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Office Buildings August 15, 2022

Project Profile: 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The team of engineers and designers utilized their unique knowledge of the building to create this space.

By GHT Limited
Office Buildings August 15, 2022

Project Profile: DC37

This project involved the energy solutions group to create energy models and compare different HVAC systems on their energy efficiency for DC37.

By Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers PC
Office Buildings August 15, 2022

Project profile: Lakeview Office Building

This new core-shell office building, in Kirkland across from Carillon Point, is set to be the first mass timber office development east of Greater Seattle.

By Rushing Engineering
Office Buildings August 15, 2022

Project Profile: 1735 N Lynn Street

The 1735 N Lynn Street project focused on HVAC systems being implemented to thermally condition the space and minimize air infiltration while maintaining energy efficiency.

By GHT Limited
Office Buildings February 14, 2022

Office building design has changed

COVID, employee well-being and indoor air quality issues have all changed the way office buildings are designed

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings September 1, 2021

Project profile: Minnesota Army National Guard, Arden Hills Readiness Center

The 149,735-SF National Guard Readiness Center complex serves as the new home for the 34th Infantry Division.

By LEO A DALY
Office Buildings September 1, 2021

Project profile: Zeiss Michigan Quality Excellence Center

SmithGroup designed a building while balancing the environmental needs of people and machines

By SmithGroup
Office Buildings September 1, 2021

Project Profile: Humana Offices – Rosslyn

MEP engineering design services were provided for a high-rise Class A trophy office space in the vibrant Rosslyn neighborhood in Northern Virginia.

By GHT Limited
Office Buildings September 1, 2021

Project Profile: Ballston Exchange Office Building

The former headquarters of the National Science Foundation headquarters was redesigned and retrofitted into a mixed-use project to become a part of a growing community.

By GHT Limited
Office Buildings June 16, 2021

Expert Q&A: Tetra Tech’s Staci Atwater discusses the role adaptability plays in designing more equitable spaces

Discussion on how to address the gaps between sustainability, wellness, and equity.

By Glumac
Office Buildings February 19, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings December 3, 2020

Best practices in science, technology office design

Within the constraints of the typical COVID-19 office protocols, lab users face additional challenges, which requires designers to adjust.

By Anne Bradley, Julia Janaro and Megan Chorley
Office Buildings June 22, 2020

COVID-19 safety lessons to learn from Shanghai office workers

Glumac's Shanghai employees are returning to the office, but there are many adjustments they have to make getting to the office and while they are working due to COVID-19.

By Glumac
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
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
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)
Office Buildings February 7, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 31 to February 6

Read the best articles from the past week. Office building design, NFPA 20 fire pumps, successful acoustic projects, electrical design for smoke control systems, and the top January CSE articles.

By Chris Vavra
Office Buildings January 29, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings?

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

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings January 16, 2020

Interior Design: Showtime HQ One of Most Creative Offices of 2019

The dynamic 50,000 sf, two-story workplace offers stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and is equipped with interactive meeting areas, a central social hub cafe, new workspaces for employees with cutting-edge technology, and a state-of-the-art screening room.

By CannonDesign
Office Buildings October 9, 2019

Project Showcase: Krispy Kreme Headquarters

Krispy Kreme is in the process of expanding its footprint in North Carolina and giving its corporate offices a modern makeover.

By RTM Associates
Office Buildings September 11, 2019

Project Showcase: Chicago Cruise Lines

The new headquarters, a 9,800-square-foot office, is conveniently located next to the cruise line’s docking area on the river.

By RTM Associates
Office Buildings August 7, 2019

DGS Natural Resources HQ, P Street

The property is designed to meet LEED Platinum and zero-net energy standards, with such features as radiant floor heating and chilled beams, as well as reclaimed water systems.

By Glumac
Office Buildings July 31, 2019

DGS O Street Office Building

The O Street property is designed to meet LEED Platinum and zero-net energy standards.

By Glumac
Office Buildings February 21, 2019

Up and running: The speedy recovery of Houston’s City Hall

Engineers Tom Smith, Hussein Moussa, and Steve Done from Arup’s Houston office responded to a request for help from officials at the City of Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

By Kelsey Eichhorn
Office Buildings January 16, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings August 17, 2018

Case study: Innovative lighting in an office headquarters

MilliporeSigma's new North American headquarters offices required creative lighting design.

