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Heating and Ventilation

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HVAC April 24, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 17-23, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. COVID-19 strategies for hospitals, NFPA 101, coronavirus' effects on the A/E industry and grow facilities.

By Chris Vavra
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Hospitals April 20, 2020

Rapid conversion of an isolation suite for COVID-19 patient care

UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., modified its buildings to mitigate the spread of the virus and prepare for an increased number of COVID-19 patients

By Brandon Nevin
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Business of Engineering April 17, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 10-16, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. COVID-19 strategies for hospitals, NFPA 101, coronavirus' effects on the A/E industry and grow facilities.

By Chris Vavra
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HVAC April 14, 2020

Climate-informed HVAC increases in relative humidity may fight COVID-19 and other pandemics

Indoor relative humidity is a function of seasonal climate and building HVAC. The range of 40 to 60% RH may reduce contagion and help those who are infected

By George Karidis, Rob Thompson
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Automation, Controls April 14, 2020

Integrating building systems through controls

By considering updated controls architecture, integrating building systems together becomes much more attainable and streamlined

By Elena Gowdy and Matt Fogarty
Figure 2: This is a photo of an installed water-cooled chiller. Courtesy: Page
Boilers, Chillers April 10, 2020

Air- versus water-cooled chilled water plants

A water-cooled chiller plant can be more efficient over the life span of the system and will be less costly than an air-cooled chiller plant

By Mark Stehney
Figure 6: These are multiple air-cooled chillers installed outdoors. Courtesy: Page
Boilers, Chillers April 10, 2020

Case study: Specifying a water-cooled chiller plant

A new mission critical facility included a water-cooled chiller plant, which served all aspects of the building

By Mark Stehney
Building Types April 8, 2020

Converting alternative structures for COVID-19 patients

Converting structures such as hospitals, arenas, convention centers and other large-scale buildings in the wake of COVID-19 is a challenge, but perhaps a necessary one as the pandemic continues.

By Mark Chrisman, PE, Ph.D.
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Data Centers April 3, 2020

Your questions answered: Can you specify CRAC systems to deliver free cooling in a data center?

In this case, yes you can. Read more questions and answers from the team that designed energy-efficient cooling in a California data center

By Eric Jensen and Dan McInnis, PE
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Business of Engineering April 3, 2020

Engineering for the emerging marijuana industry

Brian Clark, senior project manager at RTM Engineering Consultants looks at the future of the marijuana industry.

By Brian Clark