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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 16-January 22: the whole-system approach, NFPA 110-2016, batteries in mission critical facilities, more

Articles about the whole-system approach in design/construction, applying NFPA 110-2016, batteries in mission critical facilities, choosing a modular data center, and fire door inspections were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January 16-January 22. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb January 23, 2017

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s Top 5 most read articles online, for January 16-January 22, covered the whole-system approach in design/construction, applying NFPA 110-2016, batteries in mission critical facilities, choosing a modular data center, and fire door inspections. Link to each article below.

1. Why engineers should use a whole-system approach for design and construction

Using a whole-system approach to specifying equipment can lead to many benefits, such as improving the building’s energy efficiency. 

2. How to apply NFPA 110-2016

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. 

3. Design, maintain, test batteries in mission critical facilities

Engineering design, maintenance, and testing of batteries in mission critical facilities is imperative for proper operation and safety. 

4. How to choose a modular data center

Modular data centers can be cost-effective, scalable options. There are several variables to consider, however, when comparing them to brick-and-mortar facilities. 

5. Have you gotten close to your fire door lately?

The importance of initial fire door inspections and subsequent annual inspections cannot be overemphasized. The adoption and execution of initial and annual fire door inspections will result in safer conditions for building occupants. 


This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, January 16-January 22, for articles published within the last two months.

Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.