Building Types
Building Types January 18, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: January 18

This week Morrissey Goodale reported three deals in the U.S. and two international deals involving companies from Canada and the U.K.

By Morrissey Goodale
Building Types January 11, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: January 11

This week Morrissey Goodale reported eleven deals in the U.S. involving companies from Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, California, Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan.

By Morrissey Goodale
Data Centers
Data Centers January 18, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 11-17

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities; designing power systems for co-location data centers; how to design fire alarm notification systems; tips for transformer design in industrial buildings; and emergency, standby, and backup generators questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Educational
Educational January 15, 2019

Chilled beam design provides energy-efficient building

Specifying a chilled beam system to cool a masonry building more than 100 years old—with operable windows in a humid climate—is a risky proposition. This HVAC case study demonstrates how such an approach amid such conditions can be successful if handled properly from design, operation, and occupant education standpoints.

By Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, IMEG Corp, Des Moines, Iowa
Hospitals
Hospitals January 15, 2019

Video: Case Study Using a Variable Flow Chiller in a Central Plant

This presentation will cover an overview of the system operation with three 1250 ton chillers and an overview of the bypass system and how to size bypass valves.

By Gaylon Richardson, TBE, CxA, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
Labs, Research
Labs, Research January 4, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 28-January 3

Designing lighting systems and lighting controls, the top 10 articles of 2018, designing safe laboratories and research facilities, commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questioned answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 28-Jan 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Mission Critical
Mission Critical December 27, 2018

Designing power systems for co-location data centers

Engineers must consider many factors when designing power and electrical systems for data centers.

By Brian P. Martin, PE, Jacobs, Portland, Ore.