Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, October 5-11: Building systems integration best practices, NFPA 13 changes, Product of the Year, more

Articles about building systems integration best practices, updates/changes to NFPA 13, the 2015 Product of the Year winners, building automation and integration efficiency, and wireless controls in building systems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, October 5-11. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.



Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 5-11, covered building systems integration best practices, updates/changes to NFPA 13, the 2015 Product of the Year winners, building automation and integration efficiency, and wireless controls in building systems. Link to each article below.

1. Building systems integration best practices

Building automation systems (BAS) allow for state-of-the-art systems integration in nonresidential buildings. 

2. Updates, changes to NFPA 13

Nonresidential buildings have automatic fire sprinkler systems to mitigate fires, minimizing the potential for death and property loss. This looks at the current edition of NFPA 13 (2013) and reviews major changes to the 2016 edition.

3. 2015 Product of the Year Winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2015 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

4. Building automation + integration = efficiency

The building automation system (BAS) has become key to ensuring all systems within a building are working effectively and efficiently. Integration of lighting, HVAC, fire/life safety, and all other engineered systems requires the designer to specify an appropriate system.

5. Wireless controls in building systems

There is quite a bit of flux in the wireless building instrumentation and controls protocol market with numerous players jockeying for dominance. Though wireless systems are becoming the norm for product manufacturers in many cases, not all engineers fully understand the best way to specify these systems.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, October 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.

- Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media,

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