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Codes & Standards: HVAC

Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a “catch and kill” air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. Courtesy: University of Houston
HVAC July 13, 2020

Researchers create air filter to trap, kill COVID-19

University of Houston researchers have collaborated and designed a “catch and kill” air filter with nickel foam that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly.

By Jeannie Kever
Courtesy: Peter Basso Associates
Mechanical July 10, 2020

Mechanical system operation, enhancement tips to reduce pandemic risks

HVAC and plumbing strategies can help reduce potential COVID-19 risks and enhance a mechanical system's operation.

By Dennis P. Sczomak
Webcasts Codes & Standards: HVAC July 9, 2020

HVAC system design

Depending on the building and its geographic location, there are several techniques for specifying HVAC systems in nonresidential buildings.

Airadigm Solutions completed the test and balance of the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital in El Paso, Texas, a 1.1-million-square-foot health care campus in May 2020. The project consists of a seven-story replacement hospital and five supporting buildings, including an inpatient clinic, outpatient clinic, administrative building, clinical investigation building and central utility plant. Courtesy: Airadigm
HVAC July 8, 2020

Air ventilation and HVAC with Brian Sharkey

Brian Sharkey with Airadigm Solutions offers test-and-balance professionals tips on air balancing and other HVAC issues in nonresidential buildings

By Brian Sharkey, NEBB CP, LEED AP
Business of Engineering July 1, 2020

Dewberry tips for handling COVID-19 engineering issues

Four Dewberry experts provide business and engineering trends for handling coronavirus requests and issues

By Dewberry
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Commissioning June 30, 2020

Commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis

Troy Byers from Commissioning Consultants provides input on how commissioning of HVAC systems is being handled during COVID-19

By Troy Byers, PE, CxA, TBE, LEED AP, NEBB CP
Courtesy: University of Michigan
HVAC June 29, 2020

Turning faces into thermostats for more personalized comfort

University of Michigan researchers has developed a solution that could provide more efficient and personalized comfort, completely doing away with the wall-mounted thermostats we’re accustomed to called Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat (HEAT).

By Gabe Cherry
Courtesy: CFE Media
Codes and Standards June 26, 2020

How to apply NFPA 99 to medical gas, telecommunication systems

Engineers should understand NFPA 99 — along with other guidelines and codes — when designing health care facilities

By Sal Bonetto and Donald Rosen
Codes and Standards June 19, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 12-18, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Smoke control systems, COVID-19 retail impacts and questions and designing for transformers and switchgear.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Smith Seckman Reid Inc.
Hospitals June 12, 2020

How to apply NFPA 99 in the design of health care facilities

Examine three areas of NFPA 99 that are often discussed during the design and construction of a health care facility

By Matt Short