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Data Centers July 20, 2020

What ASHRAE 90.4 does for data center energy efficiency

The design and operation of data centers continues to evolve, with ASHRAE Standard 90.4 as guidance

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, Oak Park, Illinois
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Hospitals June 30, 2020

How to maintain hospital functionality during construction

Referring to NFPA 99 helps engineers minimize impacts in hospital and health care projects. Replacing, extending or removing existing systems will result in outages; here are tips on how to avoid problems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
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Codes and Standards June 26, 2020

How to apply NFPA 99 to medical gas, telecommunication systems

Engineers should understand NFPA 99 — along with other guidelines and codes — when designing health care facilities

By Sal Bonetto and Donald Rosen
Hospitals June 22, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer June 2020 Issue

Read the June 2020 digital edition to learn about NFPA 99, maintaining health care facilities and how engineers are responding to COVID-19.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Hospitals June 19, 2020

Basics of NFPA 99 changes for hospital design

How engineers should navigate the changes to the 2018 edition of NFPA 99

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
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Hospitals June 15, 2020

Flexible design helped behavioral health hospital adapt to COVID-19

The University of Kansas Strawberry Hill Behavioral Health Hospital was able to adjust and function through the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to its flexible building design.

By Stephanie Vito
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Hospitals June 12, 2020

How to apply NFPA 99 in the design of health care facilities

Examine three areas of NFPA 99 that are often discussed during the design and construction of a health care facility

By Matt Short
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Hospitals June 3, 2020

Medical center serving as COVID-19 testing, treatment site in West Bengal

Tata Medical Center in Kolkata, India, which regularly treats cancer patients, has adapted to being a testing location for treating COVID-positive cancer patients.

By Yogesh Jog
A team of engineers at the University of Missouri has designed a flexible material that can help buildings withstand multiple waves of energy traveling through a solid material, including the ground motions found in earthquakes. Courtesy: University of Missouri
Building Envelope May 29, 2020

Designing flexible material to protect buildings

University of Missouri researchers designed a flexible material that can help buildings withstand multiple waves of energy traveling through a solid material, including the ground motions found in earthquakes.

By Eric Stann
biocontainment laboratories are where various pathogenic organisms and agents (i.e., viruses, bacteria or toxins that produce a disease) are held and studied in a highly controlled and isolated environment. Courtesy: CannonDesign
Labs, Research May 26, 2020

Designing public health laboratories to safeguard researchers during pandemics

In laboratories across the globe, researchers are working around the clock to develop better testing procedures and treatments to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

By Stephen Blair and Michael Vinkler