Codes & Standards: HVAC

Codes & Standards: HVAC October 28, 2013

Heat exchanger codes and standards

Construction and fabrication are governed and controlled by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

By Jose R Rodriguez, Mike Sammut, and Arslan Asovic
Codes & Standards: HVAC October 28, 2013

Heat exchanger selection and optimization

The selection process is a trade-off between the overall heat transfer coefficient, which influences the pump head on the HVAC system.

By Jose R Rodriguez, Mike Sammut, and Arslan Asovic
Codes & Standards: HVAC September 16, 2013

Codes, standards for mixed-use buildings

Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Codes and standards from NFPA to IECC challenge engineers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: HVAC August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Codes and standards

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Codes and standard dictate many test, measurement, and verification techniques.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: HVAC July 24, 2013

Send in the engineering troops: Codes and standards

Military facilities present an army of challenges—exacting codes and regulations, stepped-up security issues, and budgetary concerns. Codes compliance is a key area of focus.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: HVAC July 15, 2013

ASHRAE 62.1: A review of key requirements and concepts

ASHRAE Standard 62.1: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality is the most commonly referenced standard to quantify acceptable conditions and appropriate HVAC system design.

By Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Arup, Seattle
Codes & Standards: HVAC May 13, 2013

Key nonstructural changes to 2012 IBC

Learn about the significant nonstructural changes to the 2012 International Building Code that typically impact consulting and specifying engineers.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates Inc., Columbia, Md.