Coronavirus, COVID-19

Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology COVID-19 engineering impact survey, March 12-17
Research March 19, 2020

Poll results: Coronavirus, COVID-19 impact on engineers and industry

Coronavirus impact data was collected from March 12 to 17 from visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites. Half of respondents’ business have negative effects; half have supply chain problems. Results cover impact on business, company responses, travel, future outlook, government strategies and other topics.

By Mark T. Hoske
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Courtesy: NIAID-RML, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Research March 18, 2020

Coronavirus diagnostic might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects are being developed to aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

By Anne Trafton, Jennifer Chu, and David L. Chandler
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Hospitals March 18, 2020

How U.S. hospitals are designed to battle coronavirus, other infectious diseases

Hospitals are designed to control the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. A look at how they do this as well as some ideas health systems may want to consider as they prepare for the pandemic-related possibilities we face.

By CannonDesign
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Business of Engineering March 17, 2020

Coronavirus’ impact on the A/E industry

Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news on the coronavirus and its impact on our industry from a variety of a perspectives and how companies are dealing with this new normal.

By Morrissey Goodale
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HVAC March 17, 2020

What’s so important about air filtration?

Filters are ubiquitous in air handling systems, so it’s helpful to understand the different options for filters and to learn about how they function

By Kevin Langan, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
CFE Media and Technology websites (Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Oil & Gas Engineering) include a section with updates on coronavirus impacts on engineers along with a related newsletter. Courtesy: Control Engineering
Business of Engineering 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
Codes and Standards March 13, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: March 6 to March 12

Read the best articles from the past week. Preventing the coronavirus with preparation, portable coronavirus detection, balancing power quality and energy efficiency, NFPA 101 and building egress, and improved energy efficiency for businesses and vehicles.

By McKenzie Burns
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy March 10, 2020

Preventing coronavirus through preparation

Many manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with Covid-19 breakouts on the production floor. There are ways to improve worker safety through preventive best practices and proper preparation.

By Eagle CMMS
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Business of Engineering March 9, 2020

Supply chain’s role in controlling coronavirus

The supply chain is being impacted by coronavirus, but manufacturers can keep their supply chain going by improving visibility and taking advantage of automation technologies.

By University of Houston
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Safety Standards March 6, 2020

Safety council updates statement on coronavirus

The National Safety Council urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission.

By National Safety Council (NSC)