Heating and Ventilation

Courtesy: AABC/Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
Building Types January 22, 2021

Recommendations for periodic testing, adjusting and balancing of existing buildings

Existing, occupied buildings can benefit greatly from the TAB process as well by improving its performance and efficiency.

By Gaylon Richardson
Figure 4: Smart sensors located above and next to lighting provide data for motion, lighting levels, temperature and power with Bluetooth technology. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Labs, Research January 21, 2021

Case study: laboratory design

A lab expansion used IoT sensor technology to gather building data

By Tim King and Ray Mans
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Automation, Controls January 20, 2021

How smart buildings combat health concerns

Building owners can use sensor technology and centralized building controls to make their buildings safer and more resilient

By Tim King and Ray Mans
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Building Types January 14, 2021

Ultra-low temperature storage considerations for COVID-19 vaccines

There are many challenges companies need to consider when it comes to ultra-low temperature storage considerations when it comes to safely storing vaccines.

By Jon Flann and Jake Katzenberger
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives January 7, 2021

How to choose between an ECM and a VFD

While each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable frequency drives have important differences in simplicity, flexibility, cost and other factors

By Larry Gardner
Courtesy: James Steinkamp, WSP
HVAC December 22, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: HVAC and plumbing

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Events and Awards December 21, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: December 11-17, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Product of the Year winners, electrical grounding and bonding, 2019 NFPA 110, science and technology office design and designing a VRF.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Dewberry
Building Types December 21, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: James Steinkamp, WSP
Energy Efficiency December 18, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Energy efficiency

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Stanley Consultants
Office Buildings December 15, 2020

Case study: Designing VRF for an office

Using an office building as an example, a variable refrigerant flow system is designed to meet the owner’s needs and current standards

By Gayle Davis