Power - Automation, Controls

Critical power: Selective coordination in health care buildings

Health care facilities, especially hospitals, have more stringent selective coordination... » more

Computer series with robust construction and easy access device

Matrix MXE-5500 Series feature 6th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors, and robust... » more

The National Electrical Safety Code 2017: Safety in Numbers

The 2017 NESC includes some major updates, as highlighted in this article.  » more

Top ways MEP engineering services can make older buildings more efficient: Part 3

In the final of a three-part series, RTM examines two certification programs that recognize... » more

Energy code advancements for power systems

Over the last 10 years, dedicated energy codes have been supplementing standard building codes,... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, July 18-24: NFPA 99, medium-voltage electrical systems, 40 Under 40, more

Articles about NFPA 99, medium-voltage electrical systems, 40 Under 40, putting COPS into context,... » more

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: July 22

This week Morrissey Goodale reported four deals in the United States involving companies from... » more

A local landmark for world-class care

Growing ICU volumes and high bed use reaching capacity rates in the existing ICU, surgical suites,... » more

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Webcast: Keep your cool while keeping your facilities cool

The conditions within a plant have an impact on productivity, work quality and safety, and ensuring those working conditions are every bit as important as other factors on the plant floor. Register for this July 26 event to learn...

Lighting webcast: LED specifications

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in selecting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Register for this education session on July 28 to learn more about specifying LEDs.

Your questions answered: Critical power: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Additional insights from the June 30, 2016, webcast are provided. » more

Critical power webcast: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a backup system for a...

Your questions answered: Designing for Minimum Flow With VFD Operation

Jim Swetye, senior technical trainer at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Ohio tackled unanswered questions from the June 14, 2016, webcast on minimum flow considerations when using variable frequency drives (VFDs). » more

2013 Electrical & Power Study

This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.

Cut the Copper Blog

Still more on ‘cutting the copper’

One evening, an easy method to scale back on the amount of copper we... » more

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Critical power webcast: Selective coordination

Selective coordination is a means of localizing...

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When engineering systems in mixed-use buildings (such as retail and residential in the same building), what's your biggest challenge? Select one.
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