Heating and Ventilation

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Business of Engineering October 23, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: October 16-22, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. K-12 school design strategies, indoor air quality, ground fault protection, commissioning giants and HVAC changes required by COVID-19.

By Chris Vavra
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Hospitals October 21, 2020

Case study: Hospital pivots to adjust for COVID-19

For the Parkview Regional Medical Center Core Tower expansion, engineers were able to modify design to accommodate COVID-19 patients as the project was in progress

By April Woods
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Lighting October 16, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: October 9-15, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. UV light for aerosol disinfection, indoor air quality, motor circuit protection, smart building consulting and nanotech filter coatings.

By Chris Vavra
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HVAC October 16, 2020

Sustaining indoor air quality

Maintaining indoor air quality is imperative for occupant health and comfort as well as the reliable operation and longevity of information technology equipment

By Michael Streich and Saahil Tumber
hospital room equipment
HVAC October 15, 2020

What HVAC changes are required by COVID-19? Learn from AEI experts

Experts at Affiliated Engineers Inc. weigh in on HVAC, codes and standards and smart buildings

By Joel Boado, PE, LEED AP, and Greg J. Quinn, PE, LEED AP
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Commissioning October 13, 2020

Commissioning Guideline offers best practices, approaches

ACG’s reimagined document recognizes new priorities now that commissioning is business as usual

By The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
HVAC October 9, 2020

Making IAQ better with COVID-19 in the air

How can building HVAC systems be modified to provide a safer environment in new and renovated spaces?

By Sunondo Roy
Boilers, Chillers October 8, 2020

Series counterflow chiller arrangement benefits

Configuring water-cooled chiller plants in a series counterflow (SCF) arrangement splits the lift between two machines to enhance the operating efficiency of the plant.

By Cory Duggin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP; TLC Engineering for Architecture, Brentwood, Tenn.
Physics professor Seamus Curran has developed a coating designed to be used on air filters, capable of capturing airborne virus particles and trapping them on the filter’s coating without limiting air flow. Courtesy: University of Houston
HVAC October 6, 2020

Nanotech filter coating captures COVID-19 droplets

A nanotech coating designed to allow air filters to capture airborne or aerosolized droplets of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been developed by University of Houston researchers.

By Jeannie Kever
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HVAC October 2, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, September 2020

Read the best articles in September 2020 including: Limiting COVID-19 spread, engine installation, designing government buildings, Product of the Year finalists, MEP Giants revenue and more

By Chris Vavra