Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, October 22-28

Writing fire protection specifications using NFPA 13, selecting pipe and piping materials, ASHRAE 62.1, reinforcing the engineer's role in the IPD method, and the 2018 Commissioning Giants were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week Oct. 22-28. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online for Oct. 22-28 covered writing fire protection specifications using NFPA 13, selecting pipe and piping materials, ASHRAE 62.1, reinforcing the engineer's role in the IPD method, and the 2018 Commissioning Giants. Link to each article below.

1. How to write your firm's protection specifications using NFPA 13

Using NFPA 13 to specify fire protection systems can be done in various ways to ensure code compliance.

2. Selecting pipe and piping materials

Selecting pipe and piping materials involves many factors. Designers should approach these decisions and identify strengths and weaknesses of various pipe materials and connection methods.

3. ASHRAE 62.1: Using the Ventilation Rate Procedure

ASHRAE 62.1 is best known for its regulation of the amount of ventilation air delivered to each space by HVAC systems through its Ventilation Rate Procedure for system design.

4. Reinforcing the engineer's role in the IPD method

Integrated project delivery (IPD) required a team approach and buy-in from all players, including the architect, engineer, contractor, and owner. The consulting engineer plays a significant role in the IPD process.

5. 2018 Commissioning Giants

The 2018 Commissioning Giants data reports on the top firms that elected to enter the program this year. Here's a look at the top 25 firms.

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

McKenzie Burns, production coordinator, CFE Media,


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