Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, May 19-25

Articles about the 2014 40 Under 40 Winners, resources for boiler codes and standards, building energy modeling considerations, designing efficient boilers, and arc flash protection techniques were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, May 19-26. Were you out last week? Miss something. You can catch up here.


1. 2014 40 Under 40 Winners

The seventh annual 40 Under 40 award winners are a dynamic bunch with the future of the industry in their sights.

2. Resources for boiler codes and standards

Know the codes, standards, and resources when working on boilers and boiler system design like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, which are pertinent and vital to the HVAC industry.

3. Considerations for building energy modeling

Here’s a review of initial energy modeling performed during a project from the interview phase to development of final models used for documenting compliance to energy codes or for LEED certification, through a client’s survey one year after occupancy. Here’s what works, what doesn't, and what value can be achieved from each step in the process.

4. Designing efficient, effective boilers

Several codes and standards regulate boiler specification, plus energy efficiency and efficacy of these boiler systems.

5. Criteria for selecting arc flash protection techniques, Part 2

Conducting an arc flash study to identify hazards and proper PPE and tools is critical in reducing the risk of arc flash incidents.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, May 19-26, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
HVAC and building envelope: Efficient, effective systems; Designing fire sprinkler systems; Wireless controls in buildings; 2015 Product of the Year winners
2015 MEP Giants: MEP Giants annual report; Mergers and acquisitions; NFPA 2001; Fiber-optic cables; LED specifications
Hospital IAQ: Indoor air quality in health care facilities; NFPA 72; Water use and conservation; Net-zero buildings
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
Implementing microgrids: Controlling campus power generation; Understanding cogeneration systems; Evaluating UPS system efficiency; Driving data center PUE, efficiency
Optimizing genset sizing; How the Internet of Things affects the data center; Increasing transformer efficiency; Standby vs. emergency power in mission critical facilities
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.