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Building Envelope January 9, 2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 2-January 8: all-air VAV systems, using a whole-system approach, designing modular data centers, more

Articles about all-air VAV systems, using a whole-system approach, designing modular data centers, life of a mechanical engineer, and NEC 2017 changes were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January 2-January 8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
Building Envelope November 16, 2016

Green building envelopes for lower city temperatures

It’s never been more important to design buildings to offset the urban heat island effect created by our cities.

By Arup
Building Envelope September 9, 2016

Leveraging design to minimize risk

Learn how the application of best practice design principles can help mitigate the risks confronting biotechnology companies when navigating the uncertainty surrounding the demand profile of its product pipeline.

By Matthew Kennedy, CRB, Philadelphia; Matthew Khair, EIT, CRB, Philadelphia
Building Envelope September 5, 2016

Process simulation and its benefits

Philip Lyman, PhD—director of process simulation at CRB—discusses how a process model, at the right detail level and properly validated, can be an invaluable tool to compare alternatives and justify cost for manufacturing and manufacturing-related processes.

By Philip Lyman, PhD, CRB, Philadelphia
Building Envelope August 30, 2016

Rethinking water at Hassalo on Eighth

The Lloyd District—a low-residential, high-commercial neighborhood anchored by one of the Portland’s largest malls—has long enticed developers looking for space where plots are available for purchase en masse.

By Kirk Davis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Glumac; Kyle Andersen, AIA, LEED AP, GBD Architect
Building Envelope August 30, 2016

Facing the challenges of mixed-use buildings: sustainable buildings/energy efficiency

Fulfilling the demands of a mixed-use facility can be challenging, considering the structure’s diverse components. Here, professionals with experience on such projects share advice and explain how to end up with positive results for energy efficiency.

By CFE Media
Building Envelope August 26, 2016

Arup Thoughts: How cities can benefit from becoming digital platforms

Governments across the world are excited by the possibilities offered by digital tools—and are trying to keep up with digital expectations driven by the best consumer brands in the world.

By Ben Cooper-Woolley, Arup
Building Envelope August 24, 2016

Arup Thoughts: Urban climate change resilience is vital

Rather than focusing on single threats, UCCR recognizes that climate change may result in a wide range of hazards, which are impossible to predict. It addresses risk as part of a wider agenda emphasizing the importance of inclusive governance and integrated planning.

By Jo da Silva, Arup
Building Envelope August 15, 2016

Design and assessment of daylit spaces—the best way to use daylighting metrics

The end goal of daylighting is often better defined than the path to success. Correctly applying daylighting design in major retrofits and new buildings can be challenging.

By Craig Casey, Lutron Electronics
Building Envelope July 14, 2016

Changing environment: Higher adoption of multi-criteria detectors and the future of fire detectors

The introduction of multi-criteria detectors has given purchasers increased flexibility and functionality in their fire-detection systems.

By Justin Siller, IHS Technology