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.
Each cloud provider builds under its own rules and standards. There has been little governance over the years.
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.
The landscape of retail is evolving. Technology is transforming the purchasing process. What is the future of retail?
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What are the obstacles in future-proofing yesterday's buildings for tomorrow's end users?
Panelists offered recommendations to expedite the embrace of tech during the CRE & UrbanTech Summit: Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 12.
The Intelligent Building platform is making buildings more efficient, secure and productive.
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.
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.
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.