Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Fire, Life Safety January 5, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, December 2020

Read the best articles in December 2020 including: Product of the Year winners, fire pumps, 2019 NFPA 110 and more.

By Chris Vavra
Funding from several state and federal agencies has enabled Alaska to create an updated set of topographic maps for the entire state. Courtesy: Dewberry
Building Types January 4, 2021

Understanding federal funding opportunities

Several federal funding programs focus on increasing the resilience of our nation’s economy and infrastructure while others focus on recovery from manmade and natural disasters and, recently, the pandemic.

By Caroline Whitehead
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Educational December 29, 2020

Will COVID-19 affect future engineers?

The answer is maybe, unless experts and educators can help students catch up on STEM and other topics.

By Amara Rozgus
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Fire, Life Safety December 23, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Fire and life safety

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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
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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
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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