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Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, August 2020

Read the best articles in August 2020 including: MEP Giants revenue, high-performance buildings, transformers, Product of the Year finalists and more.

By Chris Vavra September 1, 2020
Courtesy: Stantec

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 10 articles online in August 2020 covered MEP Giants revenue, high-performance buildings, transformers, Product of the Year finalists and more. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. MEP Giants revenue increased 5% over last yearThe 2020 MEP Giants gross revenue increased nearly $8 billion, while MEP/FP revenue increased $434 million compared to last year.

2. Pandemic control in high-performance buildingsHigh-performance building design in health care facilities may teach engineers how to design other building types.

3. Back to basics: Switchgear, transformers and UPSsSwitchgear, transformers and uninterruptible power supplies are among the largest, costliest and most critical devices in a facility.

4. 2020 Product of the Year Finalists – Vote now for the best products! Who will win gold in 2020? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 16th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online at www.csemag.com/NP4E.

5. Building engineers are helping students safely return to schoolThere are many factors to consider when deciding when and how to safely open schools across the country. Four highlights from a recent ASHRAE report are highlighted.

6. Deep UV light disinfection could help prevent disease, virus spreadResearchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) developed a device capable of automatically disinfecting common surfaces, which could be vital in virus and disease mitigation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. What ASHRAE 90.4 does for data center energy efficiencyThe design and operation of data centers continues to evolve, with ASHRAE Standard 90.4 as guidance.

8. How to select a building automation systemExplore the specification of standard, open and proprietary building automation systems.

9. Case study: Hospital achieves resilient designWell in advance of COVID-19, Silver Cross Hospital designed for resiliency measures no one could have predicted.

10. Air ventilation and HVAC with Brian Sharkey Brian Sharkey with Airadigm Solutions offers test-and-balance professionals tips on air balancing and other HVAC issues in nonresidential buildings.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.