Building Envelope

Building Envelope October 2, 2018

Video: Drones & Thermal Imaging for Building Envelope Review

This presentation touches on the drone usage and commissioning workflows as well as the organizational considerations for implementing drone technologies.

By CxEnergy
Building Envelope February 28, 2018

Working together toward a sustainable world

Engineers and companies need to think about and advocate the short- and long-term business benefits of sustainability in all forms as well as the humanitarian benefits it can provide.

By Sharbel El Haber, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CRB
Building Envelope February 20, 2018

Five Lean principles of design-build

To be able to apply Lean concepts on a project, it's imperative to have a holistic view of the five Lean principles and how they directly correlate to design-build best practices.

By Craig Unger, principal & CEO, Unger Security Solutions, LLC
Building Envelope November 15, 2017

Stories from the field: Improving processes with ERP for the construction industry

ERP for the construction industry streamlines materials planning, work in progress inventory, and ordering, adding a real-time ability to forecast inventory and materials needs.

By Andrew Stein, Ultra Consultants
Building Envelope January 17, 2017

Arup Thoughts: Are developments really improving health?

To address the pressures of growing and aging urban populations, cities need to be made of high-quality places that contribute positively to physical and mental health.

By Hannah Wright, Arup, Netherlands
Building Envelope January 9, 2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 2-January 8: all-air VAV systems, using a whole-system approach, designing modular data centers, more

Articles about all-air VAV systems, using a whole-system approach, designing modular data centers, life of a mechanical engineer, and NEC 2017 changes were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January 2-January 8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
Building Envelope November 16, 2016

Green building envelopes for lower city temperatures

It’s never been more important to design buildings to offset the urban heat island effect created by our cities.

By Arup
Building Envelope September 9, 2016

Leveraging design to minimize risk

Learn how the application of best practice design principles can help mitigate the risks confronting biotechnology companies when navigating the uncertainty surrounding the demand profile of its product pipeline.

By Matthew Kennedy, CRB, Philadelphia; Matthew Khair, EIT, CRB, Philadelphia
Building Envelope September 5, 2016

Process simulation and its benefits

Philip Lyman, PhD—director of process simulation at CRB—discusses how a process model, at the right detail level and properly validated, can be an invaluable tool to compare alternatives and justify cost for manufacturing and manufacturing-related processes.

By Philip Lyman, PhD, CRB, Philadelphia
Building Envelope August 30, 2016

Rethinking water at Hassalo on Eighth

The Lloyd District—a low-residential, high-commercial neighborhood anchored by one of the Portland’s largest malls—has long enticed developers looking for space where plots are available for purchase en masse.

By Kirk Davis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Glumac; Kyle Andersen, AIA, LEED AP, GBD Architect