Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 13-19: NFPA 99, integrated project delivery, fire protection, more
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 13-19, covered adopting NFPA 99, integrated project delivery, fire protection and critical facilities, evaluating UPS system efficiency, and implementing microgrids. Link to each article below.
NFPA 99-2015 establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to patients, staff, or visitors in health care facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity.
Integrated project delivery (IPD) requires a team approach and buy-in from all players, including the architect, engineer, and contractor.
Critical facilities, such as health care buildings and hospitals, require fire alarm and detection specifications at a higher level than in other buildings.
Many modern uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode. Data show that very few data centers put it to use because of the potential risks.
Microgrids can lower cost and raise reliability for the owner, and for surrounding communities.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, July 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.
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