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

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

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.

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.