Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 19-25

ASHRAE 90.1 compliance, Lean principles of design-build, designing electrical rooms, NFPA 101 in hospitals, and critical power were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 19-25. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media March 26, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 19-25Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online for March 19-25 covered ASHRAE 90.1 compliance, Lean principles of design-build, designing electrical rooms, NFPA 101 in hospitals, and critical power. Link to each article below.

1. Achieving compliance with ASHRAE 90.1

ASHRAE Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is one of the main drivers used in any building design. The 2016 edition hasn’t been adopted by all jurisdictions, however engineers should understand the key elements of this important standard.

2. Five Lean principles of design-build

To be able to apply Lean concepts on a project, it’s imperative to have a holistic view of the five Lean principles and how they directly correlate to design-build best practices.

3. How to design electrical rooms

Electrical engineers should coordinate with mechanical engineers, architects, structural engineers, and others involved in the design of electrical rooms.

4. Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. It is the only document that covers life safety in both new and existing structures.

5. Critical power: hospitals and data centers

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing backup, standby, and emergency power systems. Specific requirements for emergency power vary based on the mission critical facility, such as a hospital or data centers.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, March 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.


Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.

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