Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, July 25-31: future of professional engineers, NFPA 72, medium-voltage electrical systems, more

Articles about future of professional engineers, NFPA 72 changes, medium-voltage electrical systems, COPS, and NFPA 99 are Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, July 25-31. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

08/01/2016


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 25-31 covered future of professional engineers, NFPA 72 changes, medium-voltage electrical systems, COPS, and NFPA 99. Link to each article below.

1. The future of professional engineers: training and mentoring

Young engineers are an important resource for firms-recruiting, training, and retaining fresh talent is important for a company's future success. Here, engineers with experience in attracting and developing new talent share advice to help their professional development while increasing their value to the company. Engineering firms have a number of different training programs, formal, and informal mentoring programs for new talent.

2. Define NFPA 72-2016 changes

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has undergone a lot of updates. Here's a look at the 2016 edition.

3. Designing medium-voltage electrical systems

Engineers should know how nominal system voltages were established, what constitutes a medium-voltage electrical system, and what range of systems are considered appropriate for medium voltage.

4. Putting COPS into context

NFPA 70: National Electrical Code Article 708: Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) introduced electrical standards for facilities that support critical functions in response to vulnerabilities from natural and human-initiated disasters. However, these standards are less than straightforward and seemingly contradictory with other codes. It's time to put COPS into context.

5. NFPA 99: A fire and life safety perspective

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2015 edition) covers a broad range of criteria for health care facilities. This portion focuses on fire, explosion prevention, and life safety.

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

Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media, kavrakhova@cfemedia.com.



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