www.csemag.com: Latest News http://www.csemag.com/ en www.csemag.com: Latest News http://www.csemag.com/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.csemag.com/ 18 16 TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Mon, 22 May 2017 13:29:00 -0400 Three principles to successful project management http://www.csemag.com/single-article/three-principles-to-successful-project-management/05ffd5ba6de04c1316d2d859a1c6865d.html Respect, praise, and embracing grace is the foundation of effective leadership. An entire industry peddles advice on how to perfect the art of project management—as a new project manager, it’s tough to know where to begin. Through experience, I’ve found that three principles form the foundation of being an effective project manager and leader: 1. Give respect to get respect. As a new project manager in the earlier stages of your career, how do you get team members to respect you in your role? Show respect. You can learn a lot from more seasoned co-workers if you choose to listen. Successful teams are made up of people with a wide range of skills and personalities. Some have qualities that make them strong contributors, while others have skills more suited to management. Experienced team members have seen what it takes to thrive in an organization and have a depth of technical expertise you may not have. Respect their opinions and experience, and you’ll find your team is much more willing to follow your lead on projects. For example, I’ve found that when inviting team members to be my partners in the process, and soliciting their thoughts, projects have proven to be less stressful and more rewarding for everyone. 2. Be generous with praise. Positive feedback is encouraging to team members, affirms good behaviors, and keeps you focused on the many successes of the team.  A recent article published in the Harvard Business Review suggests the ideal praise-to-criticism ratio is approximately 6:1. For every negative comment, at least six positive comments should be provided to keep the team member encouraged. A survey completed by the Boston Consulting Group noted that “appreciation for their work” ranked No. 1 among the top 10 motivators for workers, with salary ranked eight. Delivering all positive feedback in person is a meaningful, bonding moment. In practice, that sort of communication becomes difficult due to busy schedules. Nowadays, using whatever mode of communication is most readily available—a quick email to say “well done,” a quick “great job” at the coffee station, or a “thank you” text—is more practical. It doesn’t matter how the praise is delivered, just that it’s delivered. I always ask myself: What team members do I need to praise today? Rebecca Delaney is the mechanical team leader at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s sustainable engineering studio. 3. Embrace grace. This one is a lifelong pursuit if you are a perfectionist, but learning to extend grace not only to yourself but also to team members is critical to being successful. It seems natural to remember each failure, because it’s important to learn from missteps and grow. However, if you begin to dwell on failures or allow the past to define the future, this becomes a problem. We’re not the same person we were yesterday or the person we’ll be tomorrow. Mistakes will be made, and there will be moments when we feel we haven’t succeeded. To counter this way of thinking, it’s important to show sufficient grace to let it go and move forward with a clean slate (and a little extra wisdom). The same applies to your team members. Extending grace means you forgive past conflicts and look forward.  This isn’t to suggest themes of poor performance should be overlooked, but rather that giving second chances acknowledges and accepts that none of us are perfect. It is easy to be hesitant around a co-worker after a conflict, but as the project manager, it’s your role to define the relationship in a positive way. Extending grace to individual team members will have a lasting and significant impact on the whole team.  Building a foundation on these three principles will not prevent you from making mistakes, but will foster a positive culture and make the journey more enjoyable.
