Building Envelope

Chicago Rockford International Airport (Rockford, IL) has two, 10-story, 90,000 ft2 hangars and 24,977 ft2 of adjoining maintenance and office space. Sized to accommodate the Boeing 747 and/or Airbus A380 wide-body aircraft. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers
Fire, Life Safety February 27, 2020

Performance-based approach to protecting a membrane roof aircraft hangar

AEI was retained to provide mechanical, electrical, piping/plumbing (MEP) and fire protection design services for two hangars at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford, Ill. Three design challenges are highlighted.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: Aaron Lindberg Photography, CRB
Building Types February 21, 2020

Vivarium renovation planning and design

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), a Tier I Research University, wanted to develop a barrier suite within its existing vivarium facility.

By CRB
Courtesy: Peter Basso Associates, Inc.
HVAC February 20, 2020

Seven ways to fight stack effect in buildings

Stack effect can have a nasty effect on buildings during the winter months. Consider these seven steps to mitigate their effect and keep the occupants comfortable.

By Aaron Frantz, PE
Courtesy: CxEnergy
HVAC February 11, 2020

Video: Fundamentals of Test, Adjust & Balance for Engineers, Cx & Energy Providers

This session explains many of the key test and balance challenges — from practical system design considerations, to the TAB Process, to obtaining meaningful and useful data — that if properly addressed in cooperation with an independent TAB firm can ensure that any project goes smoothly

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Energy Management February 6, 2020

Achievements in Zero Energy

Zero energy, zero carbon at different scales, in different climates.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning February 4, 2020

Video: Tales of Commissioning a Net Zero Building: Lombardo Center at Millersville University

This case study presentation examines the challenges and rewards associated with making the Lombardo Center at Millersville University a net zero building.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Building construction continues across many cities. Courtesy: Katie Spain Narel, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering January 29, 2020

Asset management can help manage infrastructure projects

Asset management is helping city and state government prioritize spending and budget management, but they have a long way to go, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

By American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Automation, Controls October 29, 2019

Video: FDD Software to Support Monitoring-based Commissioning & Building Optimization

This session explores how advanced energy and building analytics software unlocks the power of BAS data to enable monitoring-based commissioning, giving owners and energy managers the insights to improve energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and equipment longevity.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
HVAC October 25, 2019

Learning how to engineer colleges, universities better: HVAC and plumbing

Read about emerging trends in college and university buildings, and learn about the emerging trends impacting their design

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Energy Efficiency October 15, 2019

Video: Implementation of a Strategic Campus Sustainability and Energy Plan

This presentation analyzes the implementation of the policy, covering issues including energy assessments, commissioning, and long-term goals like achieving carbon-neutrality.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)