Educational June 6, 2019

Learning environment trends: Key takeaways from A4LE regional conferences

A common theme among education conferences is an exploration into what we can do as design partners, facility managers, district leaders, educators, etc. to continuously improve the learning experience for students.

By Doug Everhart
Educational June 5, 2019

Carbon footprint reduced by 68%, potable water use by over 125 million gallons/year

Designed for a peak load of 28,000 tons of cooling and 350 mmbtu/hr heating, the new systems replace a fossil fuel CHP plant with electric drive heat recovery chillers.

By Affiliated Engineers
Educational May 14, 2019

Five design concepts for teaching laboratory success

In a teaching laboratory, each new day can feel like its own unpredictable experiment, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

By Katelyn Deckert, M.A.
Educational May 13, 2019

Green Trends in Higher-Ed Design

Over the last 10 years, some of the biggest changes seen in higher education projects are in the standards now expected for green design.

By Lawrence Speck and Freddy Padilla
Educational May 8, 2019

A Final Peek at the ECU Student Union

Take a look at the beautiful student union and its wonderful views.

By Affiliated Engineers
Educational May 7, 2019

Ask an Engineering Expert: What trends do you see in designing K-12 schools?

In this installment of our Ask an Engineering Expert series, April L. Halling, P.E., Project Engineer at RTM Engineering Consultants, answers the question: What trends do you see in designing K-12 schools?

By RTM Associates
Educational April 26, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 19 to April 25

Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning, what's new in NFPA 72, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, designing high-tech k-12 schools, and electrical system development were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 19 to April 25. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Educational April 22, 2019

Case study: University dorm renovation uses BIM

Language in the university’s scope of work for a dormitory’s renovation required clarity.

By Daniel Fagan, PE, CPD, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Chicago
Educational April 18, 2019

Future of Schools

Schools must prepare students with the knowledge, skills and adaptability for unknown jobs and technology that has not yet been invented.

By Arup
Educational April 16, 2019

Resilience in HVAC Design

In California, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) strives to anticipate future heating and cooling needs for its nine campuses through the HVAC projects it has recently pursued.

By Eric Nyenhuis