Cx Giants make their mark
The 2014 Commissioning Giants had several new entries this year, namely because some firms did not report any commissioning revenue when they submitted data in early 2014, and because Consulting-Specifying Engineer opted to expand the list to the top 15 firms. The 15 firms reported a total of more than $351 million in revenue dedicated to commissioning new buildings or retro-commissioning existing buildings.
Among all 2014 MEP Giants, 1,362 projects were commissioned by a third party, with each of the 102 firms listed averaging 13 projects commissioned by a third party. Overall, 8% of the percentage of design revenue for all firms came from commissioning projects, up 1% from 2013 data.
Cx Giants not listed last year include: AECOM Technology Corp., GLUMAC, Syska Hennessy Group, Stanley Consultants, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp., Affiliated Engineers Inc., RMF Engineering, AKF Group LLC, and Vanderweil Engineers.
58% of engineering firms are always or frequently using closed lighting specifications that include multiple sources; only 23% use closed specifications with one source: Source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study
$2.8 million: Average dollar amount of HVAC and BAS products specified for new and existing buildings. Source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2013 HVAC and Building Automation Systems Study
67% of engineers involved in fire and life safety systems indicted the subjective interpretation of regulations by code authorities as a top challenge to their designs. Source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Fire & Life Safety Study
On a quarterly basis, Consulting-Specifying Engineer surveys its audience based on four main topics: fire and life safety, electrical and power, lighting and lighting controls, and HVAC and building automation systems. All of the reports are available online, free for a limited time, at www.csemag.com/research.