Business of Engineering

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 28-January 3

Designing lighting systems and lighting controls, the top 10 articles of 2018, designing safe laboratories and research facilities, commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questioned answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 28-Jan 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By McKenzie Burns January 4, 2019

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online for Dec. 28-Jan. 3 covered designing lighting systems and lighting controls, the top 10 articles of 2018, designing safe laboratories and research facilities, commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questioned answered. Were you out last week? You can catch up here. Link to each article below.

  1. Designing lighting systems and lighting controls – Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for their designs. In addition to considering the type of lighting fixture, they must also take into account daylighting, lighting controls, codes and standards, and other factors. To ensure these systems work as efficiently and effectively as possible, commissioning new systems (along with ongoing commissioning) is vital for success.
  2. Top 10 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles of 2018 – Look back on the top 10 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles of 2018 as determined by audience members.
  3. Designing sage laboratories and research facilities – Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors.
  4. Video: The Evolution of Commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin – This presentation examines the needs of an institutional client, and the gap left by the traditional new building commissioning process.
  5. Your questions answered: Curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications – Explore HVAC applications for VFDs, VFD design differences and performance factors, harmonic mitigation methods, and the basics of IEEE 519.

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McKenzie Burns
Author Bio: Production Coordinator, CFE Media