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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
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Automation, Controls May 29, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Building automation and controls

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Engineers working find these facilities can be as complex and advanced as any other building. What’s more, factors like increased interest in online shopping and demand to have desired products yesterday are boosting demand for these projects.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Top row: Leonard Belliveau Jr., Jason R. Gerke, George D. Halkias. Bottow row: Joshua Meinig, Doug Sandridge. Courtesy: Jensen Hughes, GRAEF, Stantec, CDM Smith, RTM Engineering
Sustainability May 29, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Sustainability and energy efficiency

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Engineers working find these facilities can be as complex and advanced as any other building

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CDM Smith
HVAC May 28, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: HVAC

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. HVAC and plumbing systems are complex, and require specialized design

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Burns & McDonnell
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Using a hybrid design approach to stairwell pressurization

While the design process for a stairwell pressurization system should account for many building specific variables and is anything but simple, the system used to achieve the performance criteria doesn’t have to be complicated

By Zach Ataiyan, PE
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Fire and life safety

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Fire and life safety systems can be as complex and advanced as any other building

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Top row: Leonard Belliveau Jr., Jason R. Gerke, George D. Halkias. Bottow row: Joshua Meinig, Doug Sandridge. Courtesy: Jensen Hughes, GRAEF, Stantec, CDM Smith, RTM Engineering
Electrical, Power May 26, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Electrical and power

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Electrical, power and lighting systems add another layer of complexity

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards May 22, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Codes and standards

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Engineers find these codes and standards can be as complex and advanced as any other building

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Building Types May 21, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Engineers working find these facilities can be as complex and advanced as any other building. What’s more, factors like increased interest in online shopping and demand to have desired products yesterday are boosting demand for these projects.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Best practices for designing smoke control systems

By incorporating NFPA 92 with best practices, fire protection engineers can successfully design smoke control systems for buildings

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp