Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 27 to August 2: NFPA 72-2016, Fire and Life Safety Study, IAQ in hospitals, more

Articles about NFPA 72-2016's impacts, the 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study, IAQ in hospitals, the 2015 Electrical and Power Study, and the IoT and consulting-specifying engineers were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, July 27 to August 2. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 27-Aug. 2, covered NFPA 72-2016's impacts, the 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study, IAQ in hospitals, the 2015 Electrical and Power Study, and the IoT and consulting-specifying engineers. Link to each article below.

1. What are the impacts of NFPA 72-2016?

Although the revision process is not yet complete for NFPA 72-2016, this highlights some of the more significant changes that may be included in the 2016 edition.

2. 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study: Fire and life safety in hospitals, health care facilities

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study indicated that 52% of engineers specify, design, or make product selections for hospitals and health care facilities—and 78% of these engineers are responsible for determining requirements/writing specifications, 64% supervise or consult on projects, and 58% research and evaluate options. 

3. Indoor air quality in hospitals

Hospitals and health care facilities must comply with ASHRAE and other regulatory standards with respect to air change rates, humidity requirements, and pressurization. ASHRAE Standard 62.1 is the most commonly referenced standard to meet appropriate HVAC system design.

4. 2015 Electrical and Power Study: Seven key findings for the electrical, power industries

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Electrical and Power Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the electrical and power industries today.

5. The Internet of Things and the consulting-specifying engineer, part II: IoT issues and the standard process

IoT services, IoT communications and networking infrastructure, and IoT architectures are collectively trying to analyze technology gap in order to pinpoint where additional technology is needed to provide end-to-end IoT standardization solutions.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, July 27 to August 2, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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