By Sara Schonour, LC; Barrett Newell; and Victoria Riedinger; CannonDesign, Boston
Office Buildings May 14, 2018

2018 40 Under 40: Melody Ablola, CMILT; 35

Associate Logistics Consultant, Arup, San Francisco BS and BA industrial and systems engineering, University of San DiegoMSc international transport and logistics,University of Glamorgan, Wales Ablola is an associate logistics consultant in the San Francisco office of Arup. She joined the firm’s New York City office in 2006 after working for a global pharmaceutical company in San Diego for 2 years. While in Arup’s New York office, she worked on large-capital distribution centers, such as a first-of-its-kind automation design for the Zappos.com distribution center, which was carried over when the company was purchased by Amazon.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager; Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 14, 2018

2018 40 Under 40: David Bhuta, PE; 39

Director, Raleigh Office, JENSEN HUGHES, N.C. BS fire protection engineering, University of Maryland, College ParkMBA, University of Redlands, Calif. After graduating from college, Bhuta accepted a job with the Southwest division of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in San Diego. After 3 years, he relocated to the Los Angeles area to pursue a career in the private sector. After a small stint working for the city of Pasadena, Calif., he accepted a position with a consulting firm in Los Angeles named Hughes Associates, which eventually became JENSEN HUGHES.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager; Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 14, 2018

2018 40 Under 40: Samuel Haberman, PE, LEED AP BD+C, LC; 34

Associate Principal, Alvine Engineering, Oklahoma City BS architectural engineering, University of NebraskaMAE, University of NebraskaMBA, University of Nebraska at Omaha Haberman is an associate principal at Alvine Engineering in Oklahoma City, a family-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 50 years of expertise in MEP and fire protection (MEP/FP) engineering and technology systems engineering. Alvine has four offices across the Midwest. Haberman joined the firm in 2008 after spending a year at an engineering company in Colorado.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager; Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 14, 2018

2018 40 Under 40: Robert Henderson, PE, CEng, LEED AP; 37

Associate, Arup, San Francisco MEng mechanical engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Henderson is a mechanical engineer who works in Arup’s building engineering group in San Francisco. With more than 10 years at the firm, he has gained international experience in the design of prestigious tall buildings and other large-scale developments with acclaimed architects. Such projects include the Apple Campus 2, the Shard London Bridge Tower, Athens National Opera House and National Library, and the Parc 1 development in Seoul.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager; Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 14, 2018

2018 40 Under 40: Aaron Vanney, PE, LEED AP; 36

Vice President, JENSEN HUGHES, Dubai, United Arab Emirates BS mechanical engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MassachusettsMS fire protection engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute With more than 13 years of experience, Vanney is vice president of JENSEN HUGHES’ Middle East operations. He joined the firm in 2005 as an associate engineer in the Chicago office and was promoted to associate manager of the International Division prior to relocating to the Dubai, United Arab Emirates, office in 2009. While in Dubai, he took on the role of general manager of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices in 2014 and has since expanded his role to overseeing the Middle East Operations.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager; Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings April 26, 2018

Best practices for engineering firm licensing and management

Engineering firms may be required to obtain company licenses or complete other registrations. It’s vital to stay informed on best practices and how to properly manage your engineering firm before providing services.

By Jerri-Lynn Wier, Harbor Compliance, Lancaster, Pa.
Office Buildings April 19, 2018

Case study: Innovative lighting controls

A Chicago-based architectural engineering office integrated an Internet of Things (IoT)-based lighting control system.

By Katy C. Boat, Electrical Engineer & Lighting Designer, SmithGroupJJR
Office Buildings March 12, 2018

2018 workplace trends: Refocusing on the strengths of a company

Focusing on human interaction, fulfilling employee needs, and meeting the demand for artificial intelligence top the workplace trends of 2018.

By Lindsey Baker, CannonDesign
Office Buildings August 31, 2017

Hungry for information

Engineers and building professionals are curious and hungry for information—no matter what level of experience

By Amara Rozgus
Office Buildings June 22, 2017

New steps for sustainability: Living building challenge brought to Asia

Glumac's new office in Shanghai is a big step for sustainability and green building in Asia. The design team has overcome several obstacles for this living building challenge.

