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Mission Critical

Courtesy: RTM Associates
Hospitals March 30, 2020

Preparing for COVID–19: Strategies for creating isolation areas with existing hospital infrastructure

Hospitals and clinics will need to find ways to support an increase in patients who test positive for the virus. Strategies for creating isolation wards and using underutilized space can help.

By RTM Associates
Control systems will have more than 20,000 discrete control points. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Data Centers March 27, 2020

BB&T Bank Primary Data Center

AEI worked with BB&T Bank Primary Data Center to provide an interactive critical operations manual (COM) that integrates into the asset management system

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Hospitals March 18, 2020

How U.S. hospitals are designed to battle coronavirus, other infectious diseases

Hospitals are designed to control the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. A look at how they do this as well as some ideas health systems may want to consider as they prepare for the pandemic-related possibilities we face.

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Data Centers March 16, 2020

Data centers consume less energy than thought

Research from Northwestern University offers comprehensive analysis presents a more nuanced presents of global energy use related to data centers

By Amanda Morris
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Emergency, Standby, Backup March 4, 2020

Your questions answered: How to specify backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Additional information from the Feb. 27, 2020, webcast was provided by the presenters

By Bart Hogge, PE, ATD, LEED AP; Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Webcasts Mission Critical March 4, 2020

Can you specify CRAC systems to deliver free cooling in a data center?

In this case, yes you can. Learn from the team that designed energy-efficient cooling in a California data center

Courtesy: Dewberry
Building Types March 3, 2020

Dewberry project profile: David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center expansion

David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center, Tulsa, Okla.

By Dewberry
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning February 18, 2020

Video: Commissioning Electrical Systems in Mission Critical Facilities

Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities requires great care and planning and save clients the extreme costs from system outages due to improperly tested equipment or insufficient levels of testing

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Webcasts Mission Critical February 14, 2020

How to specify backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities

When designing backup, standby and emergency power systems for mission critical facilities, there are several considerations beyond NFPA 70: National Electrical Code and other building code requirements that must be addressed.

Codes and Standards January 14, 2020

How egress is planned using NFPA 101

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is one of the primary sources for the requirements of exit pathways

By Richard Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.