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Building Types

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Commissioning June 30, 2020

Commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis

Troy Byers from Commissioning Consultants provides input on how commissioning of HVAC systems is being handled during COVID-19

By Troy Byers, PE, CxA, TBE, LEED AP, NEBB CP
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Business of Engineering June 29, 2020

Coronavirus’ impact on the A/E industry, June 29, 2020

Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news and perspective on COVID-19 and its impact on the industry. Highlights this week include how private equity could be a driving force in this new normal and what that could mean for A/E firms.

By Morrissey Goodale
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 14, 2020

System designed to improve database performance for health care, IoT

Purdue University scientists developed a system called SOPHIA designed to help users reconfigure databases for diverse applications ranging from metagenomics to high-performance computing (HPC) to IoT.

By Chris Adam
Courtesy: John Warner, Clark Nexsen
Energy Efficiency July 2, 2020

The economic value of sustainable design

The renovation of Rhoades Hall, a 1950’s academic building at UNC Asheville, serves as a case study for the economic value of sustainable design and it received an LEED Gold certification.

By David Lancor
Business of Engineering July 1, 2020

Dewberry tips for handling COVID-19 engineering issues

Four Dewberry experts provide business and engineering trends for handling coronavirus requests and issues

By Dewberry
Courtesy: Mark Herboth, Clark Nexsen
Electrical Systems June 18, 2020

Four tips for successfully designing pharmaceutical lab space

Pharmaceutical labs offer many challenges for electrical engineers, but good communication and thorough planning can bypass most of these challenges.

By Patrick Licklider
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals June 30, 2020

How to maintain hospital functionality during construction

Referring to NFPA 99 helps engineers minimize impacts in hospital and health care projects. Replacing, extending or removing existing systems will result in outages; here are tips on how to avoid problems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.