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Electrical, Power April 29, 2020

Your questions answered: Power for emergency fire/life safety systems

Questions not answered during the live webcast are answered here; learn more about emergency, standby and backup power for fire and life safety systems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, and Rick Reyburn, PE
Purdue University researchers developed a sensor to help control and cut down on energy consumption through heating and ventilation systems, particularly those used in large office and hospitality industry buildings. Courtesy: Purdue University
HVAC April 27, 2020

Carbon dioxide sensor can lower energy use, reduce utility costs

Purdue University researchers have developed a carbon dioxide sensor designed to control and cut down on energy consumption through heating and ventilation systems.

By Chris Adam
Business of Engineering April 20, 2020

Coronavirus’ impact on the A/E industry, April 20, 2020

Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news on the coronavirus and its impact on the industry. Highlights this week include a roundup on the general impact of the economy and a take on the post-coronavirus AEC industry.

By Morrissey Goodale
Courtesy: SmithGroup
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)
Courtesy: Field Condition/Henderson Engineers
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