By Leonard Klein, Glumac
Office Buildings May 15, 2017

2017 40 Under 40: Amit Bhansali, PE, CEM, BEMP, 32

Associate, Senior Mechanical Engineer, WSP

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 15, 2017

2017 40 Under 40: Zachary Schneider, PE, LEED AP, LC, CxA; 35

Partner, Electrical Engineer, CMTA Inc.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings March 27, 2017

What does the future hold?

What are the emerging trends in the building engineering field? Tell us what you're seeing.

By Amara Rozgus, CFE Media
Office Buildings February 1, 2017

Choose the right partner for your lighting application

Coordination among teams, the right design and product specifications, code compliance, and other factors all influence both schedule and budget, which is why choosing the right design partner is critical to success.

By RTM Engineering Consultants, Ill.
Office Buildings December 30, 2016

Self-powered wireless switches and sensors

The self-powered wireless sensors collect required data to operate large numbers of IoT devices efficently without any need of a battery.

By EnOcean
Office Buildings September 13, 2016

The demands of mixed-use facilities: electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

Mixed-use facilities require engineers to handle several complex components. Here, engineers with experience on such facilities offer advice on bringing successful execution into the mix with electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety.

By CFE Media
Office Buildings May 16, 2016

2016 40 Under 40: Alex Lofting, CEng, 38

Associate Principal, Arup, San Francisco BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, U.K.

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 16, 2016

2016 40 Under 40: Vance Nall, PE, 39

Division Manager, RMF Engineering Inc., Atlanta BS Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings January 8, 2016

5 ways to design for an intergenerational healthcare workforce

How to maximize intergenerational healthcare workforces.

By CannonDesign
Office Buildings October 22, 2015

Designing, enhancing office buildings: Electrical, power, and lighting

Office buildings might seem like relatively simple structures, but engineers with experience in the field know differently. Electrical, power, and lighting systems are discussed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings May 14, 2015

2015 40 Under 40: Richard Hopkins, PE, LEED AP, 31

Associate, Mechanical Engineer, ccrd Partners, Denver BS Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 6, 2015

2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study: Lighting in office buildings

Read about these five key findings from the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study.

By Amanda Pelliccione, CFE Media
Office Buildings October 31, 2014

Wireless sensor unit for lighting

The wireless sensor unit provides full digital passive infrared, light level, and temperature sensing combined with a distributed intelligence control's architecture and wireless communication.

By Enlighted, Inc.
Office Buildings September 3, 2014

Project profile: Headquarters electrical improvement

System upgrades for a 16-story office building will help reduce electrical costs.

By A&R Contruccion Sustentable y Mantenimiento
Office Buildings August 28, 2014

LED floodlight series

The FLL and FXL LED floodlights are designed for office buildings, safety/security, and other applications and are listed to UL1598 for use in wet locations and are DLC qualified.

Office Buildings May 19, 2014

2014 40 Under 40: Jeff Oke, PE, LEED AP, 36

Project Executive, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Naperville, Ill.

By Silvia Chavez and Amara Rozgus
Office Buildings October 23, 2013

Creating efficient office lighting

An example of an office that used energy modeling for HVAC load analysis and a lighting optimization simulation analysis.

By David Duthu, PE, and Nolan Rome, PE, LEED AP, ccrd partners, Houston
Office Buildings October 23, 2013

Simulating daylighting

Glumac implemented daylighting control to achieve energy savings for their Portland headquarters.

By David Duthu, PE, and Nolan Rome, PE, LEED AP, ccrd partners, Houston
Office Buildings August 30, 2013

What I learn each year from the MEP Giants

The 100 consulting engineer firms that make the MEP Giants list each year can teach us all a few tricks of the trade.

By Amara Rozgus
Office Buildings June 20, 2013

Achieving daylighting credits for LEED

Learn the steps to achieve points for the U.S. Green Building Council LEED EQc8.1: Daylight and Views – Daylight credit.

By Siva K. Haran, PE, LC, LEED AP, CxA; exp US Services Inc., Chicago
Office Buildings June 20, 2013

Achieving daylighting credits for LEED: Glossary and definitions

Explaining precise meanings for terminology when analyzing daylighting in AGi32.

