Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 5 to June 11: 2017 40 Under 40 winners, lighting protection systems, BIM, 2017 Product of the Year, NFPA 3 and 4.

Articles about DOAS, lighting controls, BIM, lighting protection systems, and performance-based energy design were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, June 5 to June 11. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer June 12, 2017

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online, for June 5 to June 11, covered design for DOAS, lighting controls, BIM, lighting protection systems, and performance-based energy design. Link to each article below.

1. Using performance-based design for DOAS

Performance-based design influences the specification of dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) products and systems.

2. Networked lighting controls

With the advent of building technology comes the need for monitoring and intercommunication between heating, cooling, electrical, lighting, fire/life safety, and other systems for optimized efficiency and operation.

3. Using BIM for project coordination

BIM is used frequently when working across multiple disciplines, which can prevent clashes across mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering and with other stakeholders. 

4. Understanding lightning protection systems

Scientific advances improve lightning protection for mission critical facilities. 

5. Achieving energy performance-based design goals

Performance-based design allows design teams creative freedom when integrating energy efficiency strategies into a facility. 
This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, June 5 to June 11, for articles published within the last two months. 

Joy Chang, digital project manager, CFE Media,