As critical facilities such as data centers, telecommunications hotels and hospitals continue to occupy the workloads of engineers, so does the need for redundant power-system design. A select group of professionals, currently active with projects, discusses new technology, design challenges and strategies in the last of this year's new Consulting-Specifying Engineer feature.
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Marketing communications planning is the process of creating a strategy for the content, frequency, reach, budget and desired outcome of advertising and public relations. These are goal-oriented activities, so it is essential that engineering firms start with a goal or outcome that is measurable-otherwise, the firm may never know if it has been attained.
Design professionals know the fees that they earn for construction administration rarely compensate them for the time spent and headaches incurred. An exciting, but controversial tool for construction administration is the project Web site.
When corporate officials at Standard Electric Company, Saginaw, Mich., decided to build a new headquarters, they placed an emphasis on energy efficiency. As an electrical distributor with 16 branches throughout Michigan, the leaders of this 70-year-old company wanted a facility that exemplified the efficiency and abilities that they provided to their clients.
T hese various government and research organizations are directly involved in building construction and design. If you know of others that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org . Government Departments Military National Laboratories Reference Research entities University Programs/Continuing Education Government Departments California Energy Commission Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network DOE Energy Information Administration DOE Federal Energy Management Program DOE Office of Industrial Technologies Energy Information Administration National Center for Photovoltaics National Institute of Standards and Technology National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Science Foundation New York State Energy Research and Development Authority U.S. Bureau of the Census U.S.
C oncerns over the environment has lead to even larger efficiency and sustainability concerns in building designs. Find below our sorted list of environment- and efficiency-related links. If you know of others that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at email@example.com . Energy Efficiency Green Building Design Renewable Energy General Resources Indoor Air Quality Ozone Depletion Hazardous Waste Energy Efficiency Alliance to Save Energy American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Center for Energy and the Environment Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies Consortium for Energy Efficiency Energy Foundation Global Change Iowa Energy Center Northeast Energy Efficiency Council Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Northwest Energy Coalition Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Tellus Institute U.S.
T he following is a list of organizations involved in the development of building codes and standards. If you know of other organizations that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org . To get information on the prevailing codes, standards and authorities-having-jurisdiction in any city around the U.S., visit Buildingteam.com’s exclusive code-information database . Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page American Institute of Architects American National Standards Institute American Society for Testing and Materials American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers Building Codes Assistance Project Building Officials and Code Administrators International Canadian Standards Association Factory Mutual International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials International Code Council International Conference of Building Code Officials International Fire Code Institute International Organization for Standardization (ISO) National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards National Institute of Standards and Technology National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Manufacturers Association Southern Building Code Congress Standards Engineering Society U.S. DOE Office of Building, Technology, State and Community Programs Underwriters Laboratories.
T here are a considerable number of associations dedicated to engineering and construction disciplines. A list of many of those can be found below. If you know of others that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at email@example.com . Controls Electrical Fire, Security and Life-Safety Gas Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Lighting Plumbing Telecommunications Professional Engineering Associations International Associations Miscellaneous Controls Air Movement and Control Association BACnet BACnet Manufacturer’s Association Control Systems Integrators Association Instrument Society of America Lighting Controls Association LonMark Interoperability Association Electrical Association of Energy Services Professionals Automatic Meter Reading Association Distributed Power Coalition of America Electronics Industry Alliance Electric Power Supply Association Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International District Energy Association Midwest Cogeneration Association North American Electric Reliability Council United States Combined Heat & Power Association Fire, Security, Life-Safety American Fire Sprinkler Association American Society for Industrial Security National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association National Fire Protection Association National Fire Sprinkler Association Society of Fire Protection Engineers Gas American Gas Association American Gas Cooling Center Institute of Gas Technology Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Natural Gas Supply Association HVAC Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Geothermal Energy Association Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium International Ground Source Heat Pump Association Lighting Energy Efficient Lighting Association Illuminating Engineering Society of North America International Association of Lighting Designers The Lighting Resource Plumbing American Concrete Pipe Association American Society of Plumbing Engineers American Society of Sanitary Engineering American Water Works Association Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe Association Plumbing and Drainage Institute Plumbing Manufacturers Institute Water Environment Federation Water Infrastructure Network Water Quality Association Telecommunications Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions BICSI Telecommunications Association Copper Development Association Telecommunications Industry Association Professional Engineering Associations Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology American Association of Engineering Societies American Consulting Engineers Council American Institute of Architects American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Safety Engineers Architectural Engineering Institute Association for Facilities Engineering Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers Building Owners and Managers Association International Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Construction Specification Institute Engineering Ethics Case of the Month Club Facilities Management Link (FMLink) International Facility Management Association International Federation of Consulting Engineers National Society of Professional Engineers Society of Women Engineers United Engineering Foundation International Associations Asia Asia Alternative Energy Program Australia Institute of Instrumentation and Control Institution of Engineers, Australia Sustainable Energy Authority, Australia Canada Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Canadian Earth Energy Association Canadian Engineering Network Canadian Gas Research Institute Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency Earth Energy Society of Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Europe Association for the Conservation of Energy Combined Heat & Power Association Consulting Engineers of British Columbia Engineering Council Institute of Refrigeration Institution of Electrical Engineers International Centre for Gas Technology Information International Energy Agency International Network for Sustainable Energy International Telecommunication Union The Utility Connection Miscellaneous American Institute of Architects American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services Construction Innovation Forum Construction Industry Roundtable Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Design-Build Institute of America National Engineering Week National Regulatory Research Institute New Buildings Institute.
Once Jack Dale Associates (JDA) quantified mechanical-system interactions for Texaco's data center, specified techniques were employed to upgrade the plant while avoiding disruptions to data-processing operations. Total construction costs for chiller-plant renovations commissioned by JDA were less than $600,000.