Codes and Standards

Codes and Standards August 23, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 16-August 22

Read the best articles from the past week. ASHRAE's data center energy standard anniversary, starting designs for a smart building, how to use IgCC and Standard 189.1, implementing NFPA 99-2018 and the 2019 MEP Giants.

By McKenzie Burns
Codes and Standards July 30, 2019

ASHRAE’s energy standard for data centers turns three

When specifying to meet ASHRAE Standard 90.4, examine the lessons learned to evaluate a path forward

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, Oak Park, Illinois

Electrical, Power

Electrical, Power August 22, 2019

Safe electrical system design 

Safety is a top priority in a building’s electrical system design

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Certus, Carrollton, Texas

Fire, Life Safety

Fire, Life Safety August 16, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 9-August 15

Read the best articles from the past week. MEP Giants revenue increase, MEP Giants mergers and acquisitions, modern codes and mass timber buildings, 2019 MEP Giants and technologies to watch in fire and life safety.

By McKenzie Burns


HVAC August 23, 2019

Interpreting ASHRAE 62.1

ASHRAE Standard 62.1 is best known for its regulation of the amount of ventilation air delivered to each space in a commercial building by HVAC systems through various ventilation approaches to system design

By Carol Qing Li, PE, LEED AP, Interface Engineering, Los Angeles


Lighting August 21, 2019

Light and wellness: A circadian approach to lighting design

A growing body of research shows that lighting has a significant impact on people’s well-being

By Brian Stacy, IALD, LEED AP, Arup, New York City