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