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Airadigm Solutions completed the test and balance of the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital in El Paso, Texas, a 1.1-million-square-foot health care campus in May 2020. The project consists of a seven-story replacement hospital and five supporting buildings, including an inpatient clinic, outpatient clinic, administrative building, clinical investigation building and central utility plant. Courtesy: Airadigm
HVAC August 4, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, July 2020

Read the best articles in July 2020 including: Product of the Year finalists, air ventilation and HVAC, NFPA 99 in health care facilities, re-entering the workplace and more.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Page
Codes and Standards July 30, 2020

Best practices for designing government buildings using codes and standards

Learn how to specify systems for government and military buildings by referencing the correct codes and standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: SmithGroup
Automation, Controls July 28, 2020

How to select a building automation system

Explore the specification of standard, open and proprietary building automation systems

By Kevin Ricart and Melissa Lim
Courtesy: Bill Kosik
Energy, Power July 27, 2020

Best practices for zero energy buildings and smart grid integration

Zero energy buildings, renewable energy and the smart grid are key considerations to commercial building design

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, Oak Park, Illinois
Courtesy: Bill Kosik
Energy Efficiency July 27, 2020

What is a zero energy building?

What does it really mean for an engineer to design a zero energy building?

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, Oak Park, Illinois
Project Management July 24, 2020

How computational design, modeling are changing engineering

Visual scripting tools empower engineers by leveraging the power of coding and computational design to automate tasks and optimize data

By Brittany Fiema and Leland Curtis
Courtesy: UNIFI Labs
Business of Engineering July 17, 2020

Case study: Stantec leads by following

Learning from the success of other architecture, engineering and construction firms is vital

By Karen Pierce
Building Types June 29, 2020

The importance of healthy buildings in a pandemic

The wellness impacts of sustainable building design approaches in creating healthier and more productive lives for their occupants is even more important as the COVID-19 pandemic becomes a fact of life.

By Nicole Isle
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Building Types June 10, 2020

A look at living-centered projects in California

A highlight of local projects in Califronia designed to address life’s complex interdependencies.

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Building Types April 21, 2020

Infection control technologies for building design

Building design and operations need to consider infection control technologies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dustin Schafer