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Figure 1: Three-quarters of lighting engineers struggle with projects that have an inadequate budget for good design. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study
Research February 4, 2016

Specifying electrical, power systems for office buildings

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Electrical and Power Study indicates that 63% of respondents specify, design, or make product selections for office buildings—and 82% of these engineers determine requirements/write specifications, 72% research and evaluate options, and 69% recommend the product brand.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Figure 2: More than half of engineers specify LEDs; lighting controls; T5, T8, or T12 fixtures; and/or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for educational facilities. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study
Research December 28, 2015

Lighting in educational facilities

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study indicated that 58% of engineers specify, design, or make product selections for educational facilities—and eight in 10 of these engineers are responsible for determining requirements/writing specifications, researching and evaluating options, and/or recommending the product brands for these projects.

By Amanda Pelliccione
In the past 12 to 18 months, survey respondents indicated what aspects of HVAC and BAS design has changed. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer, CFE Media
Research November 27, 2015

Eight trends in HVAC, BAS

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 HVAC and Building Automation Systems (BAS) Study identified eight high-level findings.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 4: The majority of survey participants hold a bachelor’s degree. Electrical engineering (42%) and mechanical engineering (40%) were the top two engineering disciplines studied. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Research November 20, 2015

How much are you worth?

Consulting engineers share information about compensation, job satisfaction, and business development via a national salary survey.

By Amara Rozgus and Amanda Pelliccione, Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer, CFE Media
Research October 27, 2015

Fire and life safety in data centers

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study indicated that 46% of engineers specify, design, or make product selections for data centers.

By Amanda Pelliccione, CFE Media
Research July 20, 2015

2015 Fire and Life Safety Study: Fire and life safety in hospitals, health care facilities

More than half of fire protection engineers specify, design, or make product selections for hospitals and health care facilities. Through the 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study, Consulting-Specifying Engineer identified four key findings on hospital and health care facility projects.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Research June 29, 2015

HVAC and BAS study: Comparable trends between small and large firms

Below are a few key comparisons between small and large engineering firms that specify HVAC and building automation systems (BAS).

By Amanda Pelliccione
Research May 26, 2015

2015 Electrical and Power Study: Seven key findings for the electrical, power industries

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Electrical and Power Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the electrical and power industries today.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 1: The number of air conditioning units far outweighed the number of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems in 2014. Courtesy: IHS
Research May 7, 2015

VRF market presents dilemma for engineers

Market report shows that the market for VRF systems in the U.S. has grown only marginally.

By Omar Talpur, market analyst, IHS Building Technologies, Austin, Texas
Research May 6, 2015

2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study: Lighting in office buildings

Read about these five key findings from the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study.

By Amanda Pelliccione, CFE Media