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Designing efficient office buildings with visual appeal: Codes and standards

Office buildings can be highly complex, with complicated features and advanced technology that must... » more

Sizing domestic water pipes

When sizing pipes in nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local code,... » more

The science behind laboratory and research facility projects: automation and controls and codes and standards

Engineers need to consider many factors for a lab or research facility so it can perform as needed.... » more

How to design medical buildings: Codes and standards

Hospitals and health care buildings have become very sophisticated. Coordination among all parties,... » more

Building efficient colleges and universities: automation and controls and codes and standards

Colleges and universities face a long list of challenges, as do the engineers tasked to help... » more

Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements

In nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local codes, the Uniform... » more

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Webcast: Critical power: Motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and variable speed drives

Engineers must understand how the components in the systems they design use power and how they can be optimized without compromising traditional design values. Attend this webcast on Feb. 22, 2018, to learn about motors, VFDs,...

Webcast: How to Specify Electrical Components in Hazardous Locations

Electrical engineers should learn to reduce design time by specifying components in hazardous systems.

Your questions answered: Electrical systems: Designing electrical rooms

Unanswered questions from the Nov. 16, 2017, webcast on designing electrical rooms are addressed by the presenters. » more

Webcast: Cybersecurity in Integrated Buildings

Cyberattacks are actions that target computers and network systems designed to disrupt the normal operations of the system. These actions can be initiated locally (from within the physical facility) or remotely (from outside)....

Your questions answered: An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns

The Oct. 25, 2017, “An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is changing from a profession that enjoys legal protection to a profession that enjoys legal protection and also needs to comply with the law in a manner that i

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

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Provides regular updates on codes and standards for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers, including ASHRAE, NFPA, NEC, ANSI, and a host of other national codes.

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