Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, December 14-20: NEC 2014 changes, how much are you worth, dedicated outdoor air systems, more

Articles about NEC 2014 changes, how much are you worth, dedicated outdoor air systems, HVAC fans and smoke control, and understanding transfer switch operation were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 14-20. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Ksenia Avrakhova December 21, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 14-20, covered NEC 2014 changes, how much are you worth, dedicated outdoor air systems, HVAC fans and smoke control, and understanding transfer switch operation. Link to each article below.

1. Reviewing, analyzing NEC 2014 changes

Changes in and additions to the NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) have a significant impact on commercial and industrial facilities.

2. How much are you worth?

Consulting engineers share information about compensation, job satisfaction, and business development via a national salary survey.

3. Dedicated outdoor air systems and code compliance

Dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) deliver dehumidified air to buildings to improve the indoor air quality and thermal comfort.

4. Integration: HVAC fans and smoke control

Fire, life safety, and HVAC systems must be integrated by the engineer to achieve reliability in smoke control systems. This includes mechanical equipment, physical barriers, or a combination of both.

5. Understanding transfer switch operation

Consulting engineers should understand transfer switch construction, performance requirements, selection criteria, and desired operation to ensure that critical systems and equipment are supplied with reliable backup power when needed.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, December 14-20, for articles published within the last two months.

– Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media, ksia94@gmail.com.