Rebecca Delaney is the mechanical team leader at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s sustainable engineering studio. She is a hiring manager and engineer recognized for her industry leadership in mentoring students and sharing her passion of engineering around the globe. She was a 2016 40 Under 40 winner.]]>
Home Page Lead News Item Slider Homepage Item - CSE May SyndicationType: Article Career Smart SyndicationTopic: Education and Training Syndication: Education (CEU PDH class training) Industry Roundup Education Center Education Center Videos Tue, 16 May 2017 15:52:00 -0400
Webcast: Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways http://www.csemag.com/media-library/webcasts/2017-webcasts/062217-webcast.html Data and communications cabling distributes information from one place to another. The concept is... CSEMAG Share on PE Share on CE 2010 ACG 2011 January/February AABC March April Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:04:00 -0400 Webcast: Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Applications & Best Practices http://www.csemag.com/media-library/webcasts/2017-webcasts/053117-webcast.html This presentation on May 31 is designed to educate consulting specifying engineers regarding... CSEMAG Share on PE Share on CE 2010 ACG 2011 January/February AABC March April Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:12:00 -0400 Webcast: HVAC: How upcoming part-load efficiency regulations will influence rooftop system designs http://www.csemag.com/media-library/webcasts/2017-webcasts/042717-webcast.html Energy efficiency regulations are affecting how mechanical engineers design and specify rooftop air... HVAC Media Library ACG AABC 2009 2010 2011 2010 Project Profile Podcasts Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:44:00 -0400 Your questions answered: HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities http://www.csemag.com/single-article/your-questions-answered-hvac-hospitals-and-health-care-facilities/7926018179287de94a5557fefa348cfd.html The March 16 “HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities” webcast presenters addressed questions... Hospital and health care facility projects are especially important due to their sensitive nature. The HVAC system must be based on high design standards—it’s hard to think of an engineering project with higher standards than a hospital or health care facility. Successfully designed and installed systems can be a matter of a patient catching a hospital acquired infection (HAI)—or as severe as life and death situations. Indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor environmental quality make HVAC systems a high priority, which can create engineering challenges. HVAC engineers must know how to reduce the potential for infection and airborne pathogen dispersion in hospitals and health care facilities as they relate to HVAC systems and design. Presenters at the March 16, 2017, webcast answered questions not addressed during the live event. Expert panelists were:
  • Gregory Quinn, PE, NCEES, LEED AP, Principal, Health Care Market Leader, Affiliated Engineers Inc., Madison, Wis.
  • J. Patrick Banse, PE, LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Smith Seckman Reid, Houston.
Question: When calculating air changes, do you always use supply air cubic feet/minute (cfm)? Or do you use exhaust airflow when room is required to be negative? Gregory Quinn: In a negatively pressurized space, air changes are measured to include the entire exhaust air flow which equals the sum of supply air plus transfer air (in). Question: What do you suggest to prevent mold in room air systems? J. Patrick Banse: Pretreat outside air prior to introduction into either the room or to the room air system or central station air system. Monitor room air temperature and relative humidity (RH) conditions to ensure code-required ranges are met. Monitor cooling coils and equipment for cleanliness and clean if mold growth occurs. Question: I would like to know the places that need to be under negative pressure in a hospital. I would also like to know the places that require 100% extraction. Quinn: Table 7.1 in ASHRAE Standard 170-2013: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities shares this information. Question: Please provide information about air distribution for surgery. Quinn: ASHRAE Standard 170 shares surgery room air distribution information including minimum filtering requirements (Table 6.4), placement and performance of supply air diffusers and return/exhaust air grilles (Table 6.7.2), and air change data (Table 7.1). Question: Will you recommend use of chilled water room air recirculation units in areas of high heat dissipation from medical equipment such as nuclear camera, CT scan, MRI, PETSCAN, or a linear accelerator? Banse: Chilled water cooled recirculation units are fine for the equipment rooms of such diagnostic and imaging rooms. But be aware that proper ventilation and filtration is still required for the exam and patient treatment rooms. Exhaust air, pressure differentials, and radiation protection are also required of ducts penetrating rooms with radioactive treatment or procedures. Question: What are the air change and exhaust requirements for waiting