Minimize your facility’s risk for Legionnaire’s disease

 

The CDC has reported a five-fold increase since 2000 in the incidence of Legionnaire’s disease – an acquired condition that carries particular risk for patients at healthcare facilities. Learn how to minimize your facility’s risk in this article by IMEG designers Dave Bodenschatz and Wade Ross.

 

Maximize your project budget

with rebates and incentives

 

Utility rebates and other energy-based incentives can save thousands of dollars – allowing you to reduce your overall costs or apply the savings toward other parts of the project. Learn where to find these opportunities and how to apply them in an article by IMEG’s Director of Sustainability Adam McMillen.

 

Case study: IPD at work in health care

 

Collaboration between engineers and contractors leads to waste elimination and cost savings. IMEG healthcare engineers Mike Zorich and Dave Pflipsen write about their IPD experience in this article published by Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

 

Enhancing integration of electric and HVAC design

 

Learn the factors to consider when working to maximize integration of electrical and HVAC system design to achieve economic and operational benefits in this article by IMEG Senior Electrical Engineering Specialist John McGonegle

 

Maximizing project delivery through BIM coordination and integration

 

By fully understanding BIM, identifying how it will be used on a project, and adding additional modeling tools to maximize its utility, design and construction teams can maximize project delivery. Learn more in this article by IMEG Senior Electrical Technical Specialist Richard Gilson.

 

Chilled beam design provides energy-efficient historic building

 

Specifying a chilled beam system to cool a masonry building more than 100 years old — with operable windows in a humid climate — is a risky proposition. This HVAC case study by IMEG’s Lincoln Pearce demonstrates how such an approach can be successful if handled properly from design, operation, and occupant education standpoints.

 

Special delivery

 

A California healthcare complex takes structural engineering collaborative design and integrated project delivery to a new height.

 

How to build the best, most effective dynamo library

 

Michael Kilkelly, founder of the AEC blog ArchSmarter, interviews IMEG BIM Manager Sarah Garthaus and VDC specialist John Cook on the five key steps for implementing a useful Dynamo library on a large scale.

 

Efficient seismic retrofit of hospitals

 

Using advanced structural engineering technologies and materials for a seismic upgrade.

 

The science behind laboratory and research facility projects

 

IMEG Client Executive Mike Lawless provides design advice for the successful performance of labs and research facilities in this C-SE magazine roundtable

 

Sound answers from David Wright, acoustics & AV specialist

 

“Our mantra is the integration of acoustics with technology”

Uniquely Hospitable

 

From a Frank Lloyd Wright renovation to Disney’s newest resort, these IMEG-engineered hotels provide comfort and much more

 

Selecting pipe and piping materials

 

IMEG Director of Innovation Jeff Boldt and Senior Mechanical Engineering Specialist Keith Stone cover the many factors involved in selecting pipe and piping materials in this article published by C-SE magazine.

 

Alternative energy solutions for healthcare projects

 

Options and associated needs to consider during the programming phase

 

Engineering a renovation at a national monument

 

Museum restoration one of six IMEG projects at Gateway Arch National Park

 

Future-proofing a chilled-water system

 

IMEG Senior Mechanical Engineer Kevin Langan provides advice for designing chilled-water systems that will operate properly for years to come in this article published by C-SE magazine.

 

Specifying air handling units is a balancing act

 

IMEG Senior Mechanical Engineer Matt Chandler writes about navigating the criteria for AHU design in this article published by C-SE magazine

 

It’s 10 p.m. Do you know what your building is doing?

 

Are your building’s lights or HVAC systems operating in ways they shouldn’t? These typical signs of a misbehaving building are costing you money. Find out how to keep tabs on your building’s performance in this article by IMEG Commissioning Team Leader Lincoln Pearce.

 

When and how to design parallel generators

 

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application. IMEG Senior Electrical Engineer Richard Vedvik provides guidance in this article published by C-SE.

 

A practical understanding of NFPA 110-2016

 

This article reviews the most recent version of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and offers tips for compliance.

