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Office Buildings March 24, 2020

Case study: Office building pressurization

Consider the impact of infiltration and building pressurization on air systems in an office building

By Kevin Ricart, PE; Rosemary Hwang, LEED AP; and Connor Harrigan
DLR Group worked on the Pete Mirelez Human Services Center for Adams County in Westminster, Colo. The 315,000-square-foot building had been part of the Western Electric campus, now mostly demolished. The interior of the three-story building was gutted, a 5,000-square-foot lobby addition designed and all-new utilities and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were provided to serve the structure. New features include full kitchen, fitness area, data center and equipment rooms. Courtesy: DLR Group
Office Buildings March 20, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: March 13-19, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Preventing the coronavirus with preparation, portable coronavirus detection, balancing power quality and energy efficiency, NFPA 101 and building egress, and improved energy efficiency for businesses and vehicles.

By Chris Vavra
NASA Headquarters Control Room rendering. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Office Buildings March 13, 2020

NASA Central Campus Headquarters Replacement Office Building and Data Center

Transition to a multi-user 21st century spaceport.

By Affiliated Engineers
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Office Buildings March 10, 2020

Video: Benchmarking and Operational Achievements at Willis Tower

Rivion assisted Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) with achieving the ENERGY STAR certification, becoming the largest office building ever to do so.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
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Building Types March 2, 2020

Considerations for building in dense urban areas

While many issues involved in these types of designs are universal, there are some that are specific to the building type or location when it comes to dense urban areas, with some being specific to a particular city.

By Brent Felten and Bret Willett
Electrical February 18, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about electrical and lighting solutions

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Electrical, power and lighting systems are at the forefront

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards February 17, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about codes and standards

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project; it is vital to understand codes and standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical February 14, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 7-13

Read the best articles from the past week. NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 20 fire pumps, office building design, successful acoustic projects and lighting occupancy sensors.

By Chris Vavra
Fire, Life Safety February 11, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about fire and life safety systems

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Fire protection engineers play a key role

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
HVAC February 10, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about HVAC and plumbing

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Read this for details on HVAC system and plumbing, piping and pumps

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer