Coronavirus, COVID-19

High-rise commercial buildings in Chicago. Courtesy: CFE Media
Business of Engineering December 21, 2020

How A/E firms are looking to the future

As 2020 draws to a close, Morrissey Goodale interviewed leaders of four of the industry’s top firms as they reflect on an unprecedented year and how they're looking to the future.

By Morrissey Goodale
High-rise commercial building. Courtesy: CFE Media
Business of Engineering December 15, 2020

How A/E firms have adapted in 2020

Architectural engineering (A/E) firm leaders offer advice and insight on how they've adapted to the new normal of COVID-19 in 2020 and what they've learned.

By Morrissey Goodale
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Fire, Life Safety December 11, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: December 4-10, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Product of the Year winners, 2019 NFPA 110, designing hospitals during COVID, hospital ventilation design and lighting control systems.

By Chris Vavra
The internal workings of the biosensor designed by the Aerosol Pathogen Sensor team. In operation, a patient will breathe into the air pipe. The aerosol will be guided through the tubing via an air pump and into a chamber where the sample will be scanned for traces of COVID-19 using the gold sensor chip and heating laser. Courtesy: Ryan Bean, Texas A&M University
Hospitals December 8, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 detection for hospitals, retirement homes designed

Texas A&M University student researchers are working on a biosensor that could quickly diagnose cases and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals, retirement homes and more.

By Jennifer Reiley
Courtesy: Anton Grassi, CannonDesign
Lighting December 4, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: November 27 to December 3, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Lighting control systems, hospital ventilation design, Product of the Year winners, commercial building wiring methods and the salary survey.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Mark Herboth, Clark Nexsen
Office Buildings December 3, 2020

Best practices in science, technology office design

Within the constraints of the typical COVID-19 office protocols, lab users face additional challenges, which requires designers to adjust.

By Anne Bradley, Julia Janaro and Megan Chorley
Courtesy: Baker Barrios Architects & Ramston Capital, LLC/TLC Engineering for Architecture
Building Types December 2, 2020

Multi-family housing design trends driven by COVID-19

As the COVID situation has driven many to work from home, the need for changes to the way in which new multifamily apartment buildings are designed has become apparent; architects and designers are adjusting to this new normal.

By Brian McSweeney, PE
Courtesy: Bear Label Consulting Engineers
Electrical December 1, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, November 2020

Read the best articles in November 2020 including: Commercial building wiring methods, hospital ventilation, 2020 Commissioning Giants and more.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Engineered Air Balance Co.
Commissioning December 1, 2020

Ask an expert: Justin Garner provides input on COVID-19

Learn from an expert at Engineered Air Balance Co. about the engineering, commissioning, test and balance and business aspects of COVID-19

By Justin Garner, PE, LEED AP, CxA
Courtesy: Stantec
Business of Engineering November 30, 2020

Virtual reality challenges, solutions for A/E firms

Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news and perspective on COVID-19 and its impact on the industry. This week, they highlight two challenges with virtual reality and two problems they can solve for A/E firms.

By Morrissey Goodale