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SCADA Systems: Work Smarter Not Harder

Brian Sahm, PE | September 2020

SCADA systems (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems) provide varying levels of automated control and also provide operations staff with valuable information to make important decisions regarding the health of the plant.

COVID-19 Solutions: Workplace Wellness Design Integration

Krystal Paisley | June 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, industries of all shapes and sizes have been exposed to unprecedented health and safety events that will leave a lasting impression on how we work.

COVID-19 Solutions: HVAC Systems

Michael Morelli, PE | June 2020

By now, we all know the basic measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19: wash your hands, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Most of us have been working from home during this time. But what happens when we return to our offices?

Hospitality Trends: Home Away From Home

ms consultants, inc. | April 2019

While Airbnb isn’t as big of a threat to the hotel industry as once anticipated, hotels aren’t totally in the clear. How do traditional hotel brands compete in this changing market?

State of Planet Earth: How much impact can green buildings have on the big problems life faces on the planet?

Eric Elizondo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C | February 2019

In the last article, I outlined several green building certification systems in the market to help designers, architects, engineers and building owners. This editorial provides commentary and facts to support the need for action from all of us to preserve this precious planet we share and love.

Overview of LEED®, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and Green Globes Certifications

Eric Elizondo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C | November 2018

There are several green building certification systems in the market to help designers, architects, engineers and building owners. Deciding which certification to utilize or deciding if you should certify your project can be challenging.

Leadership in Sustainable Design - Refrigeration Systems

Jason Christoff, PE, LEED AP BD+C | June 2018

ms consultants continues its commitment to more sustainable design practices. One aspect is the design of retail food stores equipped with advanced refrigeration technologies. Advanced refrigeration technologies are an improvement from the traditonal methods used and lead to lower energy use and costs.

The Future of Retail Banking: The Security Shift

ms consultants, inc. | September 2017

As technology changes, so does the security within retail banks. Over the years, retail banks have shifted from hardened security to passive security.

The Future of Retail Banking: Building Evolution

ms consultants, inc. | August 2017

As the industry evolves, retail bank buildings and staff sizes are getting smaller. The traditional banking branch is no more.

The Future of Retail Banking: Optimizing Locations

ms consultants, inc. | August 2017

Many current retail bank buildings are simply too large for what’s needed to serve today’s customers. The changes in technology and customer preferences allow banks to reduce the standard retail bank footprint.