Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, October 23-29: 2017 Commissioning Giants, best practices for building integration, MEP Giants, and more.

2017 Commissioning Giants, best practices for building integration, MEP Giants, using IPD for design-bid-build success, and steps to determine plumbing requirements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, October 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media October 30, 2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, October 23-29Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s top 5 most read articles online, for October 23-29, covered 2017 Commissioning Giants, best practices for building integration, MEP Giants, using IPD for design-bid-build success, and steps to determine plumbing requirements. Link to each article below.

1. 2017 Commissioning Giants

Building commissioning providers—at all levels—reported making more money in the past fiscal year than in the previous year. Here’s a look at the top 25 firms.

2. Best practices for building integration and interoperability

3. MEP Giants revenue increases, along with staffing concerns

The 2017 MEP Giants gross revenue increased as compared with last year, likely due to company mergers and larger and more varied projects. MEP/FP design revenue also increased.

4. How to use IPD for design-bid-build success

By engaging all the players in a building’s design or retrofit, integrated project delivery (IPD) can ensure the project runs smoothly.

5. Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements

In nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local codes, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), and International Plumbing Code (IPC) when sizing water supply piping systems.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, October 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

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