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Fire, Life Safety March 28, 2019

World Trade Center building emergency lighting disasters

While overshadowed by the 9/11 attack, an earlier WTC terrorist bombing on Feb. 26, 1993, was an incredibly significant event in its own right.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Electrical March 28, 2019

Dual rated tray cable

UL dual rated tray cable also offers flexibility in newer constructions. With new 575V and 690V motors appearing, standard XH tray can now be used because of its increased 1kV rating.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Lighting March 27, 2019

Daylighting design factors for visual comfort

There are many daylighting design metrics and tools to explore to ensure the space is aligned with an occupant’s visual comfort.

By Reza Sadeghi, PhD, Arup, San Francisco
Energy, Power March 27, 2019

Storing up success: utility-scale batteries come of age

The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t always blow at times of peak demand. Given these well-understood limitations, renewables have traditionally been seen as unlikely to compete with gas and nuclear for base-load generation of electricity.

By Thinus Van As
Fire, Life Safety March 26, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools: Fire and life safety and HVAC

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to fire and life safety and HVAC.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Business of Engineering March 26, 2019

The Benefits of Keeping MEP and Civil Engineering Under One Roof

The ongoing cooperation between MEP and civil engineering teams keeps projects more organized, transparent, and cost-effective.

By RTM Associates
Electrical March 26, 2019

Cable management clip

The Cable Management Clip saves time and provides a simple way to manage individual cables on the rear of patch panels.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer