Fire, Life Safety

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 16-22, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 101 and COVID-19, rooftop units, ECM and VFDs, COVID-19 mitigation and lab opportunities.

By Chris Vavra April 23, 2021
Courtesy: SmithGroup/Liam Fredrick

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online over the past week covered NFPA 101 and COVID-19, rooftop units, ECM and VFDs, COVID-19 mitigation and lab opportunities. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

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

2. Know when, how to specify a rooftop unitThere are some key components to recognize when designing air-cooled rooftop units.

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

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

5. 10 things developers need to know for the next lab opportunity The demand for lab space is growing, which can leave designers feeling flummoxed. How can they meet their clients’ expectations? Consider these 10 steps.


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