By Siva K. Haran, PE, LC, LEED AP, CxA exp US Services Inc., Chicago
Office Buildings April 8, 2013

TLC Engineering for Architecture names three principals

TLC Engineering for Architecture named Aimee Weiner, Mark Murphy, and Cheryl A. Maze, three longtime associates with the firm, as principals.

Office Buildings February 20, 2013

ESD promotes four to VP

Environmental Systems Design has promoted industry veterans Efren Molina, Tony Kempa, Austin Bredow, and Richard Winters to vice president.

By Environmental Systems Design Inc.
Office Buildings January 31, 2013

Buro Happold appoints director of technical engineering

John Pulley has been appointed by Buro Happold to lead the firm's U.S. offices in knowledge management and sharing the firm's intellectual assets.

Office Buildings December 14, 2012

Syska Hennessy hires Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg has been hired to lead Syska's regional commissioning practice from the Chicago office.

Office Buildings October 26, 2012

WSP Flack + Kurtz names senior associate

Nathan Wesselius, a mechanical and refrigeration engineer, has been named as a senior associate at WSP Flack + Kurtz in the firm's Seattle office.

Office Buildings October 16, 2012

NEBB appoints 2013 board of directors

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau appointed Stanley Fleischer to lead the board as its president for 2013. Robert Linder will serve as president-elect.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Office Buildings March 12, 2012

TLC announces new directors

TLC Engineering for Architecture has named Mark Gelfo the Director of Business Development and Sustainability; Rafi Wartan as the Director for the Jacksonville office; and Cheryl Maze as Corporate Marketing and Branding Manager.

Office Buildings February 23, 2012

Coffman Engineers names managing principal

Arvind Nerurkar has been named the managing principal for Coffman Engineers' Seattle office.

Office Buildings January 17, 2012

EwingCole expands leadership team

EwingCole has added Patrick Brunner as Managing Principal and Andrea Zeitman Adamson as Director of Business Development for the Washington, D.C., office.

Office Buildings December 29, 2011

Consulting firm hires three to Virginia office

Skelly and Loy has hired Rex A. Peppler, PE, Darryl L. White, and Paul J. Fischer to the firm's Wise, Va., office.

Office Buildings October 13, 2011

Girard Engineering names principals

Girard Engineering has named David Schaeffer and Susan Sheridan as principals with the firm.

Office Buildings May 15, 2010

2017 40 Under 40: Brian Coffield, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 36

Principal, Lead Mechanical Engineer, SmithGroupJJR, Washington

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 15, 2010

2017 40 Under 40: Gayle Davis, PE, CxA, 32

Project Manager, Stanley Consultants

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings May 15, 2010

2017 40 Under 40: Jeffrey Landreth, PE, LEED AP, CEA, CEM, CPMP, BEAP, BEMP, ENV SP; 35

Principal, Director of Energy and Sustainability, tk1sc

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief
Office Buildings October 16, 2002

Training Lacking for Branch Managers

Even though the vast majority of firm leaders agree that satellite office managers need to have a more developed skill set than project managers, it is the latter group that is much more likely to receive leadership and management training, concludes the Natick, Mass.-based market research firm ZweigWhite.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Office Buildings October 1, 2002

Project News

Boston-based Vanderweil Engineers recently opened an office in downtown Baltimore. The new location will enable the firm to expand further into the mid-Atlantic region. Vanderweil also plans to recruit professional and administrative staff to the new office over the next several months. The Baltimore office is located at 231 E.

By Staff
Office Buildings April 26, 2002

GSA Needs May Exceed D.C. Real Estate Offerings

Stricter security requirements for federal facilities combined with a growing need for office space may trigger a building boom in the Washington, D.C. area, according to a study recently completed by Delta Associates, Alexandria, Va., the research affiliate of real estate firm Transwestern Commercial Services.

By Staff
Office Buildings March 14, 2002

FMI Predicts Some Economic Recovery This Year

Digging out from the recession, construction activity in the hotel, retail and industrial sectors is expected to emerge from growth slumps this year, although it will take until 2003 for the office sector to recover, predicts FMI in a recently released construction outlook report.

By Staff