Coronavirus, COVID-19

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HVAC October 15, 2020

What HVAC changes are required by COVID-19? Learn from AEI experts

Experts at Affiliated Engineers Inc. weigh in on HVAC, codes and standards and smart buildings

By Joel Boado, PE, LEED AP, and Greg J. Quinn, PE, LEED AP
Percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked in selected industries Courtesy: Kaspersky/ISSSource
Cybersecurity October 14, 2020

Building automation, oil and gas facilities are top cybersecurity targets

There has been an increase in the percentage of systems attacked in the oil and gas industry as well as the building automation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Building Types October 13, 2020

Guidelines for infection control in housing design facilities

Due to COVID-19, citizens across the country have spent more time inside their homes than ever before.

By Steven Neville
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering October 12, 2020

Employee-owned firms face a challenging 2021

Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news and perspective on COVID-19 and its impact on the industry. This week, they discuss challenges employee-owned firms face in 2021.

By Morrissey Goodale
Courtesy: Metro CD Engineering
Lighting October 9, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: October 2-8, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. UV light for aerosol disinfection, motor circuit protection, nanotech filter coatings, smart building consulting and integrated buildings.

By Chris Vavra
HVAC October 9, 2020

Making IAQ better with COVID-19 in the air

How can building HVAC systems be modified to provide a safer environment in new and renovated spaces?

By Sunondo Roy
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Educational October 8, 2020

Design strategies to help K-12 schools reopen amid COVID-19

K-12 school systems are trying to providing safe, comfortable and effective learning experiences for students while also adhering to necessary safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Anne Weber
Physics professor Seamus Curran has developed a coating designed to be used on air filters, capable of capturing airborne virus particles and trapping them on the filter’s coating without limiting air flow. Courtesy: University of Houston
HVAC October 6, 2020

Nanotech filter coating captures COVID-19 droplets

A nanotech coating designed to allow air filters to capture airborne or aerosolized droplets of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been developed by University of Houston researchers.

By Jeannie Kever
Rick Mistrick, principal investigator and associate professor of architectural engineering, demonstrates what an upper-room disinfection system potentially would look like. Courtesy: Kate Myers, Penn State University
Lighting October 5, 2020

UV light used for aerosol disinfection in unoccupied classrooms

Researchers at Penn State are using a grant to investigate whether aerosol disinfection of classrooms using UV light could be effective in the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases.

By Mariah Chuprinski
High-rise commercial buildings in Chicago, along the Chicago River. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering October 5, 2020

Five things A/E firms need to watch out for in 2020

Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news and perspective on COVID-19 and its impact on the industry. This week, they discuss what to look out for as 2020 comes to a close.

By Morrissey Goodale