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Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, April 2021

Read the best articles in April 2021 including: NFPA 101, electrical system software, NFPA 72-2022, effective COVID-19 mitigation, NFPA 72-2022 and more.

By Chris Vavra May 6, 2021
Courtesy: CDM Smith

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 10 articles online in April 2021 posted over the last three months covered NFPA 101, electrical system software, NFPA 72-2022, effective COVID-19 mitigation, NFPA 72-2022 and how HVAC and BAS have changed. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. NFPA 101 and COVID-19Engineers need to consider the public health and life safety issues of reopening a building after COVID-19.

2. Picking software to model electrical systems As electrical power and lighting systems become more complex, modeling for safe and reliable electrical operations becomes increasingly important.

3. What to look for in NFPA 72-2022 This article is a look at some of the significant changes that may be included in the 2022 edition of NFPA 72.

4. Effective COVID-19 mitigation for HVAC systems There are many technologies available for HVAC systems to combat the spread of COVID-19, but not all systems apply to all building types.

5. How HVAC, BAS have changed during COVID-19In this proprietary research study, respondents provided information on a variety of HVAC and BAS topics, plus details about how COVID-19 has affected their work.

6. Enhancing learning in K-12 schoolsStudents and teachers benefit from many engineering technologies in K-12 schools.

7. Five applications of computation fluid dynamics motion in three dimensions Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be used retrofitting, estimating hydraulic losses, optimizing flow distribution and more.

8. How remote working helps people share knowledge, experiencesWorking remotely is forcing people to collaborate and coming up with more innovation solutions in new ways, which can inspire and build confidence in a team.

9. Case study: District heating supply from a combined heat and power plant Development and operation of the combined heat and power district heating system in Jamestown, N.Y., provides energy efficiency, environmental and economic development benefits to customers.

10. The future of higher education The world of higher education has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and is forcing designers and administrators to change their approach.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.