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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 7-13

Read the best articles from the past week. NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 20 fire pumps, office building design, successful acoustic projects and lighting occupancy sensors.

By Chris Vavra February 14, 2020
DLR Group worked on the Pete Mirelez Human Services Center for Adams County in Westminster, Colo. The 315,000-square-foot building had been part of the Western Electric campus, now mostly demolished. The interior of the three-story building was gutted, a 5,000-square-foot lobby addition designed and all-new utilities and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were provided to serve the structure. New features include full kitchen, fitness area, data center and equipment rooms. Courtesy: DLR Group

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online for Feb. 7-13 covered NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 20 fire pumps, office building design, successful acoustic projects and lighting occupancy sensors. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Analyzing NEC 2017 changes Several changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code should be noted

2. NFPA 20: Fire pump design When designing a fire pump, there are a number of factors to keep in mind, particularly NFPA 20

3. What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about fire and life safety systems Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Fire protection engineers play a key role

4. Eight considerations for an acoustically successful project The team at TLC Engineering Solutions recently developed this list of building elements where noise transmission should be considered during design to result in a successful project.

5. Commissioning lighting occupancy sensors Installing lighting occupancy sensors and commissioning the devices have many benefits, including reducing operational and maintenance costs


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.