Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 12-December 18: professional salaries of engineers, assessing electrical system replacement, more

Articles about professional salaries of engineers, assessing electrical system replacement, NEC 2017 changes, redefining the term consulting engineer, and 2016 Commissioning Giants were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, December 12-December 18. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

12/19/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Top 5 most read articles online, for December 12-December 18, covered professional salaries of engineers, assessing electrical system replacement, NEC 2017 changes, redefining the term consulting engineer, and 2016 Commissioning Giants. Link to each article below.

1. How does your salary stack up?

Consulting engineers share information about compensation, accreditation, age, retirement goals, and business development via a national salary survey.

2. Assessing replacement of electrical systems

Replacement of electrical systems is a study of economics and risk. Factors including age, safety, reliability, efficiency, and energy costs must be weighed in conjunction with replacement costs and liability risk to formulate and prioritize upgrade plans. A comprehensive cost-benefit analysis study for each electrical subsystem will allow facilities to plan short-term and long-term expenditures for maintenance and upgrade programs for prudent facility reinvestments, replacements, and growth.

3. Previewing NEC 2017 changes

The current version of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) is the 2014 edition. Though this version has not been adopted in all jurisdictions, this article reviews a project that is being designed to meet the 2014 code. A few key updates to the NEC in 2017 and their potential impacts to future designs are also highlighted.

4. Redefining the term consulting engineer

Engineers who play a more integrated role on a project team can add real value and find new inspiration in their jobs.

5. 2016 Commissioning Giants

Building commissioning providers are closely tracking the business, market, and technical trends that are influencing-and, in some cases, reshaping-their profession. At the top of the list are priorities that affect practical business decisions, both near-term and in the future. 

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, December 12-December 18, for articles published within the last two months.


-Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.



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