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Specialty Buildings

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Building Types July 23, 2020

The future of venue design amid COVID-19

Design professionals are working hand-in-hand with sports leagues and owners to develop strategies to control any potential spread of infection to reduce COVID-19 concerns and fears.

By Kevin Lewis
Cory Duggin, TLC Engineering Solutions
Energy Efficiency June 10, 2020

Behind the scenes with Cory Duggin

Cory Duggin, an energy modeler for TLC Engineering, offers engineering career advice as well as a favorite project of his.

By Cory Duggin
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Building Types June 10, 2020

A look at living-centered projects in California

A highlight of local projects in Califronia designed to address life’s complex interdependencies.

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Restaurant, Retail June 4, 2020

Six grocery and warehouse design trends because of COVID-19

COVID-19 is forcing grocery and warehouse companies to change their design to potentially stem the flow of the virus while keeping operations moving.

By Henderson Engineers
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