Poll Result

When engineering systems in high-performance campus buildings, such as schools or hospitals, what is the most difficult challenge you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
29%
  
Codes and standards
23%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
14%
  
Fire and life safety
11%
  
HVAC
11%
  
Electrical and power
5%
  
Lighting, lighting controls
2%
  

When engineering systems in stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities, what is the most difficult challenge you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
40%
  
HVAC
20%
  
Electrical and power
15%
  
Fire and life safety
15%
  
Codes and standards
5%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
5%
  
Lighting, lighting controls
0%
  

When engineering systems in data centers, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
HVAC
25%
  
Automation and controls
22%
  
Codes and standards
16%
  
Fire and life safety
16%
  
Electrical and power
11%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
5%
  
Lighting, lighting controls
2%
  

When engineering systems in K-12 schools, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
21%
  
Codes and standards
18%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
18%
  
HVAC
18%
  
Lighting, lighting controls
12%
  
Electrical and power
6%
  
Fire and life safety
3%
  

What is the biggest challenge when working with younger professionals? Select one.
Lack of real-world knowledge
47%
  
Not enough training
17%
  
Poor communication skills
12%
  
Not enough young/new talent
7%
  
No succession plan
7%
  
No mentoring program
5%
  
Other
2%
  

When engineering systems in Class A office buildings, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
27%
  
Codes and standards
21%
  
HVAC
18%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
12%
  
Fire and life safety
12%
  
Electrical and power
6%
  
Lighting, lighting controls
3%
  

When engineering systems in colleges and universities, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
22%
  
HVAC
20%
  
Codes and standards
17%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
12%
  
Fire and life safety
12%
  
Electrical and power
10%
  
Electrical and power
5%
  

When engineering systems in hospitals, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
Codes and standards
28%
  
Fire and life safety
23%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
11%
  
HVAC
11%
  
Automation and controls
9%
  
Electrical and power
7%
  
Electrical and power
7%
  

When engineering systems in office buildings, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
25%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
19%
  
Fire and life safety
14%
  
Codes and standards
12%
  
Lighting and lighting controls
10%
  
Electrical and power
8%
  
HVAC
8%
  

When engineering systems in mixed-use (retail and residential) buildings what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Codes and standards
40%
  
Fire and life safety
21%
  
Automation and controls
11%
  
Electrical and power
7%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
7%
  
HVAC
7%
  
Lighting and lighting controls
4%
  

Does your firm conduct any formal commissioning, retro-commissioning, recommissioning, or test-and-balance (TAB)? Select one.
Commissioning
46%
  
All of the above
30%
  
None of the above
11%
  
Recommissioning
7%
  
Retro-commissioning
3%
  
Test-and-balance (TAB)
0%
  

What is the biggest professional development or human resources challenge at your firm? Select one.
Too much work
23%
  
Not enough new / young talent
23%
  
Not enough training
17%
  
No succession plan, mentoring
11%
  
Lack of technical resources
11%
  
Pay not competitive
8%
  
Poor upper management
2%