Building Types - Mission Critical

Case study: Hospital achieves HVAC energy compliance

ASHRAE 90.1, Appendix G, allowed a path for energy compliance for the Great River Medical Center. » more

Designing backup, standby, and emergency power for high-performance buildings

Backup power design for a high-performance building is required, and offers many benefits. » more

Data center design considerations

This article provides guidelines on distribution systems’ levels of redundancy, the correct... » more

Case study: Hospital central utility plant

A hospital needed a replacement central utility plant that complied with current codes.  » more

Case study: Hospital generator upgrade

A hospital needed to upgrade emergency power equipment with a new generator while maintaining some... » more

Satisfying NFPA 110 and NEC requirements

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment should identify when installations are... » more

Case study: Generator replacement

A hospital needed to increase its emergency generator capacity to 4 MW and provide for future... » more

Case study: Chiller addition adds power complexity

In this case, the building owner needed to increase generator capacity to accommodate a surgery... » more

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Webcasts

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Webcast: How to Specify Electrical Components in Hazardous Locations

Electrical engineers should learn to reduce design time by specifying components in hazardous systems.

Your questions answered: Electrical systems: Designing electrical rooms

Unanswered questions from the Nov. 16, 2017, webcast on designing electrical rooms are addressed by the presenters. » more

Webcast: Cybersecurity in Integrated Buildings

Cyberattacks are actions that target computers and network systems designed to disrupt the normal operations of the system. These actions can be initiated locally (from within the physical facility) or remotely (from outside)....

Your questions answered: An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns

The Oct. 25, 2017, “An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: HVAC: Should you specify an oil-free compressor?

Oil-free compressors can be specified in several air conditioning applications. Learn to engineer these systems for demanding air-cooled systems.

Newswatch: Data Centers

This specialty newsletter focuses on data centers and mission critical facilities, including electrical/power, HVAC, fire suppression, and other engineering topics.

Cannon Design Blog

Malcolm X College is a strategic response to the rapid evolution of healthcare in American and specifically Chicago. Courtesy: CannonDesign

CityLab profiles Malcolm X College teaching hospital

Malcolm X College has invested in new architecture and high-tech... » more

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Videos

Video: Effective Building Automation Controls...

An examination of the design and construction...

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Newswatch: Hospitals

This focused newsletter covers hospitals and health care facilities, including codes and standards, electrical/power, HVAC, fire and life safety, and other engineering topics.

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