Building Types - Specialty Buildings

Adaptive reuse: Much more than historic preservation

Repurposing old buildings for retail, restaurants, and housing is more than cost-effective. In many... » more

Lighting control basics: occupancy and vacancy sensors explained

Occupancy sensors have been around for decades and, when used correctly, can be a highly efficient... » more

Plume abatement technology

ClearSky plume abatement technology provides cooling tower efficiency, conserves water, and reduces... » more

Poll: Specialty structures

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Can you make a new building as cool as a warehouse?

The American pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness is a glittering glare of polish and gloss, all... » more

Three key trends in student housing for Boston’s higher education community

Student housing remains a leading focus for the city of Boston and its higher education... » more

Arup Thoughts: Consider ‘people factors’ early

Assets, such as buildings, don’t work in isolation; people use and operate them. So people need to... » more

Arup Thoughts: Design buildings for the future

Cities across the globe are facing increasing demand on the resources they need to function. » more

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Webcasts

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Critical power webcast: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a backup system for a...

Lighting webcast: LED specifications

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in selecting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Register for this education session on July 28 to learn more about specifying LEDs.

Your questions answered: Designing for Minimum Flow With VFD Operation

Jim Swetye, senior technical trainer at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Ohio tackled unanswered questions from the June 14, 2016, webcast on minimum flow considerations when using variable frequency drives (VFDs). » more

Webcast: Designing for Minimum Flow with VFD Operation

When we enter the world of variable speed pumping, we must remember that all centrifugal pumps have some minimum allowable speed and flow rates. Register for this webcast on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Your questions answered: What is inverter duty anyway?

Questions not addressed during the May 24 webcast “What is Inverter Duty Anyway?” are answered here.  » more

Newswatch: Data Centers

This specialty newsletter focuses on data centers and mission critical facilities, including electrical/power, HVAC, fire suppression, and other engineering topics.

Cannon Design Blog

Innovative design vs. innovative process

Isn't innovative laboratory design today a mix of both research... » more

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Videos

Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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Newswatch: Hospitals

This focused newsletter covers hospitals and health care facilities, including codes and standards, electrical/power, HVAC, fire and life safety, and other engineering topics.

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