Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, January 25-31: Transfer switch operation, what engineering firms can expect in 2016, selecting and sizing transformers for commercial buildings, more

Articles about transfer switch operation, what engineering firms can expect in 2016, selecting and sizing transformers for commercial buildings, coordinating protective devices in mission critical facilities, and motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, January 25-31. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

02/01/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 25-31, covered transfer switch operation, what engineering firms can expect in 2016, selecting and sizing transformers for commercial buildings, coordinating protective devices in mission critical facilities, and motors, drives and HVAC efficiency. Link to each article below.

1. Understanding transfer switch operation

Consulting engineers should understand transfer switch construction, performance requirements, selection criteria, and desired operation to ensure that critical systems and equipment are supplied with reliable backup power when needed.

2. 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.

3. Coordinating protective devices in mission critical facilities

A coordination study ensures that the most reliable electrical system has been installed. Applicable codes and standards help engineers get it right.

4. Motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency

Engineers must understand how the components in the HVAC systems they design use power and how they can be optimized without compromising traditional design values. Motors and drives are shown in relation to the design of HVAC systems.

5. Constructing college, university buildings wisely

Engineering mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection systems in colleges and universities requires designers to look toward the future of postsecondary education, and consider all aspects of a building and its occupants.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, January 25-31, for articles published within the last two months.

- Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media, ksia94@gmail.com.



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