areas? Banse: Air changes per hour (ACH) in waiting rooms are subject to the code minimum for the type of waiting rooms and could vary from six to 12 ACH. Consult the requirements enforced by the authority having jurisdiction. Question: For LINAC bunker, for ventilation, do we need to filter exhaust air (because of radiation)? Quinn: For the linear accelerator (LINAC) exam room, it’s not required to be exhausted by code and not typically done. Most often, a hot lab is located near the room handling the radiopharmaceuticals or radioactive diagnostic tracers. This hot lab room will be exhausted, but this room exhaust typically is not filtered. If there’s a radioisotope hood within the hot lab, then this exhaust will require HEPA and carbon filtration. Question: Is a higher (RH) at 50% better than lower RH at 30% to 40%? Quinn: Not necessarily. Expectations for RH levels depend on the space-type being conditioned and tend to range between 30% and 60%. In general, spaces where patient care is more critical expect RH levels to be controlled in the 40% to 60% range. Dropping the bottom end to 20% often is allowable during winter months and on perimeter zones to limit or eliminate condensation risk on cool surfaces. ASHRAE Standard 170, Table 7.1 offers guidance for acceptable RH levels in health care spaces. Question: Can you expand on infection control for intensive care units and patient rooms? Banse: Infection control for ICU and patient rooms involves many functions from hand washing to central station air handlers. From an HVAC perspective, proper filtration to trap bugs (bacteria and such), correct air change rates, and pressurization (clean to less clean air flow). Most codes for ICU rooms do not allow for recirculation of air by in-room units such as fan coil units. The type of ICU room (medical, surgical, cardiac) also makes a difference. Bottom line is that proper filtration, air flow patterns, and air change rates are important considerations. Question: Is the average diameter/filter efficiency graphic available commercially? Quinn: The graphic shared in the presentation was developed proprietarily. However, data was obtained via various online resources, notably the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The graphic represents filter effectiveness against particle sizes of various fungal pathogens, bacteria, and virus. Question: Do chilled beams help avoid hospital acquired infection (HAI) transmission? Or do they introduce a different set of challenges? Quinn: Chilled beams are an effective means for creating high-quality occupant comfort in both thermal and acoustic qualities. Further, chilled beams are an effective means for measurably lowering energy use when reviewed against comparable all-air systems. They should not be misrepresented as an improved means for avoiding HAI transmission, however. Current standards for elevated minimum filtered air changes (six or above) in critical care spaces limit the lifecycle effectiveness of chilled beams. Question: Can an architectural engineering firm get in trouble for not designing to ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality? Or is this just a guideline that cannot be enforced? Banse: A design firm is required to protect the public health, safety, and welfare through its work, which means designing to building codes and other codes in force at the time of the design. ASHRAE 62.1 is a standard, not a guideline, and if adopted either alone or by reference, must be followed unless specifically superseded by another adopted document. Question: How was the slide that shows different filter MERVs developed for HVAC filtration requirements for hospitals? Quinn: The graphic shared in the presentation was developed proprietarily. However, data was obtained via various online resources, notably the CDC. The graphic represents filter effectiveness against particle sizes of various fungal pathogens, bacteria, and virus. Question: You meant the patient room is negative to the anti-room with the anti-room being negative to the corridor? Quinn: For an airborne infectious isolation suite, this is correct. Question: In one health care facility I designed, the exhaust air grilles in bathrooms and restrooms were designed to be located on the wall, low (about 8 in. above floor level) and set as near as possible to the toilet. Any comments? Quinn: My experience is similar and this was a specific client request. Applicable guidelines for position of exhaust grilles in patient bathrooms do not state this as a requirement. However, for specialty patient rooms, e.g., airborne infectious isolation patient rooms, this would be considered good engineering practice. Question: Can you discuss how to calculate the design supply and exhaust differential to achieve a specific pressure differential between spaces? Banse: First, code-minimum air changes or the room heating and cooling loads must be met on the supply side. Exhaust air of the room (if required) must then be greater to create a negative pressure difference. In addition, 50 cfm is the smallest measurable air quantity for a ¾-in door undercut. The door type, size, edge cracks, and room construction integrity must be reviewed and calculated for leakage. An ICU-type sliding glass door may require