Codes and Standards - Lighting

Energy codes and lighting

Lighting designers have many resources when designing energy-efficient lighting in nonresidential... » more

Operating on medical and hospital projects: codes and standards

Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique... » more

Safety, code issues of drop-out ceilings

Drop-out ceilings should have an evaluation report, and designers should discuss their use with the... » more

Daylight, urban density, and the role of regulation

If daylight guidelines were strategically implemented within building regulations, more naturally... » more

Exploring the high demands for higher education facilities: codes and standards

The design process for higher education facilities has its own set of challenges and requirements.... » more

Commissioning lighting control systems

Codes and standards require lighting engineers to include power allowances, daylighting controls,... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, September 26 to October 2: Biomass case study, NFPA 75, 2016 MEP Giants, more

Articles about a biomass case study, applying NFPA 75 in data centers, 2016 MEP Giants, the 2016... » more

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Your questions answered: Advancing electrical design in building information modeling

Responses to questions from the webcast on Nov. 15, 2016, provided an overview of the challenges BIM creates for today’s consulting engineers and introduce a new solution that saves both time and space. » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: Circuit protection

Questions not answered at the Nov. 3, 2016, circuit protection webcast are addressed here.  » more

Your questions answered: Understanding the new generation of medium-voltage switchgear

Webcast presentation on October 18, 2016, by Joe Richard, U.S. launch manager, Schneider Electric, participated in the question and answer session. » more

Your questions answered: Fire/life safety: Notification systems

NFPA 72 defines how fire notification systems should be designed and installed. Here is additional information from the Oct. 13, 2016, webcast on Fire/life safety: Notification systems.  » more

Webcast: Innovation and the New Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear

The electrical industry is seeing a number of trends affecting power network design including workforce shifts, capital and operational expenditure sensitivity, equipment space issues, and the ever increasing importance of both...

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

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Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

Glumac's drone pilot recently flew over the Edith... » more

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