Plumbing, Pumping
Plumbing, Pumping April 18, 2019

Sprinkler installations and obstructions

Sprinkler protection is an essential component of building fire and life safety. Sprinkler fire suppression systems are required to be installed with an understanding of the applicable standards and proper coordination among other building services throughout a project lifecycle.

By Roy Savio Fernandes, SFPE, Jensen Hughes, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plumbing, Pumping March 29, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools: Codes and standards

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to adhering to codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping February 22, 2019

Optimized heating with low-grade waste-heat recovery

Hydronic heating systems remain an energy-efficient and effective means to distribute low-grade waste heat throughout a high-performance building.

By Robert Thompson, PE, SmithGroup, Phoenix
Plumbing, Pumping February 15, 2019

Specifying high-temperature hot-water boilers and systems

Mechanical engineers must understand and meet various national and local codes when specifying high-temperature hot-water boilers and associated systems.

By Matthew Jantz, PE, SmithGroup, Washington, D.C.
Plumbing, Pumping February 13, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Codes and standards

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping January 18, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: HVAC/plumbing

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding HVAC and plumbing.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping December 28, 2018

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities: HVAC

Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors including HVAC.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping December 27, 2018

Case study: Sprinklers and smoke detection

Based on several tests, hotel occupancy can be safer with both smoke detectors and sprinklers.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Plumbing, Pumping December 27, 2018

Case study: Complex fire alarm system

Resorts require fire alarm systems with several devices connected to the fire alarm control unit.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Plumbing, Pumping December 11, 2018

Video: Demand Response. Best Practices for Multi-Division, Multi-site Program Implementation

This presentation cites the demand response program administered by New York City which provided up to 75MW of grid relief annually and earned revenue over $22 Million.

By Cx Energy