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.
There’s been plenty of buzz about three relatively new health and wellness certifications that have appeared in our market – WELL, Fitwel and RESET. The chatter shouldn’t be surprising, given that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors and their lack of health and wellness can account for billions of dollars in productivity losses annually.
ESD has been involved with a number of high-rise healthcare facilities. But with the 1.2 million-square-foot Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, new engineering concepts were needed.
Video analytics for security can be applied to almost any facility. But the current state of off-the-shelf video analytics is still relatively limited.
Like all companies, ESD faces challenges it must overcome every day. I wanted to share one instance where I saw our team react quickly to a challenge to meet our clients’ needs.
With its work on both the Wintrust Arena and The Yard at Navy Pier, ESD has been closely involved this year with structures beyond its standard stable of office buildings.
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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.
Given that the growth of data centers is getting to be as big as Texas, it makes sense to hold recurring summits there to talk about trends, strategies and operations.
It’s hard to imagine an area of facility management that technology does not touch.
Wasting energy is always a problem in buildings. But cost-effective best practices can mitigate the issue.
For data center operators, incorporating sustainable practices can attract top tenants and save a fortune in long-term operating costs. Water conservation is one area that’s on their radar.
Oftentimes one ESD speaker will regale audiences at high-profile events. But at the 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, September 27, two will appear – and showcase their expertise on quite different topics.
With information technology and Intelligent Building systems being hit increasingly by cyberattacks, it is important to understand who initiates the threats and what tricks they use to perpetrate a hack.
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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ESD has worked on a sizable amount of LEED-certified projects in Chicago...
Every summer, students from various schools across the country arrive at ESD to work as interns...
Smart cities are one key to a better future...
Our suppliers and contractors play a pivotal role in ESD's success...
To serve as a president of any organization is always a big commitment. The person must be a leader, be dedicated to the organization’s mission and steer it successfully into the future...
A professional certification proves that an individual has a solid grasp of a topic and can share that knowledge with clients...
When a company decides to lease extensive office space in one of the world’s biggest buildings, people take notice...