Building and maintaining a trading floor is expensive for financial firms. Should companies choose to spend more money by installing Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems?
Engineers are skilled at thinking logically, designing technical solutions and focusing intently on their field. Thanks to them, many of the benefits we enjoy in the 21st century – comfortable office buildings and high-speed smartphones, to name a few – are common around the world.
If you are in a legacy building, odds are it contains antiquated lighting – and likely because of this, there are stumbling blocks to achieving the best new lighting design for your facility.
For its 110,000-square-foot project across a number of floors in San Francisco, the software firm Atlassian wanted 100% mobile workstations in their open office space. This required a thorough evaluation of flexible power solutions and the associated architectural impacts.
The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory estimates that between 5% and 30% of a building’s energy use is wasted due to faults and errors in operations. That’s where Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) comes in.
When you’re an engineering firm, sometimes it helps to be headquartered in a building where you’re working on projects for other tenants.
When a data center in the Midwest was undergoing expansion, it was critical that the piping system be powerful.
It’s easy to forget about pipe systems when considering the needs of a building. But an optimum pipe system design is critical to any infrastructure’s operation and longevity.
The news is out that 151 North Franklin in Chicago, developed by The John Buck Company, became the first high-rise building in the United States to earn the WELL v1 Core & Shell Gold certification. But how did it happen?
Why don’t sprinkler systems work as intended? Human activity (or lack of it) often is behind a malfunctioning sprinkler system.
The global smart building market is expected to reach $79 billion in 2025. That means it’s a good time for Intelligent Building colleagues to gather and share insights, as many clients will be demanding their services soon.
As the saying goes: Everything’s bigger in Texas. That may be why ESD’s Jim Vallort – who’s been giving presentations from Hong Kong to Wisconsin this year – will be giving two talks on one day in the Lone Star State.
For an engineering student, learning from a professional can be an eye-opening experience.
Innovation is at the core of ESD. And it’s great when our team members work hard in a friendly competition to try to out-innovate each other.
The next generation of mobile networks is arriving soon. And ESD is ready to help you understand what 5G is all about.
Jim Vallort is in New York to share his expertise. Not in Manhattan, where ESD just opened a new office – he’s upstate in Syracuse.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of ESD. Getting the best new hires will determine our success in the future.
ESD employees have always found great value in attending conferences. One can engage with clients, meet potential ones and gather knowledge from excellent speakers.
It’s always fun to tour a building that has made history.
Serious college students love to keep learning even during a vacation – and ESD is always happy to serve as a guide to buoy their knowledge.
When an alma mater wants you to be significantly involved in the school long after you’ve graduated, that’s an honor.
ESD’s High Performance Building projects have encompassed some of the best known buildings in the world, from the Akhmat Tower in Russia to the Zurich North America Headquarters outside of Chicago.
ESD has seen solid growth in its mission critical work – a fact noted by a national publication.
Steve Fink has joined ESD in the role of Practice Leader – Financial Services.
ESD is moving up in the world of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering.
Earning accreditations involves a lot of hard work. In ESD’s Energy+Eco group, three team members have recently added to their expertise by procuring new ones.
For many years, ESD – an international leader in the engineering design of high-performance buildings, mission critical facilities and workplaces – has worked on projects in New York City. This month, we opened an office there to serve a growing number of clients on the East Coast.
Carlos Rivera, the longest-tenured employee in ESD history, is retiring after 49 years on the job on Wednesday, July 3.
Data centers have been increasingly important to Illinois, providing thousands of jobs and supplying crucial storage space for scores of companies. Chicago, in fact, ranks third in the country for data center capacity, according to the Chicago Tribune.