Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, January 11-17: Analyzing NEC 2014 changes, renewable power systems, Engineering expectations in 2016, more

Articles about analyzing NEC 2014 changes, integrating renewable power systems, what engineering firms can expect in 2016, redundancy ensures continuous power, and three critical engineering aspects were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, January 11-17. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 11-17, covered analyzing NEC 2014 changes, integrating renewable power systems, what engineering firms can expect in 2016, redundancy ensures continuous power, and three critical engineering aspects. Link to each article below.

1. Reviewing, analyzing NEC 2014 changes

Changes in and additions to the NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) have a significant impact on commercial and industrial facilities.

2. Integrating renewable power systems into a net zero energy building

Engineers should consider several factors to integrate renewable technologies into electrical systems. Key codes/standards drive the design of renewable power systems. Best practices for achieving net zero energy are illustrated.

3. What engineering firms can expect in 2016

Looking back at 2015 offers many opportunities for engineering firms in 2016. Here are eight trends we think you should be keeping an eye on and the messages to take away for your business.

4. Redundancy ensures continuous power

Serving customers worldwide necessitates the need for continuous business operations-even in the event of an outage.

5. Three critical engineering aspects of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood

Consulting-Specifying Engineer has been tracking Southland Industries' progress in performing design-build mechanical and plumbing services for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center located in Fort Hood, Texas, since May 2013. 

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

- Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media,

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