Mission Critical

Mission Critical October 6, 2021

Education Session: How to Design Health Care Power Systems

Emergency power supply systems in hospitals and health care facilities are key aspects of the electrical and power system. Learn how to design and specify power systems in these mission critical facilities by attending this session.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Mission Critical August 17, 2021

What hardened facilities can do for the continuity of critical services

Hardened facilities can continue critical services through natural disasters and man-made threats.

By Dewberry
Courtesy: TLC Engineering for Architecture
Mission Critical April 15, 2021

Public safety facilities and technology needs real-time information

Emergency operations centers, 911 communications facilities, law enforcement headquarters and hospital security offices rely on accurate and real-time information.

By Taw North
Mission Critical October 22, 2020

How operational understanding leads to resilient design

Designing a resilient building requires understanding of both the built environment and operations for critical facilities

By James D. Ferris
Mission Critical July 28, 2020

Your questions answered: Power event analysis in mission critical facilities

Ram Kaushik from Schneider Electric replied to questions from “Power event analysis in mission critical facilities,” originally broadcast on July 23, 2020.

By Ram Kaushik
Mission Critical November 2, 2018

Building Corporate Backbone

When the owners of ING Investment Products Group decided to build a new headquarters in West Chester, Pa., cabling infrastructure was a big concern. Recognizing the fast pace of technological developments and how difficult it is to avoid rapid obsolescence, they wanted a voice and data infrastructure that gave them not only reliable performance, but also longevity.

By Staff
Mission Critical November 2, 2018

Dollars for Homeland Security

As this past Saturday marked the third anniversary of 9/11, anti-terrorism measures continue to be on the mind of the federal government. The U.S. Dept.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Mission Critical May 14, 2018

2018 40 Under 40: James Dipping, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, ARCSAA, AP; 39

Vice President, Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD), Chicago BS mechanical engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago Dipping joined ESD in 2009. Since joining the firm, his project role has grown from project engineer to project manager to technical authority, and today to a technical director and discipline leader.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager; Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Mission Critical November 15, 2017

How to design medical buildings: Electrical, lighting, and power

Hospitals and health care buildings have become very sophisticated. Coordination among all parties, special attention to codes and standards, and a focus on patient comfort have each become highly important to engineers. Electrical and power system design are highly sophisticated.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Mission Critical June 20, 2017

Your facility is mission critical: Resiliency, electrical commissioning

Efficient electrical design directly contributes to resiliency and sustainability. Without it, the consequences can be expensive or unsafe. Extra care and oversight at the start of a project is important to prevent future problems.

By Reza Hosseini, Glumac