Poll Result

When engineering systems in hospitals, what is the most difficult engineering challenge you face? Select one.
Codes and standards
100%
  
Automation and controls
0%
  
Electrical and power
0%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
0%
  
Fire and life safety
0%
  
HVAC
0%
  
Electrical and power
0%
  

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%
  

When engineering systems in manufacturing and industrial facilities, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
33%
  
Codes and standards
28%
  
Electrical and power
13%
  
Fire and life safety
13%
  
HVAC
5%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
3%
  
Lighting and lighting controls
1%
  

When engineering systems in labs and research facilities, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
27%
  
Codes and standards
24%
  
Fire and life safety
13%
  
HVAC
13%
  
Electrical and power
10%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
8%
  
Lighting and lighting controls
2%
  

When engineering systems in government, state, municipal, federal, and military facilities, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
30%
  
Codes and standards
27%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
22%
  
Electrical and power
11%
  
Fire and life safety
5%
  
Lighting and lighting controls
2%
  
HVAC
0%
  

In 2015, do you expect your salary and bonuses to increase, decrease, or some other combination? Select one.
Stay the same
39%
  
Salary and bonuses will increase
36%
  
I don’t know
10%
  
Salary and bonuses will decrease
6%
  
Salary will increase, bonuses will decrease
6%
  
Salary will decrease, bonuses will increase
2%
  

When engineering systems in K-12 schools, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Codes and standards
20%
  
Automation and controls
16%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
16%
  
Fire and life safety
16%
  
HVAC
16%
  
Electrical and power
8%
  
Lighting and lighting controls
8%
  

When engineering systems in office buildings, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Energy efficiency, sustainability
28%
  
HVAC
25%
  
Codes and standards
17%
  
Automation and controls
14%
  
Electrical and power
7%
  
Fire and life safety
7%
  

When engineering systems in mixed-use buildings (such as retail/residential), what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
67%
  
Codes and standards
10%
  
HVAC
7%
  
Electrical and power
5%
  
Fire and life safety
5%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
3%
  

Does your firm conduct any commissioning, retro-commissioning, recommissioning, or test-adjust-balance? Select one.
Recommissioning
60%
  
All of the above
20%
  
Commissioning
13%
  
None of the above
4%
  
Test-adjust-balance
1%
  
Retro-commissioning
0%
  

When engineering systems in tall and super-tall buildings, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
52%
  
Fire and life safety
15%
  
Electrical and power
10%
  
HVAC
10%
  
Codes and standards
6%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
4%
  

When engineering systems in manufacturing and industrial facilities, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
41%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
22%
  
Codes and standards
17%
  
Electrical and power
11%
  
HVAC
4%
  
Fire and life safety
1%
  

When engineering systems in labs and research facilities, what is the most difficult issue you face? Select one.
Automation and controls
52%
  
HVAC
22%
  
Codes and standards
10%
  
Energy efficiency, sustainability
10%
  
Fire and life safety
5%
  
Electrical and power
0%