Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jun. 25 to Jul. 1

Parallel generator design, NFPA 99-2012 requirements, millennials in the workforce, performance-based design, and NFPA 92 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jun. 25 to Jul. 1. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for Jun. 25 to Jul. 1 covered parallel generator design, NFPA 99-2012 requirements, millennials in the workforce, performance-based design, and NFPA 92. Link to each article below.

1. When and how to design parallel generators

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application. Whether providing standby power for health care facilities or prime power for processing plants, engineers must make decisions regarding generator sizing and whether generators should be paralleled. 

2. Understanding the fire safety requirements in NFPA 99-2012

Learning the fire and life safety requirements of NFPA 99 as they relate to hospitals and health care facilities is critical. 

3. What millennials expect in the workforce

Organizations need to adapt and understand what millennials want in a work environment.

4. Pairing performance-based design with IPD for the best value

Integrated project delivery (IPD) is on the upswing. Pairing this approach with performance-based design is challenging but capitalizing on the skills of all parties at the right time can provide results that are worth the effort.

5. NFPA 92 guides smoke control system design

NFPA 92 is the starting point for any smoke control system, but too frequently it is assumed to be the only standard by which to judge smoke control calculations.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, Jun. 25 to Jul. 1, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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