Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014

Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are the Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most-clicked articles from last week, Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014, including articles about the 40 Under 40 program, avoiding corrosion in electrical systems, designing laboratory ventilation systems, lighting control, and a column about female engineers.


1. 2014 40 Under 40 program

Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals in the engineering community supporting the building industry. We want to shape the future of young engineers, and will do so by recognizing and encouraging them through mentoring articles in the magazine, young engineer networking events, and the 40 Under 40 program. Note that nominations are now closed.

2. Avoiding corrosion in electrical systems

Properly specifying electrical products for highly corrosive environments will reduce overall long-term cost and risk of failure.

3. Designing laboratory ventilation systems

Proper ventilation in labs is required to promote and maintain safety and protection to life and property.

4. Lighting control requirements: What's current and what to expect

This article examines lighting control requirements in various codes and standards, commissioning these controls, and what engineers may expect in the future.

5. Female Engineers should get creative

An enhanced focus on creativity in engineering along with a reduced emphasis on classical tool collection may encourage women students to remain in the profession.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on during the week of Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014.

- Jessica DuBois-Maahs, Jordan Schultz, associate content managers, CFE Media,,

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