and strategies in the last of this year's new Consulting-Specifying Engineer feature.

By BARBARA HORWITZ, Associate Editor
Automation, Controls December 1, 2000

Integrating the Workplace

Office modernizations rarely rise to the level of a truly integrated engineering project. The reasons vary, but usually the utilitarian, cost-conscious aims of upgrades lead to well-intentioned shortcuts that undermine the long-term value of a workplace.Such can hardly be stated about the recently renovated general offices for Southern California Edison (SCE) in Rosemead, Calif.

By C.C. SULLIVAN, Editorial Director
Automation, Controls December 1, 2000

Web Threads – 2000-12-01

A monthly compendium of facts and figuresGo to www.csemag.com/thread.htm to find links for these facts.

By Staff
Automation, Controls December 1, 2000

Plant Controls in the Home Office?

Building-automation system (BAS) specification for commercial buildings has a long history of borrowing from more advanced concepts developed for the process industries.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Automation, Controls November 29, 2000

Government & Research Links

T hese various government and research organizations are directly involved in building construction and design. If you know of others that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at gweisenberger@reedbusiness.com . Government Departments Military National Laboratories Reference Research entities University Programs/Continuing Education Government Departments California Energy Commission Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network DOE Energy Information Administration DOE Federal Energy Management Program DOE Office of Industrial Technologies Energy Information Administration National Center for Photovoltaics National Institute of Standards and Technology National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Science Foundation New York State Energy Research and Development Authority U.S. Bureau of the Census U.S.

By Staff