Codes and Standards

Commissioning January 21, 2020

Video: Greater than the Sum of its Parts The Interdependence of MEP and Envelope Cx

This presentation will discuss the “whole building” commissioning process, industry standards, and code requirements to show how a well-integrated BECx + MEP Cx process provides synergistic benefits to building owners and enhances building performance.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Business of Engineering November 12, 2019

Five tips to ensure regulatory compliance with international codes, standards

A critical step in managing international projects is understanding how regulatory compliance changes across borders

By Amreen Grewal, Hedgehog Technologies, Burnaby, British Columbia
Figure 1: A primary current injection testing wiring diagram is shown. Courtesy: Arup
Electrical, Power February 3, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, January 2020

Read the best articles in January 2020 including: NEC changes, building automation advances, electrical design for smoke control systems, cooling coil condensate, lighting commissioning and more.

By Chris Vavra
Electrical February 14, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 7-13

Read the best articles from the past week. NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 20 fire pumps, office building design, successful acoustic projects and lighting occupancy sensors.

By Chris Vavra
HVAC February 10, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about HVAC and plumbing

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Read this for details on HVAC system and plumbing, piping and pumps

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Lighting December 31, 2019

Commissioning lighting occupancy sensors

Installing lighting occupancy sensors and commissioning the devices have many benefits, including reducing operational and maintenance costs

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, Metro CD Engineering, Columbus, Ohio