Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, January 12-18: Designing modular data centers, the 2014 NEC, 2015 business trends, more

Articles about designing modular data centers; the 2014 NEC; top business trends in 2015; Implementing energy storage for peak-load shifting; and designing higher education facilities were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, January 12-18. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 19, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 12-18, covered designing modular data centers; the 2014 NEC; top business trends in 2015; Implementing energy storage for peak-load shifting; and designing higher education facilities. Link to each article below.

1. Designing modular data centers

Modular data centers offer quick turnaround and clear project costs. Like traditional data centers, they require carefully engineered electrical and cooling systems. 

2. Reviewing the 2014 NEC

It’s time for electrical and power engineers to start reviewing the 2014 edition of the NEC to be prepared for when jurisdictions adopt it as local code. 

3. Top 10 business trends to watch in 2015

Engineering firms should watch these business and technology trends as we move into 2015. 

4. Implementing energy storage for peak-load shifting

Engineers should offer building owners the ability to reduce energy load by shifting it from peak to off-peak hours. 

5. Designing higher education facilities

The world is getting more high-tech, and the colleges and universities preparing students to work in an increasingly advanced environment must keep pace. Engineers with expertise on college and university buildings share advice on how to complete such complex projects, with honors. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, January 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.