It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that commissioning is commissioning no matter where you do it.
In mission critical facilities, cooling and power take center stage, while plumbing is often an afterthought. But when it comes to data centers, plumbing is an essential support to every other critical system.
More data is generated in the world all the time – and thus increased computational power is always required. Edge data centers – whose revenue growth is predicted to go up fourfold by 2022 – are expected to take advantage.
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards can be confusing, with nuances that are hard to understand. Next year, hospitals and pharmacies will need to adjust to revised standards.
In an interior buildout project, building tenants are faced with a myriad of architectural and engineering decisions. One of these is whether to use pneumatic or direct digital controls.
Because Building Automation Systems (BAS), Building Internet of Things (IoT) and controls technologies have improved, demand-response events at utilities have the capability to be automated.
Imagine you’re an employee days away from an office move. Company representatives are too busy to offer details beyond the address and the move date. You don’t even know if you’ll get a box for your folders, pens and floundering potted plant.
Data centers often take up football-field-sized spaces. But a new trend focuses on finding homes for them in tight city environments.
Hyperscale data centers are crucial to the running of today’s world economy — outages over the past few years prompted chaos by interrupting continuity, stranding businesses, affecting end users and leading to hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue for major enterprises.
Creating a roadmap to realizing the Intelligent Building experience is not easy. But choosing the right first step makes the journey much easier.
ESD has always seen great value in giving back to the community.
When it comes to repositioning projects, what mix of tenants do Chicago’s notable developers believe to be the best selection?
ESD has been involved with Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia – designed to be the world’s tallest building – from day one.
For the first time, ESD is an event sponsor for Make the Connection, a gathering which has raised $80,000 over the years for Bay Area charities.
Technology is changing the way we interact with the urban environment – especially with our commercial real estate space.
Training can help people understand topics better and use knowledge gained to improve lives.
Julide Demirdoven knew she’d give two presentations in Anaheim earlier this month. But she didn’t know she’d be interviewed for a YouTube clip.
Cloud computing is becoming increasingly important to businesses, especially in terms of cost savings. Going forward, what impact will it have on infrastructure?
Jim Vallort travels the globe to address ASHRAE audiences. In 2017, he visited Greece, Cyprus and India along with many cities in the United States.
The conditions at the top of supertall buildings in hot, humid climates are generally cooler and dryer than those at grade. What is the impact of these different conditions on design?
While BIM has been around for almost two decades, many contractors still aren’t using it.
It’s not often that conference presentations are decided by the will of the people. But an event coming up this fall will let voters have their say.
ESD has worked on a sizable amount of LEED-certified projects. So it’s no surprise that, thanks to its Energy+Eco group, the firm has received an important designation related to the certification system.
Considering the disruption involved, it’s always important for a company to explain its reasons for moving its headquarters.
Paul Schlattman and Mission Critical magazine have enjoyed a superb relationship for many years. Schlattman’s On Target column has been extremely popular among readers.
The market for major design firms is poised to continue to grow for the foreseeable future, according to Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine.
When one is an expert in a field, it’s no surprise to be chosen to consult for a large organization on the topic of his or her expertise.
CoreNet Global is the premier association for corporate real estate professionals with nearly 7,000 members around the world. To be asked to serve as the program chair of one of its chapters is quite a professional honor.
ESD started as a tiny firm on Wacker Drive in Chicago more than 50 years ago. It recently returned to Wacker Drive – in a big way.
Internships help those on the brink of a career to learn important skills and to gather work-related experience.