Building Envelope

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Building Types May 4, 2021

The obstacles and opportunities of mass timber construction in the United States

The opportunity to reduce carbon emissions within the building sector is great news for design professionals who specialize in mass timber construction, but it comes with challenges.

By Lauren Wingo
Courtesy: Smith Seckman Reid /Perkins + Will Architecture/Atrium Healthcare
Automation, Controls April 19, 2021

How to choose and use modeling software

Consulting engineers should evaluate how to select and use the right modeling software tools for a building design project

By Clark Denson and Abe Morris
Marian Velay Lizancos and her students are developing concrete that can sequester carbon dioxide more successfully and efficiently than traditional mixes. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue UniversityMarian Velay Lizancos and her students are developing concrete that can sequester carbon dioxide more successfully and efficiently than traditional mixes. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue University
Building Types February 24, 2021

Concrete mixture designed to cut carbon emissions

Purdue University engineers have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable, which has the potential to cut carbon emissions.

By Brittany Steff
Courtesy: Clark Nexsen
Energy Management February 4, 2021

Resilient infrastructure study recommendations informs real-world implementation

Clark Nexsen collaborated with Old Dominion University (ODU) to evaluate and report on the recommendations to help ensure the university is safe from flooding.

By Chris Stone
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Energy, Power January 26, 2021

Energy storage: A component of energy conservation

Energy storage must be embraced as part of energy policy, and captured in standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 to maximize the environmental and resiliency benefits of increased renewable energy production

By Adam McMillen and Sean A. Smith
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
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Commissioning October 13, 2020

Commissioning Guideline offers best practices, approaches

ACG’s reimagined document recognizes new priorities now that commissioning is business as usual

By The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
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Building Types September 15, 2020

Engineering the art of data science for climate-resilient communities

The core of the problem with flooding is understanding, preparing, mitigating, predicting, and responding to current and future flood risk. Learn how data science can help.

By Siva Sangameswaran
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Business of Engineering September 1, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, August 2020

Read the best articles in August 2020 including: MEP Giants revenue, high-performance buildings, transformers, Product of the Year finalists and more.

By Chris Vavra
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