Water utilities have aging infrastructure, and utility rates are rising to fund improvements. Amid this scenario, how can facility managers improve water use?
Medical buildings have become more sophisticated than ever. What is the No. 1 trend in designing them these days?
With designs for data centers becoming more complex and customized, often due to the drive to reduce energy and water consumption, getting the interested stakeholders involved in review of these designs early in the project timeline has become crucial for efficiently delivering a successful product.
No doubt an unexpected loss of power can hamstring a business. Yet at the same time, installing a backup generator can be expensive.
With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), adopting common data standards is more important than ever.
Data center construction is soaring. Top technology and financial companies, along with others, want to get these facilities up and running yesterday. But the question always arises: How can the job get done faster and cheaper while still maintaining the highest level of quality?
The mergers & acquisitions (M&A) market for data centers was robust in 2016. So far in 2017, it is strong once again.
Health and wellness certifications, which aim to improve quality of life through the built environment, are gaining traction globally.
Buildings large and small waste a lot of money because they’re inefficient with their water supply.
The commissioning project is wrapping up, testing is complete and everyone is ready to close it out on a positive note.
C-suite executives at data center, colocation and cloud-service providers face critical business issues. Paul Schlattman is poised to offer them some solutions.
Giving back to high-school students is an ESD tradition that dates almost to the start of the company, when the firm began to support Bowen High School’s Industrial Cooperation Education (ICE) Program.
Passive Buildings offer superior energy performance while improving occupant comfort by focusing on optimization of the envelope.
High Performance Computing (HPC) continues to rise, and it is inevitable that it will place demands on facilities. For instance, HPC administrators often get tasked at the last minute with planning data center needs.
Wasting energy is always a problem in buildings. But cost-effective best practices can mitigate the issue.
As the data centers market continues to grow and gain importance, so does the need for top-notch commissioning work at the facilities.
The hyperloop is getting greater exposure – a proposal to build a hyperloop transportation system in Colorado, in fact, won a global competition.
Mass adoption of cloud computing has created the risk of hampering companies and individuals during a cloud data center, infrastructure or network failure.
Project management, documentation management and data-transfer activities within the construction industry are becoming more reliant on advanced digital technology – especially in the commissioning sector.
The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago is poised to host the Science Works Career Fair – and ESD is excited to be involved.
ESD is thrilled to announce that consulting and design engineer veteran Doug Ekstrom is now leading our growing Dallas office as its Operations Director.
Mechanical, electricity, plumbing and fire-protection work is a mainstay for many engineering firms – including ESD.
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