Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, April 11-17: designing generator systems, emergency egress and illumination systems and using online commissioning tools, more

Articles about designing generator systems, emergency egress and illumination systems, using online commissioning tools, water management in commercial buildings, and hot to design safe fire pump power service were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 11-17. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

04/19/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Top 5 most read articles online, for April 11-17, covered designing generator systems, emergency egress and illumination systems, using online commissioning tools, water management in commercial buildings, and hot to design safe fire pump power service. Link to each article below.

1. Designing generator systems

When designing generator systems, engineers must ensure that the generators and the building electrical systems they support are appropriate for the application. Many questions must be addressed before starting the generator system design.

2. Emergency egress and illumination systems

During a fire, emergency egress and illumination systems can make the difference between life and death. Effective design, specification, and lifecycle management can optimize the lifespan effectiveness of these life safety systems and enhance their performance during evacuation. 

3. Using online commissioning tools

Project management, documentation management, and data-transfer activities within the construction industry are continuously becoming more reliant on advanced digital technology. Documentation delivery and communication protocols are now digital, and many are online. The expectation of having the ability to access the most current information from anywhere has never been greater.

4. Water management in commercial buildings - thinking differently

As the world's population continues to grow and our cities and suburbs expand, with more buildings to accommodate the growth, we are facing a major challenge to manage and protect our valuable water resources. This is becoming especially critical under the added pressure of climate change.

5. How to design safe, reliable fire pump power service

As with all life safety systems, maintaining power to the key elements of a building in the event of an emergency is vital to the safety of the building and its occupants. For buildings that do not have an adequate supply pressure from the incoming water source, the fire pump is critical in that protection. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, April 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.

Emily Guenther, associate content manager, CFE Media, eguenther@cfemedia.com



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