Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, August 22-28: transformer inrush current, LED for retrofit projects, top MEP considerations, more

Articles about transformer inrush current, LED for retrofit projects, top MEP considerations, NFPA 72, and MEP Giants revenue shifts are Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, August 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 22-28 covered transformer inrush current, LED for retrofit projects, top MEP considerations, NFPA 72, and MEP Giants revenue shifts. Link to each article below.

1. Managing increased transformer inrush current

The Department of Energy's 2016 efficiency standards change transformer efficiency requirements.

2. Is an LED right for your next retrofit project?

Building owners are asking lighting designers and electrical engineers to help them save on energy costs, and replacing fluorescent, HID, or other lights with LEDs is in high demand.

3. Top MEP considerations when designing for elevator systems

Designing multistory buildings requires architectural teams to carefully plan elevator systems that meet current safety standards as well as address the unique needs of the space. This whitepaper will discuss mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection considerations for designing a safe and efficient elevator system.

4. Define NFPA 72-2016 changes

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has undergone a lot of updates. Here's a look at the 2016 edition.

5. MEP Giants revenue shifts

The 2016 MEP Giants gross revenue increased compared to last year, most likely due to company mergers and larger and more varied projects. MEP/FP design revenue decreased.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, August 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media,

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