The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) publishes technical guides – comprehensive books focusing on one subject – by those in the industry who are experts in a certain genre.
Have you ever sat in a meeting where everyone was scratching his or her head about Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)?
It is important to get audio-visual systems right in offices to avoid annoyed executives and employees.
These days, colocation companies find themselves reinventing their business models to support hyperscale clients. The challenges include: Do you overbuild to support a hyperscale market, and how do you balance your enterprise clients that require a smaller load than the hyperscale client?
When a milestone anniversary approaches for a company, oftentimes a book or e-book is created to extol its history. What can be forgotten during its development is that a company’s past is not the recitation of a dull timeline; it is a story yearning to be told. That story should interweave the success of the firm with the impact of its people.
Since we spend so much time indoors – 90 percent by most measures – making the space as healthy as possible is of optimal importance.
One project, 10 buildings, 20 companies, 90 different systems, 1,500 pieces of equipment and 1,500 different tests – this was the amount of data ESD managed for all stakeholders during commissioning of a mission critical data center for a Fortune 500 client.
What’s it like to design your own office space in one of the world’s most iconic buildings?
Data is collected, analyzed, and utilized to help us make decisions on just about everything we do – why should commissioning and turnover of mission critical facilities be any different?
The risks to business functions in the 21st century increase by the day.
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a cybersecurity breach that harms a major firm. While most of the incidents we hear about involve data or financial theft, our built infrastructure could be the next victim.
The shifting expectations of today’s workforce and of work itself are causing the world’s biggest brands to embrace change. One way they are adapting is by aligning human resources and real estate to create exceptional workplaces.
When there’s a holistic design approach that marries the hospital’s architectural desires with MEP design requirements, LEED certification is possible.
How will technology impact commercial real estate in the future, and how will developments improve employee wellness, sustainability and efficiency?
The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago is poised to host the Science Works Career Fair – and ESD is excited to be involved.
Buildings are the largest contributor to fossil fuel emissions in the United States. What can women do to help solve the problem while building a rewarding career in a growing field?
When it decided to move into the Willis Tower, ESD wanted to focus on designing its new space into a healthier and more energy-efficient environment by pursuing Fitwel and LEED v4 certification.
The growing adoption of cloud computing has created the risk of hampering companies and individuals during an infrastructure or network failure.
Even though the underlying engineering principles of traditional data centers are applicable, hyperscale data centers are unique.
The ESD San Francisco office has joined with CannonDesign, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, Insidesource and Degenkolb Engineers to participate in Leap’s 36th Annual Sandcastle Classic on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Noted in the 2018 CSE Commissioning Giants report is that the top 25 companies generated more than $240 million in revenue.
Data centers have historically faced over-engineering at several phases of the certification process, from the early design of the facility to the adoption of emerging technologies.
How will the growing wellness-in-the-workplace movement affect the commercial real estate sector?
For decades, ESD and UL crossed paths out in the field. Their executives knew each other. And finally, in 2017, they united to provide a big need in the data center industry.
Being voted into a Hall of Fame is a top honor in any profession.
ESD’s new headquarters in the Willis Tower received rave reviews in a recent article.
Since ESD started in 1967, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work has been a crucial driver of its success.
ESD has been recognized for exceeding Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments for connectivity and telecommunications design.
ESD has been moving up in data-center rankings among engineering firms.
While BIM has been around for almost two decades, many contractors still aren’t using it.