Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, November 10-16: AEC professionals leaving jobs, commissioning giants, lighting controls and energy efficiency, more

Articles about AEC professionals leaving their jobs, commissioning giants, lighting controls and energy performance, evaluating energy codes, and engineering workable office space were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, November 10-16. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

11/17/2014


Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 10-16, covered AEC professionals leaving their jobs, commissioning giants, lighting controls and energy performance, evaluating energy codes, and engineering workable office space. Link to each article below.

1. Bad bosses, not money, are driving AEC professionals to leave their jobs

According to a new survey conducted by Morrissey Goodale LLC, nearly a quarter (24%) of AEC firm leaders reported that a poor relationship with the boss was the primary reason why their latest key hires left their previous firms. 

2. Cx Giants make their mark

The 2014 Commissioning Giants had several new entries this year. The 15 firms reported a total of more than $351 million in revenue dedicated to commissioning new buildings or retro-commissioning existing buildings. 

3. Lighting controls increase energy performance

Engineers should look at the specific lighting control requirements in the latest versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and IECC and review some best practices and insights on how incorporating lighting controls influences a building's energy performance. 

4. Evaluating energy codes on a scale

ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and IgCC are leading the way to high-performance green buildings. Learn how these two "maps to net zero" handle the enigma of "percent better than code," with the outright goal being to have updates to energy codes be evaluated on a scale. 

5. Engineering workable, successful office space

Whether new or retrofit, office buildings can be a challenge for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), or fire protection engineer. A team of experienced professionals offers advice on what to expect, and how to come out on top. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, November 10-16, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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