Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, November 23-29: HVAC and smoke control, modeling lighting systems, building information modeling, more
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 23-29, covered HVAC fans and smoke control, modeling building lighting systems, taking BIM to the next level, circuit protection in health care facilities, and lighting and the energy codes. Link to each article below.
Fire, life safety, and HVAC systems must be integrated by the engineer to achieve reliability in smoke control systems. This includes mechanical equipment, physical barriers, or a combination of both.
Familiarity with building energy modeling techniques and software is crucial for designing code-compliant buildings. Lighting designers should consider the various tools available when designing new- or existing-building lighting systems.
Electrical engineers are being pushed toward using BIM.
Designing electrical systems for health care facilities-especially hospitals-is more demanding than for conventional buildings because the stakes are so high.
Engineers have many resources when designing energy-efficient lighting in nonresidential buildings. Lighting designers do not have to sacrifice quality or reduce lighting levels just to meet energy codes.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, November 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.
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