as much as 200 cfm difference. It depends on the crack size and air velocity needed. Also keep in mind the air test and balance tolerances. Ten percent one way or the other may interfere with the required pressure difference. Question: Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) guidelines makes anterooms optional. For a regular patient room retrofit to an airborne infection isolation rooms, do you recommend an anteroom be added? Quinn: Yes. To achieve the most confidence on obtaining and controlling suite air pressurization and to provide space for donning/doffing and hand-washing, an anteroom is recommended. Question: One of the slides at the beginning of the presentation showed that duct lining was listed as being important for indoor air quality (IAQ). Would you recommend a closed cell, fiber-free, non-particulating, formaldehyde-free insulation with Microban to prohibit mold growth for lining the ducts verses fiber glass/mineral fiber insulation products to improve IAQ especially in operating room type areas? Quinn: In the context we presented duct-lining material, it was listed as a potential contributor to hospital acquired infections, not necessarily as an IAQ inhibitor. While it’s a decent sound attenuating means, duct lining of any kind in hospitals is generally discouraged. Question: What’s the optimum RH level to maintain? Banse: The answer in many cases is “It depends.” In health care settings, it depends on patient acuity and treatment. In a central sterile processing area, it will depend on the packaging and sterilization process and the recommendations of Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Specialized patient treatment areas such as burn units will have higher relative humidity requirements. Most generally, a relative humidity in the 40% to 60% range will be sufficient. Question: What IAQ is needed in an operating room? Quinn: ASHRAE Standard 170 shares surgery room air distribution information including minimum filtering requirements (Table 6.4), placement and performance of supply air diffusers and return/exhaust air grilles (Table 6.7.2), and air change data (Table 7.1). Question: We can design the systems to meet the best requirements, what documentation do we supply to ensure that the equipment is maintained correctly? Quinn: (Answer provided assumes this question is from an owner’s perspective.) When embarking on new projects, designers seek information on three levels:
  • Operations and maintenance records for major existing equipment, to assure continuity of specifications for new equipment, where applicable
  • Institutional preferences for controls technology, to assure new controls systems are consistent with the facilities staff’s ability to maintain.
  • Expectations for access, so new work zones may be judiciously applied.
Question: Where is the humidifier introduced in the HVAC system? Banse: A humidifier can be located in several different locations within an HVAC system. It can be within an air handling unit, but care must be taken for adequate absorption prior to any filtration downstream so wetting of the filter media does not occur. Humidifiers are most often found in supply ducts where an adequate straight length of duct is available for adequate absorption of the moisture into the airstream. This humidifier can be in the main supply duct or in each supply duct to patient treatment rooms, depending on the need. Question: How often should the HVAC system be cleaned and filters be replaced? Quinn: The following recommendations apply to standard health care ventilation systems and may vary depending on site-specific seasonal impacts (e.g., pollen, insects), weather conditions (e.g., snow), and/or other site matters (e.g., urban pollutants):
  • Pre-filters: quarterly
  • Mid- or final-filters: semi-annually
  • HEPA filters: annually.
Seek specific filter replacement recommendations for specialty systems, such as airborne infectious isolation exhaust filters, from clinical guidelines available from regulating authorities like the CDC. Similarly, frequency of HVAC system cleaning can vary greatly depending on application of service, filter maintenance protocols, etc. Typical recommendations are to thoroughly inspect healthcare facility HVAC systems no less than annually. Question: Is it not true that a heat wheel type of heat recovery poses the greatest risk of contamination? Why not use other types of air-to-air heat recovery? Quinn: Heat wheel technology offers substantial total energy recovery opportunity, on the order of 70% to 80% for a 100% outdoor air system. Cross contamination risk does occur, however. Thus, application of this technology must be done judiciously in spaces where exhaust hazard levels are concerning. Other air-to-air heat recovery systems are available but are typically less effective. Question: Is the cost of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems substantially more to install and maintain than that of alternative ventilation systems? Quinn: Initial cost for UVGI in air handling systems is typically in the 10 cents to 25 cents per cfm range, ongoing operations and maintenance regarding cleaning and bulb replacement. We recommend performing a lifecycle cost analysis to measure the qualitative and