Articles Tagged with ''engineering trends''
The forward march of progress in terms of basic equipment and controls sophistication has made the combination of condensing and non-condensing boilers more attractive than ever. Still, you can’t just grab one of each and expect miracles.
March 1, 2014
Front-end loading is gaining momentum as a boiler system design strategy, as higher-efficiency condensing boilers replace older boiler technology and system control intelligence continues to improveRead More
Who actually specified that motor? Did they keep the entire system in mind or were they simply specifying one component at a time? And will that spec require over-speeding the motor?
March 1, 2014
Often, an HVAC system is designed by the selection of individual components and not by a whole-system approachRead More
Decreased energy usage seems to be making itself right at home in residential. What should that mean for commercial?
January 3, 2014
A recent Associated Press article noted that the average residential power usage for 2013 is turning out somewhere around 10,800 kWh.Read More
What to use for capturing the images and data you need?
January 2, 2014
In the previous installment on using your tablet to engineer buildings, we focused on design, touching upon apps used to sketch concepts, review drawings, and perform calculations.Read More
Pull up a pixel and pick an acronym, any acronym …
December 23, 2013
How many blogs are there? I would suggest one too many if I am now contributing to one.Read More
Reviewing documents, sizing equipment and systems, and sketching on the go: got an app for that? Also, we compare tablet vs. phone and the advantages or worries that come with taking your tablet into imperfect field conditions. How do you use yours?
December 1, 2013
After a brief hiatus, we are resuming exploration of the tablet as engineering tool. In the first article, we examined the energy study and how the tablet can facilitate tasks such as annotating existing documents, taking notes, and storing and accessing documents.Read More
Can a location of air return affect the flow path of airborne pathogens in a patient room? Use simulations to manage the variables and improve the design in a space that is no room for error.
November 1, 2013
Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, contaminants, and airborne pathogens in patient rooms, isolation rooms, and operating rooms.Read More
With multiple expansions and projects, a DC-area hospital also had to plan for cooling that could keep up with developing demands and spaces.
November 1, 2013
When the facilities management staff of Mount Vernon Hospital completed an assessment of its central chilled water plant, it became evident that while the original chillers had served the hospital well since its opening in 1975, they were ready for replacement.
ABMA: Today's Boiler
October 28, 2013
The U.S. Defense Department is pursuing energy efficiency and other measures to lower its energy bill and increase its energy security, officials told the U.S. House Armed Services Committee in late March. The department spends $4 billion a year on energy, Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, testified at the hearing on planned energy investments. DOD operates more than 300,000 buildings, which have an environmental footprint six times greater than the General Services Administration and three times larger than Walmart, Robyn said.
The first installment in this series introduces the collaborative tablet engineering experiment, and it establishes a roadmap for exploration of the tablet’s potential contribution to enhancing and streamlining our collective engineering endeavors.
October 10, 2013
When I was a kid, programming on my Texas Instruments TI-16 and later on a Commodore 64, I was making simple games to play.Read More