Benefits of the modern control system. Courtesy: HDR
Building Automation and Controls July 12, 2024

Top five Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: July 5-11

Top Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles this week covered topics including control system replacements, generators for mission critical facilities and EV charging stations.

By Anna Steingruber
Networking is vital for engineers’ careers.
Buildings July 16, 2024

Networking for technical professionals in five simple steps

Networking is an integral part of career development. Engineers and technical professionals should take these steps to develop their network

By James Hanley, PE
Figure 1: The 2024 edition of NFPA 101 has updated requirements for interior exit discharge. Courtesy: NFPA
Codes and Standards March 28, 2024

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed codes and standards articles in 2024

Read the best codes and standards articles about NFPA 101, ASHRAE, health care standards and more.

By Tyler Wall
Figure 2: Surge arrestor connected to the medium-voltage side of an outdoor pad-mounted transformer. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Electrical and Power June 28, 2024

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed electrical, power articles in 2024

Read the best electrical, power articles about medium-voltage distribution systems, power conductors, low-voltage electrical systems and more.

By Tyler Wall
Standpipe with a hose valve, control valve, flow switch, pressure gauge and inspector's test. A main drain is also routed alongside the standpipe. Courtesy: McClure Engineering
Fire and Life Safety July 11, 2024

Deciphering the codes for fire protection standpipes

By Leslie Cowger, PE
HVAC/R and Mechanical July 10, 2024

Design of RTUs: Best practices

By Tony Gonzalez
An example of a listed ELCD. The scale of the device and threaded hub permits straightforward installation into a standard one-half inch knockout. Courtesy: HDR, Inc.
Lighting and Lighting Controls June 19, 2024

How to specify emergency lighting controls under new standards

By Eric Rushenberg
Made in America July 10, 2024

Passing the knowledge torch with a connected workforce

By Michael Masser
Figure 5: Before motors were replaced at a large Texas regional water supplier. Courtesy: Lockwood Andrews & Newnam Inc.
Motors and Drives January 24, 2024

Case study: Motors replaced at potable water plant

By Jeff Thomas

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