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MEP 101: Architects Make the Grade Learning How To Work With Engineers

ESD experts offer architects a continuing education class designed to provide a better understanding of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) as well as fire alarm and fire protection (FA/FP) systems. (Learn more MEP 101.)

ESD Connects at Career Fair

Described as the engineering, computer science, and information technology job fair of the year, “The Career Networking Experience – Fall 2022” kicks off in Chicago later this month. (Learn more about the Job Fair.)

Chicago Leads Fight to Address Climate Change

City Council approves new building code regulations making Chicago one of the first major cities in the U.S. to exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). (Learn more about this new code.) 

International Audience Hears From ESD Expert About Cybersecurity Risks

An ASIS International webinar convened earlier this year focused on the risks associated with the increasingly complex and interconnected systems of modern smart building. (Learn more about Wolf’s presentation.)

ESD Tech Duo Talk Cybersecurity for Intelligent Buildings

As buildings get smarter with the addition of automated systems, cybercriminals are getting smarter as well, finding new ways to gain access and control of sensitive information. Three ESD experts will be examining the risks at the upcoming IFMA World Marketplace conference. (Learn more about IFMA World Workplace.)

Hear the News? ESD Adds Acoustical Engineering

ESD is adding acoustical design and consulting to our list of engineering services. Proper acoustics are important for all buildings and can affect tenants’ energy levels, wellbeing, and productivity. (Learn more about ESD acoustic services.)

Ault Named President of SWE San Francisco Chapter

After a year of service as vice president, ESD Project Manager Nina Ault is taking the helm as president of the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the coming fiscal year. (Learn more about SWE.)

Patel Presents Net Zero Definition and Targets

To develop a net zero plan for buildings, owners and operators need to understand the terminology and the different approaches that can be taken to achieve carbon neutrality. (Learn more about the Energy Efficiency Summit.)

CCHRB Seminar Focuses on Iconic High Rise Buildings

The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Annual Scholarship Seminar will feature presentations examining the renovations of three American landmarks—including Chicago’s Willis Tower, the site of ESD’s headquarters. (Learn more about the CCHRB Seminar.)

Dipping Offers Tips to Reduce Legionella Risk

In his latest column for Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer magazine, ESD Technical Director for Plumbing Engineering James Dipping teams up with a plumbing industry research expert to advance best practices for commissioning water quality and safety within the built environment. (Read the full article.)