Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 19-December 25: NEC 2017 changes, economics of HVAC systems, medical and hospital projects, more
Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s Top 5 most read articles online, for December 19-December 25, covered NEC 2017 changes, economics of HVAC systems, medical and hospital projects, professional salaries, and NFPA 110-2016. Link to each article below.
The current version of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) is the 2014 edition. Though this version has not been adopted in all jurisdictions, this article reviews a project that is being designed to meet the 2014 code. A few key updates to the NEC in 2017 and their potential impacts to future designs are also highlighted.
Codes and standards, equipment efficiencies, energy modeling, commissioning, energy-conservation incentive programs, and lifecycle cost analysis all play into determining the economics of HVAC systems. Included are key aspects a mechanical engineer may need to consider when specifying HVAC systems into new or existing buildings, with a focus on the economic analysis provided to the client.
Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique challenges: evolving technology, increased specialization, and maintaining operations while under construction. Here, professionals with experience on such facilities share advice on how to finish projects that report a clean bill of health.
Consulting engineers share information about compensation, accreditation, age, retirement goals, and business development via a national salary survey.
Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems in conjunction with NFPA 70: National Electrical Code.
This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, December 19-December 25, for articles published within the last two months.
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