Hospitals April 3, 2019

The Fine Line of Humidity and Healthcare: 4 MEP Engineering Considerations

Over the past several years, regulators have given more attention to humidity levels in operating rooms and central sterile processing departments.

Hospitals March 28, 2019

Case study: State-of-the-art health care system

A multidisciplinary commissioning project allowed a health care facility’s electrical equipment to operate as designed and established a platform for all critical information and statuses to be displayed.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP; Ander Sahonero, PE; Gaurav Thatte, EIT; and Rahul Mittal, EIT; Arup, Los Angeles
Hospitals March 19, 2019

Three Exciting Features of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Surgical Tower and ED

The opening of the new 340,000-sf surgical tower and ED is a transformational moment for MSMC as it equips them to enhance the care they bring to their patients and community for generations.

By Natalie Petzoldt and James Gordon
Hospitals February 14, 2019

Case Study: Health care facility design and being code-compliant

It’s vital for consulting engineers to not only identify the applicable codes and standards but also know the building and owner’s needs.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Drug manufacturing requires detailed compliance. Courtesy: CFE Media
Hospitals February 8, 2019

USP 797 and USP 800: 8 common mistakes to avoid when complying

The revisions to USP 797 and new USP 800 standards will go into effect December 1, 2019.

By Jake Katzenberger
Hospitals January 21, 2019

Germicidal UV fixture

The wall-mounted unit can be easily installed anywhere to destroy airborne viruses, bacteria and mold spores.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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.
Hospitals December 28, 2018

Understanding the changes to NFPA 70-2017

NFPA 70-2017: The National Electrical Code (NEC) has many requirements that apply to designing electrical systems for health care facilities. It’s vital to understand the changes in the 2017 edition in order to stay code-compliant.

By Firas (Ross) Alkhayri, PE, CEM; AECOM, Columbus, Ohio
Hospitals December 26, 2018

Project Showcase: Artis Senior Living

RTM was selected to provide engineering design of the MEP/FP systems as well as civil engineering for Artis Senior Living’s first community in an urban setting.

By RTM Associates
Hospitals December 21, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 14-20

Salary survey results, standardizing NFPA 13, addressing cybersecurity concerns in building automation systems, medical center notification system case study, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 14-20. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns