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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
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Fire, Life Safety May 13, 2020

Changing airport firefighting foam suppression systems

If aqueous film-forming foam is not good for the environment or our health, why is it still in use?

By Steve Dryden
Courtesy: SOM
Automation, Controls April 30, 2020

Case study: Streamlining Sea-Tac Airport via passenger simulation

Using complex simulation and modeling techniques, designers were able to understand the flow of passengers through the future international arrivals facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

By Najim Afzalzada and Aarshabh Misra
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
Table 1: This illustrates a project-scale matrix characterization. The model correlates characterization factors including the input/output volume, the number of controllers and staffing demands for the task of programming and integration. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Automation, Controls April 23, 2020

How to find success on a process automation building project

Large-scale process automation projects have unique requirements and complexities that automation specialists should consider to mitigate issues and provide a path for success

By David Ubert and Francisco Alcala
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Building Types April 21, 2020

Infection control technologies for building design

Building design and operations need to consider infection control technologies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dustin Schafer
Building Types April 8, 2020

Converting alternative structures for COVID-19 patients

Converting structures such as hospitals, arenas, convention centers and other large-scale buildings in the wake of COVID-19 is a challenge, but perhaps a necessary one as the pandemic continues.

By Mark Chrisman, PE, Ph.D.