Awards December 1, 2020

2020 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer reveals the MVP, gold, silver and bronze award recipients for the 2020 Product of the Year program.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: LAN
Electrical, Power November 23, 2020

Designing, retrofitting hospitals during COVID: Electrical, power and lighting

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical. Understand how to design electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Bear Label Consulting Engineers
Electrical November 20, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: November 13-19, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Commercial building wiring methods, the salary survey, hospital ventilation design, commissioning giants and modular electric rooms.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 2: This demonstrates a typical medium voltage one-line diagram consisting of two paralleled standby generators. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Emergency, Standby, Backup November 20, 2020

Designing an emergency power supply system

Engineers and owners must consider NFPA requirements when designing and maintaining alternate power supply systems to ensure reliable service

By Mario Vecchiarello, Jeff Donaldson and Tyler Roschen
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Electrical, Power November 20, 2020

Case study: EPSS retrofit at water treatment plant

A water treatment plant required an electrical distribution system upgrade

By Mario Vecchiarello, Jeff Donaldson and Tyler Roschen
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology, Schneider Electric
Arc Flash November 18, 2020

Your questions answered: When and how to specify arc flash protection relays

Electrical engineers can learn about hardware considerations, signaling and zone selection for higher performance arc flash mitigation systems

By Farhad Moslemi, PEng
Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Business of Engineering November 11, 2020

Salaries climb while bonuses drop

Are your salary, bonuses and current work conditions on par with others in the industry? Review the current report to learn where you rank among your peers

By Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief, and Amanda Pelliccione, Director of Research, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Downers Grove, Illinois
Courtesy: Southland Industries
Electrical November 9, 2020

Modular electric rooms are the new normal

Modular electric rooms (MERs) are built out with electrical infrastructure that can be rapidly deployed at a data center facility and are becoming more common.

By Drew Thomas
Courtesy: Dewberry
Electrical Systems October 28, 2020

Students, tech, COVID drive higher ed design of electrical, lighting systems

College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical October 26, 2020

Back to basics: Commercial building wiring methods

Electrical engineers and designers should have a practical understanding for the application of raceways, wiring, cabling and busways

By Clinton R. Gordon and Matthew Steinmetz