Top five Consulting-Specifying Engineer stories, Jan. 20-26, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 20-26, 2014, including articles about Lighting commissioning, selecting an air handling unit, transformers for commercial buildings, transfer switches, and arc flash hazards.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 provides guidelines for designing lighting and lighting control systems. Commissioning these lighting systems is a key requirement of the 2010 edition of the code.
Air handling units come in all shapes and sizes. Learn to balance and prioritize all of the choices related to performance, efficiency, maintainability, and space constraints.
While commercial building designs change, their electrical loads remain fundamentally unchanged. Properly sizing and selecting transformers ensures that these loads are accommodated.
Here are best practices for closed transition transfer switches when two live sources are connected together.
Engineers should be aware of design alternatives that can reduce arc flash hazards in medium-voltage systems.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, Jan. 20-26, 2014.
- Jessica Dubois-Maahs, Jordan Schultz, associate content managers, CFE Media, Consulting-Specifying Engineer.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.