Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, November 3-9: Applying building energy modeling, commissioning giants, engineering workable office space, more

Articles about building energy modeling, commissioning giants, engineering workable office space, sizing and selecting pumps and circulators, and managing power through networked electrical systems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, November 3-9. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 10, 2014

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 3-9, covered building energy modeling, commissioning giants, engineering workable office space, sizing and selecting pumps and circulators, and managing power through networked electrical systems. Link to each article below.

1. Applying building energy modeling

Whole building energy modeling techniques and software are crucial for designing code-compliant buildings. At the same time, this near-mandatory exercise introduces opportunities for engineers to add significant value to projects. 

2. Cx Giants make their mark

The 2014 Commissioning Giants had several new entries this year. The 15 firms reported a total of more than $351 million in revenue dedicated to commissioning new buildings or retro-commissioning existing buildings. 

3. Engineering workable, successful office space

Whether new or retrofit, office buildings can be a challenge for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), or fire protection engineer. A team of experienced professionals offers advice on what to expect, and how to come out on top. 

4. Sizing, selecting pumps and circulators

By making correct pump and piping selections, a hydronic system can operate at or near peak efficiency, avoiding cavitation and vibration. Here’s a look at relevant codes and best practices. 

5. Managing power through networked electrical systems

Engineers should consider the benefits of networking electrical systems-monitoring and controlling power, its usage, and how it affects system reliability. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, November 3-9, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.