Educational
Educational March 22, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Educational February 20, 2019

Fume exhaust fan

The Mega-Stack option offers extended discharge from 10 to 15 feet in overall stack discharge height, making it ideal for low flow applications requiring higher plume rise.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Educational February 19, 2019

Video: Decommissioning: What You Need to Know in the Absence of Standards

This case study investigates the exterior and interior of a school, identifying risks and findings with over 10 hazardous material categories that will help engineers create a more ideal demolition.

By Cx Energy
Educational February 12, 2019

Video: Owner and Engineer’s Success with a Monitor Based Approach

This case study outlines how the monitoring system was set up and utilized throughout the process.

By Cx Energy
Educational February 6, 2019

MEP solutions for University of Michigan Athletics and South Campus Performance Project

Construction was completed this winter on the new $168-million, 280,000 sf University of Michigan Athletics and South Campus Performance project (ASCP).

By Dave Conrad, PE
Educational January 30, 2019

Solutions for tight spaces in HVAC design

An historic university building had tough mechanical space requirements. Here’s how these challenges were met.

By Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, IMEG Corp, Des Moines, Iowa
Educational January 25, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 18-24

Why are AHUs important, design strategies for HVAC systems, setting new engineering habits, school boiler replacement case study, and AHU component makeup were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 18-24. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
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
Educational January 10, 2019

Case study: School boiler replacement

A Nebraska school district embraced outside-the-box HVAC design to connect existing facilities and new construction into an efficient engineering solution.

By Todd Mack, PE, DLR Group, Omaha, Neb.
Educational December 18, 2018

Video: The Evolution of Commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin

This presentation examines the needs of an institutional client, and the gap left by the traditional new building commissioning process.

By Cx Energy