Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, September 8-14: NFPA 101 considerations, MEP Giants, variable refrigerant flow, more

Articles about NFPA 101 engineering considerations, MEP Giants and diversity, variable refrigerant flow, the National Electric Security Code, and waste heat recovery were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, September 8-14. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 15, 2014

1. Engineering considerations of NFPA 101

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code defines a building’s egress, along with numerous fire and life safety systems.

2. MEP Giants continue to diversify

The 2014 MEP Giants revenue has remained flat, while firms continue to diversify the services they offer and the building types they work in. 

3. VRF offers flexible, energy-efficient heating and cooling

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems can offer flexibility in design-intensive and challenging HVAC projects. 

4. Weighing in on the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

We are currently at the start of an eight-month window for open commentary on the change proposals in the preprint of proposed changes for the 2017 edition of the NESC. 

5. Is waste heat recovery right for your project?

How to evaluate and specify waste heat recovery systems in various nonresidential building markets.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, September 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is web content manager for CFE Media and Technology.