Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, March 2021

Read the best articles in March 2021 including: Effective COVID-19 mitigation, NFPA 72-2022, VRF systems, NFPA 101 and more.

By Chris Vavra April 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 10 articles online in March 2021 covered effective COVID-19 mitigation, NFPA 72-2022, VRF systems, NFPA 101 and more. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Four steps for designing a VRF system Variable refrigerant flow offers an alternate HVAC solution.

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

5. Identify cost, scope of a BASFinding the budget to implement a building automation system often proves challenging. Learn to compare scope against the cybersecurity requirements.

6. How smart buildings combat health concernsBuilding owners can use sensor technology and centralized building controls to make their buildings safer and more resilient.

7. Electrical grounding and bonding per NEC Understanding correct grounding and bonding design and construction is crucial for proper electrical system operation and personnel safety.

8. How to choose between an ECM and a VFD – While each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable frequency drives have important differences in simplicity, flexibility, cost and other factors.

9. Understanding the changes to NFPA 70-2020 New requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code will affect facility design.

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.

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