 

Sharing the risk, sharing the reward

 

How a structural engineer played an active role in a groundbreaking IPD project with Lean and BIM components.

Potential impacts of a unified green code

 

A Q&A with IMEG Sustainability Director Adam McMillen

 

Guiding a project that is targeting net zero

 

Tips to help your design become reality

How smart is your building? Take this quiz

 

If your building’s annual energy use were to be published...

 

Go back to school with KJWW

 

A study guide to keep AEC professionals at the head of their class

 

Professional Engineering Services in a Design-Build Delivery Model

 

In the not-so-distant future, when you visit a medical facility you will be seated at a carousel and start the process in front of a computer screen.

 

If energy reporting has you concerned, energy modeling may be what you need

 

If your building’s annual energy use were to be published on...

 

A new alternative to existing low floor-to-floor heights

 

With modern healthcare facilities requiring taller ceilings...

 

Emerging University Trends

 

Collaborative, hands-on spaces are gaining momentum in higher education

‘Political will’ is a leading factor in growth of photovoltaics

 

Community solar projects are among the latest PV trends

 

Designing the rebirth of LA’s historic Broadway Trade Center

 

A $150 million, 1.1 million-sf historic renovation is breathing new life into an iconic structure once called the “greatest building” in Los Angeles history.

 

Assessing a facility assessment

 

Comprehensive, organized approach ensures an accurate analysis

Virtual reality: Improved display, imagery make it viable for building design industry

 

Virtual reality encompasses a large collection of technology...

 

2015 IBC requires ICC-500 storm shelters for K-12 projects, first-response centers

 

If your building’s annual energy use were to be published...

 

Making Sense of Big Data, the “Internet of Things” and Business Intelligence

 

At a recent healthcare project interview, we were asked about some of the megatrends that we see in healthcare technology.

 

BIM in the CLOUD

 

Cloud computing is a very broad term. At its most basic, it is a remote network of connected computing power that can manage data, provide services, and increase processing capabilities.

 

High-performance lab design provides sustainability, flexibility

 

A case study on the William H. Danforth Wing research laboratory

Voice-first technology

 

The future of user interface in buildings

Satisfying NFPA 110 and NEC requirements

 

IMEG Senior Engineer Richard Vedvik writes about emergency power equipment code compliance in this article published by C-SE magazine.

 

Q&A with IMEG GIS Manager Mike Demmon

 

Global Information System service provides geospatial context of a project

How to get the most effective, cost-efficient security design

 

Often taken for granted, security should be considered early in design process

 

The case for structural fuse elements in masonry construction

 

“New Trends in Structural Engineering” provides novel approaches to problems in structural engineering. It is divided into five chapters, including “Finite Element Modeling of Masonry Infill Walls Equipped with Structural Fuse,” co-authored by IMEG Senior Structural Engineer Mohammad Aliaari, S.E., P.E., Ph.D.

 

New tools and materials for retrofit

 

Read about one of the earliest projects to use full nonlinear pushover analysis for seismic upgrade of a hospital structure under OSHPD jurisdiction.

 

9 ways IoT can improve your building today

 

For buildings in all markets, the potential benefits are virtually limitless

Achieving compliance with ASHRAE 90.1-2016

 

The key elements engineers should understand about the latest edition of this standard. (Article co-authored by Jeff Boldt, IMEG Director of Innovation and Quality, for C-SE magazine.)

WELL Building poised for significant impact on AEC industry

 

Occupant-focused standard, now beyond 100 million square feet in construction, expected to continue to gain traction

 

Insulated Concrete Forms

 

An overview of structural considerations

 

Modern nurse call systems are capable of providing much more than nurse call

 

On the surface, a nurse call system seems like...

 

Flexibility and other trends gaining ground in laboratories

 

Designs improve collaboration, efficiency and cost-effectiveness

 

Small yet mighty interesting

 

IMEG portfolio includes many unique projects across all markets

 

Building commissioning more critical than ever

 

Complex controls, stricter codes and standards bring Cx to the forefront

 

3-D and VR walkthroughs

 

Experiencing how a design works is key for processes