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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 12-18, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Smoke control systems, COVID-19 retail impacts and questions and designing for transformers and switchgear.

By Chris Vavra June 19, 2020
Courtesy: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online for June 12-18 covered smoke control systems, COVID-19 retail impacts and questions and designing for transformers and switchgear. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Best practices for designing smoke control systemsBy incorporating NFPA 92 with best practices, fire protection engineers can successfully design smoke control systems for buildings.

2. How is COVID-19 affecting retail, restaurants?With consumers frequently enjoying delivered meals and shopping for goods online, brick-and-mortar restaurants and retail structures need to be more advanced than ever to compete.

3. How to design for transformers, switchgear and UPSIt is critical for electrical engineers to be involved early in the programming of a facility to meet end users’ needs and cost constraints in facility construction.

4. Five questions building engineers will be asking after COVID-19 Building engineers will be facing a new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. There are many questions to ask in that new world to try and find some certainty.

5. COVID-19 and the impacts to the workplaceThe Bala Consulting Engineers COVID-19 Task Force has published a white paper to assist engineers in making buildings safer.


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