Commissioning August 13, 2019

Dewberry project profile: Marriott Headquarters

Marriott Headquarters, Bethesda, MD

By Dewberry
Commissioning July 25, 2019

A shared city will include seniors

Due to rapid urbanization many of the world’s seniors will now live their entire lives in urban environments.

By Arup
Commissioning July 15, 2019

Integrating direct digital controls

Learn about control system attributes, and how integrated control systems can be designed for various building systems

By Jason R. Gerke, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, GRAEF, Milwaukee
Commissioning June 3, 2019

Stack Effect: Why it was so difficult to stay warm this winter

Many street-level tenants of high-rise buildings found it nearly impossible to keep occupants warm despite having thermostats set to maintain comfortable temperatures. In many cases the problem, while fairly common, is not widely understood — it’s known as stack effect.

By Phil Miller
Commissioning May 17, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 10 to May 16

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: Understanding GFCI nuisances, visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, developing hyperscale data centers and what you need to know about building commissioning.

By McKenzie Burns
Commissioning May 3, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 26 to May 2

Integrating modeling into building design, resilience in HVAC design, Product of the Year finalists, designing resilient buildings, and cybersecurity in automation were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 26 to May 2. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Commissioning May 3, 2019

What you need to know about building commissioning

The unprecedented technology advancements of the last three decades have only made the built environment more sophisticated, but at the same time the perceived relevance of commissioning has suffered.

By John Wixson
Commissioning April 10, 2019

PBA Chairman, Peter J. Basso, PE, FASHRAE, and Principal Randy M. Wisniewski share Experience/Thoughts on Peer Review – A Commissioning Fringe Benefit or More

Basso and Wisniewski of PBA, Suggest Input from 'Knowledgeable, Experienced Peer Reviewers'

By Peter J. Basso, PE, FASHRAE, Chairman and Randy M. Wisniewski, Director of CA/CX Services, PBA
Commissioning April 9, 2019

Designing resilient buildings

Existing building commissioning (EBCx) is a vital factor in designing resilient buildings.

By Woody Thompson, PE, CxA, CEM, REP, CBCP, CPMP, LEED AP; RS&H, San Antonio
Commissioning April 5, 2019

Using Target Value Design: A Short Introduction

Project structures and processes, such as Target Value Design (TVD), are becoming popular with owners.

By Terry Werth, PE