Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2008 Product of the Year Finalists Voting Now Open

This year marks the fourth annual staging of Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest, with more entrants than ever. As in the past, Consulting-Specifying Engineer convened a panel of consulting engineers as judges to determine the finalists. Our judges determined three finalists in each category and voters will decide the winners in each category, along with voting for the Most Valuable Product award.


Voting Time is Here

It’s time again to ask our readers to review the finalists for Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s annual Product of the Year competition, and cast your votes in any of 11 categories:

* Building Automation and Controls
* Communications
* Electrical Distribution

Vote today!
Voters who are employees of any of the finalists’ companies are ineligible to vote in the contest. See complete contest rules .

* Fire Protection
* Lighting
* Motors, Starters, Drives
* Plumbing
* Power Generation
* Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis
* Test Instruments, Meters, Loggers

Review all 2008 finalists

In addition to voting in any of the 11 categories, readers also are asked to cast a separate vote for Most Valuable Product

Review last year's

Product of the Year finalists and winners

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