Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, December 15-21: Effective health care facilities, integrating fire protection and HVAC systems, HVAC and building automation study, more

Articles about effective health care facilities; integrating fire protection and HVAC systems; the 2014 HVAC and building automation study; designing smoke control systems; and flexible and sustainable electrical systems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 15-21. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

12/22/2014


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 15-21, covered effective health care facilities; integrating fire protection and HVAC systems; the 2014 HVAC and building automation study; designing smoke control systems; and flexible and sustainable electrical systems. Link to each article below.

1. Building safe, effective health care facilities

It's hard to think of an engineering project with higher standards than a hospital or health care facility-successfully designed and installed systems can literally be a matter of life and death. Here, engineers with experience in the field offer advice on how to deliver such projects with a clean bill of health. 

2. Top tips for integrating fire protection, HVAC systems

These nine guidelines will help fire protection engineers integrate fire and life safety systems with HVAC systems. 

3. 2014 HVAC and Building Automation Systems Study: Seven key findings

According to the data in this report, half of HVAC and building automation products specified by engineering firms for new and existing buildings are valued at more than $1 million, compared to 59% in 2013 and 47% in 2012. 

4. Designing smoke control systems

A smoke control system should be designed by a fire protection engineer who can tailor the system to the characteristics of the building and its occupants.

5. Flexible, sustainable electrical systems

Current building codes and standards allow designers to build flexibility into the electrical system. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, December 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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