Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 19-25

NEC’s recent changes, overlooked ASHRAE requirements, Lean principles of design-build, NFPA in healthcare buildings, and ASHRAE 90.1 compliance were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January February 19-25. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media February 23, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 19-25Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online for February 19-25 covered NEC’s recent changes, overlooked ASHRAE requirements, Lean principles of design-build, NFPA in healthcare buildings, and ASHRAE 90.1 compliance. Link to each article below.

1. Dissecting NEC’s recent changes

Changes in and additions to the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) have an impact on commercial and industrial facilities.

2. Top ten overlooked ASHRAE 90.1-2013 requirements

As energy efficiency is a growing concern, understanding ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for energy-efficient buildings is vital.

3. Five Lean principles of design-build

To be able to apply Lean concepts on a project, it’s imperative to have a holistic view of the five Lean principles and how they directly correlate to design-build best practices.

4. Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings

Explore the top 10 things to know about the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 for hospitals and health care facilities.

5. Achieving compliance with ASHRAE 90.1

ASHRAE Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is one of the main drivers used in any building design. The 2016 edition hasn’t been adopted by all jurisdictions, however engineers should understand the key elements of this important standard.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, February 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.