Top Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 2011

Most visited articles at www.csemag.com during May 2011 included technical articles about renovation of electrical distribution systems, challenges in super high-rise building design, selecting a chilled water cooling system, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 and Product of the Year programs.

06/08/2011


May 2011’s leading Consulting-Specifying Engineer online stories include:

Renovating electrical distribution systems - Syed M. Peeran, PhD, PE; Mario Vecchiarello, PE; and Jeff Romeo, PE discuss what to keep and what to discard when renovating an electrical distribution system.

2011 40 Under 40 Winners - Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s fourth annual 40 Under 40 Program highlights the 40 best and brightest engineers leading the building and construction industry.

CSE Product of the Year - Over 60 products across 10 categories have been submitted for Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Product of the Year Competition and we want you to decide the best in each category. Voting open till June 30.

Tall order for super high-rises - In this month’s MEP Roundtable, challenges surrounding the growing medium of super high-rise buildings are discussed by our participants.

Choosing a chilled water cooling system - Peter D. Zak, PE, explains how various cooling systems can meet requirements driven by facility type.



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