Building Envelope

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
Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Manufacturers’ tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings

Two manufacturers provide insights, tools, and tips on how to commission and balance building systems.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Mechanical and plumbing systems

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Mechanical and plumbing engineering issues are covered in detail.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Fire and life safety

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Fire and life safety systems—including smoke detection—are discussed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. This overview provides insights for commissioning building systems.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 19, 2013

FOS case study: Strategically planning a university’s future

Cannon Design Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) assisted with a series of assessments for Knox College in Toronto.

By Joe Cassata, Cannon Design