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Building Envelope

Building Envelope March 12, 2014

Integrating a high-performance building

This case study shows how design teams can integrate building envelope with HVAC, lighting, and shading.

By Scott Bowman, PE, LEED AP, BD+C, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Des Moines, Io
Building Envelope February 13, 2014

Critical power: Generators and generator system design

When designing generator systems, consulting engineers must ensure that the generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application.

By CFE Media
Building Envelope February 12, 2014

February 12 Southland Industries update: Hospital Levels 2, 4, 5, and 6 being roughed-in; South Clinic Level 1 drywall installation; Parking garages underway

Hospital Levels 2, 4, 5, and 6 being roughed-in; South Clinic Level 1 drywall installation; Parking garages underway

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Building Envelope January 19, 2014

What’s new in ASHRAE 90.1-2013

Nearly 150 addenda were proposed for ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013.

By Jeff Boldt, PE, LEED AP, HBDP, FPE, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Madison, Wis.
Building Envelope January 3, 2014

January 3 Southland Industries update: Roughing-in systems continues; drywall installations; West Clinic ceilings started

Roughing-in systems continues; drywall installations; West Clinic ceilings started

By Gary Lovewell, LEED AP BD+C
Building Envelope October 31, 2013

Specifying HVAC systems for new, existing office buildings

Office buildings might seem like simple structures from the outside, but engineers engaged in such projects know they can be highly complex, with specialized HVAC, indoor air quality, and other air movement needs.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope October 18, 2013

Great progress at UCSD Jacobs Medical Center

The US San Diego Jacobs Medical Center is continuing to make progress as the building begins to take shape.

By Joseph O'Neill, Cannon Design
Building Envelope September 20, 2013

Trends to watch this fall

Here are four key trends to watch for this fall and throughout 2014.

By Amara Rozgus
Building Envelope September 16, 2013

Fire, life safety, and smoke control in mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Fire protection engineers focus on these diverse structures with various fire and life safety techniques.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope September 16, 2013

Mechanical and plumbing systems in mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Mechanical systems (HVAC) and plumbing systems must be carefully designed and aligned.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer