Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 12-18

Overlooked ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals, critical power unanswered questions, Lean principles of design-build, and BIM considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 12-18. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 12-18

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for March 12-18 covered Overlooked ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals, critical power unanswered questions, Lean principles of design-build, and BIM considerations. Link to each article below.

1. Top ten overlooked ASHRAE 90.1-2013 requirements

As energy efficiency is a growing concern, understanding ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for energy-efficient buildings is vital.

2. Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. It is the only document that covers life safety in both new and existing structures.

3. Your questions answered: Critical power: Motors, variable frequency drives, and variable speed drives.

The Feb. 22, 2018, “Critical power: Motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and variable speed drives” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.

4. Five Lean principles of design-build

To be able to apply Lean concepts on a project, it's imperative to have a holistic view of the five Lean principles and how they directly correlate to design-build best practices.

5. Five considerations when coordinating BIM projects

Construction projects can benefit significantly by leveraging BIM, but there are a few areas to take into consideration that, when applied, can help your next project reach its full BIM potential.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, March 12-18, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,

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