Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, December 29 to January 4: LED secrets, BIM and lawyers, 2015 business trends, more

Articles about dirty LED secrets, lawyers and BIM, top business trends in 2015, a central heating plant (CHP) achieving efficiency, and ASHRAE 90.1’s effects on plumbing engineers were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 29 to January 4. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, covered dirty LED secrets, lawyers and BIM, top business trends in 2015, a central heating plant (CHP) achieving efficiency, and ASHRAE 90.1's effects on plumbing engineers. Link to each article below.

1. Four dirty little LED secrets

Specify LED fixtures and create an unhappy client. Here's what your mother never told you about LED lighting. 

2. Arup Thoughts: Lawyers, don't block BIM

It is time for lawyers to start enabling BIM instead of blocking it. The legal profession should not be permitted to dictate the direction of the construction industry when it comes to building information modeling (BIM). 

3. Top 10 business trends to watch in 2015

Engineering firms should watch these business and technology trends as we move into 2015. 

4. University CHP achieves efficiency

A university considered several design and upgrade alternatives for its central heating plant (CHP) to maximize energy efficiency and reduce emissions. 

5. Details on how ASHRAE 90.1 affects the plumbing engineer

Additional topics were covered by the webcast speaker on how plumbing engineers should interpret ASHRAE 90.1 when specifying pumps and drives. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, December 29 to January 4, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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