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