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Engineering Flexible Office Buildings: Electrical/Lighting/Power and Fire/Life Safety

Consulting-Specifying Engineer – February 16, 2017

John Yoon, P.E., LEED AP, was an MEP respondent on this Article discussion with a few of his peers.

Office buildings need to have the ability to accommodate myriad types of businesses and activities to meet the needs of tenants. Here, engineers with experience on such buildings share their knowledge, lessons learned over the years regarding electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety.

Engineering Flexible Office Buildings Q/A

Understanding NFPA 101 for Mission Critical Facilities

Consulting-Specifying Engineer – January 27, 2017

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2015 is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and other related hazards. It is the only document that covers life safety for new and existing structures. It is vital to understand the electrical/power systems in mission critical facilities and best practices.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer welcomes John Yoon to editorial advisory board

Consulting-Specifying Engineer – January 4, 2017

John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C, lead electrical engineer with McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago, has joined the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board.

Editorial Advisory Board Bio

2016 Outstanding Volunteer Recipients Announced!

Dan McJacobson, P.E., LEED AP of McGuire Engineers was recognized by USGBC-Illinois as 1 of 5 outstanding green building advocates for going above and beyond in donating their time and expertise in support of USGBC-Illinois’ programs, initiatives and partnerships for 2016!!!

This year, Dan contributed his time and professional expertise to assist more than 550,000 square feet of property in completing their Chicago Energy Benchmarking reports.  Dan provided reporting guidance and pro-bono data verification for a nonprofit museum and several affordable and senior housing properties.  By volunteering in the pro-bono data verification program in support of the Chicago Energy Benchmarking ordinance, Dan is providing a critical service that helps expand energy efficiency efforts across Chicago and beyond, thus directly supporting the USGBC-Illinois mission.

On November 2, Dan and the 4 other recipients will be recognized for their hard work at the Annual Celebration for USGBC-Illinois.  Congratulations Dan in a job well done!!

September 8, 2016 marks our 30TH YEAR IN BUSINESS!!!

Congratulations McGuire Engineers Inc. on this wonderful milestone.

Founder, Anthony B. McGuire, P.E. and President, William “Bill” Stangeland celebrate over cookies and cake.

David P. Callan, P.E., Vice President at McGuire Engineers was present for the ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program Check Ceremony.

ComEd: Thanks to JLL and MetLife Real Estate Investors for participating in the ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program; as well as for allowing us to help you with your #EnergyEfficiency goals by installing 33 variable speed drives on horsepower rated motors. The project resulted in 481,187 kWh savings.

Congratulations McGuire Engineers Inc. on gracing the October cover of Engineered Systems Magazine.

Engineered Systems – October 2016 | Vol. 33 No. 10

David M. Brooks, P.E. and Dan McJacobson, P.E., LEED AP collaborated on an article Hot Corridor, Cool Solutions.

Hotels and other high-rises buildings commonly develop indoor humidity issues if they don’t deal properly with the outside air component of their ventilation design.  Reclaiming waste heat in a way that suits the circumstances can be a pivotal step toward correcting or avoiding such problems.  With a Chicago condo as one example, learn to work through associated benefits and caveats to reach the right fix.

Hot-corridor-cool-solutions-article

MOTORS, DRIVES AND HVAC EFFICIENCY

MOTORS, DRIVES AND HVAC EFFICIENCY

Engineers must understand how the components in the HVAC systems they design use power and how they can be optimized without compromising traditional design values. Motors and drives are shown in relation to the design of HVAC... read more
A TALE OF THREE BOILER PLANTS

A TALE OF THREE BOILER PLANTS

School, warehouse, office building … the boiler stories they tell put the focus back on specific circumstances and smart pre-design study to ensure their systems (and budgets) enjoy the best of times for as long as possible. read more
HIGH RISE OVERHAUL: A SNAPSHOT IN TIME

HIGH RISE OVERHAUL: A SNAPSHOT IN TIME

125 South Wacker, a 31-story Chicago high-rise that is halfway through a five-year master plan, represents a massive undertaking both in volume and scope of equipment. Simulations and smart project sequencing drive design decisions and funding viability as the work... read more