Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 13-19: NFPA 99, integrated project delivery, fire protection, more

Articles about adopting NFPA 99, integrated project delivery, fire protection and critical facilities, evaluating UPS system efficiency, and implementing microgrids were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, July 13-19. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 13-19, covered adopting NFPA 99, integrated project delivery, fire protection and critical facilities, evaluating UPS system efficiency, and implementing microgrids. Link to each article below.

1. Adopting NFPA 99

NFPA 99-2015 establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to patients, staff, or visitors in health care facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity.

2. IPD: What’s in it for the engineer?

Integrated project delivery (IPD) requires a team approach and buy-in from all players, including the architect, engineer, and contractor.

3. Fire detection, protection in critical facilities

Critical facilities, such as health care buildings and hospitals, require fire alarm and detection specifications at a higher level than in other buildings.

4. Evaluating UPS system efficiency

Many modern uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode. Data show that very few data centers put it to use because of the potential risks.

5. Implementing microgrids: Controlling campus, community power generation

Microgrids can lower cost and raise reliability for the owner, and for surrounding communities. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, July 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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