Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, June 22-28: Integrated project delivery, fire detection and protection, adopting NFPA 99, more
Articles about integrated project delivery, fire detection and protection in critical facilities, adopting NFPA 99, data center PUE and efficiency, and implementing microgrids were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, June 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 22-28, covered integrated project delivery, fire detection and protection in critical facilities, adopting NFPA 99, data center PUE and efficiency, and implementing microgrids. Link to each article below.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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. Here’s what’s in the current code and what engineers need to know once their authorities having jurisdiction enforce this version.
4. Driving data center PUE, efficiency
When developing data center energy-use estimations, engineers must account for all sources of energy use in the facility.
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 csemag.com, June 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.
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