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Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 16, 2022

Breaking the speed limit to meet COVID‑19 demands

How rethinking project delivery and setting aside controls leads to meeting extraordinary production goals

By Hermann Schilling and Helmut Steudel
Coronavirus, COVID-19 April 27, 2022

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic alongside a Central North Carolina hospital system

The need for more space, more staff, more equipment, and more specialized spaces led to an all-hands-on-deck approach to helping WakeMed prepare for the surge in COVID-19 patients.

By Kristen Puryear
Coronavirus, COVID-19 March 3, 2022

Four ways to unshackle the supply chain

COVID-19 has caused many supply chain challenges, but being proactive and aggressive can help manufacturers reduce potential headaches. Four tips are highlighted.

By Brent Felten, Katie Molstad and Brian Sander
Coronavirus, COVID-19 February 24, 2022

Design priorities in a health pandemic

A recent Request for Proposals shows how architects and engineers will use their design skills in the era of COVID-19.

By Dodge Construction Network
Coronavirus, COVID-19 February 14, 2022

Designing HVAC systems to combat pandemics

HVAC systems are designed more effectively to meet COVID-19 needs

By Fred L. Marr and James P. Gleba
Coronavirus, COVID-19 January 31, 2022

Adventures in Antarctica

COVID has reached Antarctica, and HVAC systems are being pushed everywhere

By Amara Rozgus
Coronavirus, COVID-19 January 27, 2022

Defining system integrity: Applying resilience to plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems

The events of the last 18 months make clear that clients need design leaders who consider challenges beyond code requirements and evaluate risks against budget.

By Carol Johnson
Coronavirus, COVID-19 January 24, 2022

Engineering mitigations limit infection from COVID-19

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiance (UVGI) has the ability to make buildings and indoor spaces healthier for their occupants by significantly reducing the spread of COVID-19 and future airborne respiratory viruses.

By Renee Thomas and Nathaniel Jones
Coronavirus, COVID-19 January 20, 2022

Investing in indoor air quality

There is a growing demand for engineers to evaluate and design ventilation and filtration systems as part of the reopening phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Dodge Construction Network
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 28, 2021

How to use UVGI to mitigate airborne pathogens

UVGI can be an effective means to mitigate spread of airborne pathogens if selected and installed correctly

By Rick Wood, Jennifer Marsh and Craig Barbee
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 20, 2021

Applying UVGI in health care HVAC systems

The importance of and attention to cleaner air for patients and staff is ever-increasing. This reviews UVGI system effectiveness, capabilities and application to provide cleaner and safer air in the health care environment

By Roger Koppenheffer and Caleb Marvin
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 17, 2021

UV light is effective, safe deterrent against COVID-19 in public places

A specific ultraviolet (UV) wavelength was found to be effective in killing the COVID-19 virus as well as other respiratory viruses while still being safe for public use.

By Kelsey Simpkins
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 15, 2021

Stacking up electronic air cleaning technologies

Indoor spaces present a new threat as we consider COVID-19 recovery and the return to school, work, and play.

By Gannett Fleming
Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 1, 2021

Using BIM in a pandemic

Engineers were already using BIM, but COVID-19 shifted them to a building software-based digital design hub

By Amanda Culp
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 27, 2021

Why the office isn’t dead: The new state of the post-COVID workplace

As pandemic lockdown restrictions ease, many workers have the option to return to the office. But after a year of remote work, many question the need.

By John Doyle
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 27, 2021

Where have all the engineers gone?

Employee hiring and retention are seeing a low right now — engineers are not exempt

By Amara Rozgus
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 23, 2021

Personal environments to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

How personal environment style air purifiers can mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the built environment, and create healthier spaces in the future.

By Glumac
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 22, 2021

Preparing spaces for worship post COVID-19 outbreak

Augusta Air Balance assisted the First Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., in reopening its doors after the COVID-19 outbreak and the steps it took can be used as a model for other facilities.

By Joseph K. Hardy
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 17, 2021

Resilient by approach: Maintaining operations with reality capture during COVID-19

During the pandemic, Gannett Fleming is using reality capture technologies to support virtual collaboration while streamlining and accurately documenting existing building conditions.

By Anthony S. Conchado, Jr. and William C. Curran
Coronavirus, COVID-19 September 16, 2021

Navigating climate risk in times of change

The growing market for climate-resilient projects will open up new veins of economic opportunity for developers and investment managers who can successfully demonstrate their commitment to combatting climate change.

By Fiona Cousins
Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 30, 2021

Resilient healthcare design and COVID 19’s impact – Part 2

Lionakis and Glumac discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the design of healthcare facilities - looking back at challenges from the earliest days of the pandemic and considering how they can inform more resilient design moving forward.

By Glumac
Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 24, 2021

Spend or invest: the dilemma for K–12 Schools relief funding

K–12 schools have been big winners in the receipt of funds under the three COVID-19 Relief Acts

By Maureen McDonald
Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 19, 2021

Resilient healthcare design and COVID-19’s impact – Part 1

Lionakis and Glumac discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the design of healthcare facilities - looking back at challenges from the earliest days of the pandemic and considering how they can inform more resilient design moving forward.

By Glumac
Coronavirus, COVID-19 July 1, 2021

How pandemics affect building design

COVID-19 affected engineers and building professionals’ designs in many ways

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Coronavirus, COVID-19 June 15, 2021

Three steps for greenhouse gas emissions reporting

Climate risk reporting allows organizations to meaningfully evaluate their renewable energy portfolio and shows commitment to long-term success.

By Kimberly Meersma
Coronavirus, COVID-19 March 16, 2021

Effective communication in a high-noise environment

High-noise manufacturing environments are already difficult places to communicate, but COVID-19 and social distancing make it even harder. Learn how to overcome this challenge.

By Rick Farrell
Coronavirus, COVID-19 March 10, 2021

Protective cleanroom clothing essentials

Everything that enters a cleanroom must also be highly regulated to prevent the inadvertent introduction of pollutants, which includes protective cleanroom clothing.

By Nick Warrick
Coronavirus, COVID-19 March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell
Coronavirus, COVID-19 June 19, 2020

Long-term benefits of a successful environmental management system

Building a successful environmental management system (EMS) has several moving parts that need to be accounted for and organized in a way that is trackable and reportable.

By Patrick Domres
Coronavirus, COVID-19 May 22, 2020

Understand the difference between NEPA and CEQA

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) are focused on the environmental impact of construction projects, but they have different emphases.

By Leslie Haglan
Coronavirus, COVID-19 March 17, 2020

COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

By Mark T. Hoske
Coronavirus, COVID-19 June 10, 2019

Turning down the sound on environmental noise

The impact of environmental noise like construction, traffic, and even weather is an important, though often forgotten, part of the design process.

By Jeff Teel