Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 22-28

NFPA 110 and NEC requirements, arc flash mitigation and solar systems, integrating fire alarm and HVAC systems, sizing domestic water pipes, and code compliance for lighting systems were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, January January 22-28. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 22-28Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for January January 22-28 covered NFPA 110 and NEC requirements, arc flash mitigation and solar systems, integrating fire alarm and HVAC systems, sizing domestic water pipes, and code compliance for lighting systems. Link to each article below.

1. Satisfying NFPA 110 and NEC requirements

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment should identify when installations are required to comply with NFPA 110 in conjunction with other codes. This collection of case studies provides examples of recent projects that had various challenges associated with these requirements.

2. Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems

Rising solar capacity comes with rising risk. The challenge is mitigating that risk.

3. How to properly integrate fire alarm systems and HVAC systems

Organizing the coordination with the engineering team is key to a successful system integration project.

4. Sizing domestic water pipes

When sizing pipes in nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local code, available water pressure, fixtures, and a host of other factors.

5. How to simplify code compliance for lighting projects

Asking key questions will ease the process of complying with required energy codes.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, January 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,

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