Energy Efficiency April 22, 2019

Five ways to design and deliver an efficient mechanical system

The most efficient mechanical system for an owner is not the one with the greatest potential to reduce energy and operational costs, but the one that is able to be easily maintained and reliably operated at its most efficient points for

By Craig Buck, PE, LEED AP, HFDP, RMF Engineering, Charleston, South Carolina
Awards April 11, 2019

2019 Product of the Year Finalists

Vote for this year’s best products! Who will win gold in 2019? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 15th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes at

By Amanda Pelliccione
Lighting April 19, 2019

The pros and cons of networked wireless lighting

Wireless lighting controls offer many benefits. Lighting designers should be aware of these advantages, and take note of any drawbacks.

By Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC; and Karl Geil, IES, LC, Illuminart, a Division of Peter Basso Associates Inc., Troy, Mich.
HVAC April 10, 2019

April e-zine

Consulting-Specifying Engineer has an e-magazine where you can read, search, share and download articles. In this edition, learn about VRF system design, networked wireless lighting, data center trends, BIM design tips and fire sprinkler systems. Special section: 2019 Product of the Year finalists – vote for the winners!

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety April 18, 2019

Sprinkler installations and obstructions

Sprinkler protection is an essential component of building fire and life safety. Sprinkler fire suppression systems are required to be installed with an understanding of the applicable standards and proper coordination among other building services throughout a project lifecycle.

By Roy Savio Fernandes, SFPE, Jensen Hughes, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Recent Content
Educational April 22, 2019

Case study: University dorm renovation uses BIM

Language in the university’s scope of work for a dormitory’s renovation required clarity.

By Daniel Fagan, PE, CPD, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Chicago
Data Centers April 19, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 12 to April 18

2019 Product of the Year finalists, integrating modeling into building design, designing data center AHUs, understanding GFCI nuisances, and building energy modeling were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 12 to April 18. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Business of Engineering April 19, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: April 19

This week Morrissey Goodale reported four deals in the U.S. and one international deal involving companies from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By Morrissey Goodale
Educational April 18, 2019

Future of Schools

Schools must prepare students with the knowledge, skills and adaptability for unknown jobs and technology that has not yet been invented.

By Arup
Electrical April 18, 2019

Cable management clip

The clip can support up to 24 cables, and is ideal for handling larger, heavier cable such as Category 6A.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Automation, Controls April 17, 2019

Building safety – on all levels

Building engineers must keep cybersecurity top-of-mind when specifying products and setting up building automation and control systems.

By Amara Rozgus
Building Types April 17, 2019

Comfort that contributes to the bottom line

Airports across the country are struggling to increase revenue and find funding for these projects.

By James Dietz