quantities benefits of UVGI over other available technologies. Question: If an AHU must be off at night for repairs, how long is needed to get the operating room temperature and humidity back to preferred levels? Quinn: Typically, no longer than 15 minutes. Question: How often should the balance of the system be checked or reviewed to ensure the proper operation of the system? Banse: Air balances are needed to verify that proper air change rates and pressure relationships are maintained. Hospital accrediting organizations generally require documentation showing code minimum or hospital requirements are being met. With properly operating control systems and not renovations, a full rebalance may not be needed for several years after initial setup if design conditions were originally met. A preventive maintenance program with regular airflow and pressure differential checks of critical spaces (operating rooms, infectious isolation rooms, and similar) also may be adequate. It is best to check with the accrediting agency as to its requirements. Question: Do you know if California HVAC standards for hospitals are more or less stringent? Quinn: In general, HVAC standards in California tend to be more stringent regarding attention to life safety matters; i.e., seismic bracing and/or isolation, dampering, etc. Fundamental performance parameters regarding air change rates, filtering, and relative humidity requirements are similar to other states. Question: Mechanical filters and ultraviolet systems were discussed. Is there any chemical cleaning process or treatment that can be effectively used to sterilize and maintain the full length of HVAC ducts? Quinn: Good question. Institutional grade, permanently-installed cleaning systems are discouraged (or not allowed) in general hospital HVAC systems where patient exposure to chemicals and/or life safety risks are a potential. You may seek advice from a cleaning contractor for more effective means of full-length ductwork cleaning strategies and/or application of permanent access to more conveniently allow for life-of-system cleaning to occur.]]>
Industry Roundup HVAC Slider Homepage Item - CSE Education Center Education Center Videos Webcasts & Webinars SyndicationType: Article SyndicationType: Webcast SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) SyndicationSource: Content Partner - Smith Seckman Reid Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0400
Critical power webcast: Emergency power http://www.csemag.com/media-library/webcasts/2017-webcasts/050417-webcast.html Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing emergency power systems, which will... CSEMAG Share on PE Share on CE 2010 ACG 2011 January/February AABC March April Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:37:00 -0400 Your questions answered: Understanding Generator Set Rating Definitions http://www.csemag.com/single-article/your-questions-answered-understanding-generator-set-rating-definitions/7e8907275232d832632165012985c18a.html Nicholas Paolo, PE, regional sales engineer at MTU Onsite Energy tackled unanswered questions from... Various factors influence a generator set’s ratings, and how familiarity with these factors can contribute to more economical and reliable facility designs. The focus of this webcast includes ISO standards for generator sets rated for use in standby, prime, and continuous power applications, as well as flexibilities that generator set manufacturers use when rating their products—such as net power output versus gross power output—and their implications in terms of generator performance. In addition, various starting methods are compared including across-the-line start and soft-start solutions. EPA exhaust emission requirements are examined, as well as their implications in emergency, non-emergency, and mobile applications. Specific industry ratings, such as data centers, are reviewed and considered, including the implications when specifying generator sets. Nicholas Paolo, PE, regional sales engineer at MTU Onsite Energy tackled unanswered questions from the March 2, 2017, webcast on understanding generator set rating definitions. Question: What is the typical time that manufacturers use in their software between steps? We can design steps of delay via time clocks, time delay relays, or software. But how do we know that our time settings between steps match the generator vendor’s software time delay between steps? Nicholas Paolo: The software assumes full recovery between steps. The report will state the time in seconds to recover from a step, which would represent the minimum delay time. Q: Are you aware that some VFD manufacturers l recommend that the nonlinear loads should not be more than 20% of the generator capacity to minimize distortion of the generator output voltage waveform? Thus, the genset would have to be oversized, reducing the cost savings noted on your soft-start example.  Paulo: Yes, MTU OE software has the ability to account for harmonics and oversize the generator. Other manufacturer sizing programs have similar functionality. Q: What are the pros and cons of using an off-skid cooling system? Paulo: The pros would be to locate the cooling package separate from the generator set, such as on the roof to be able to discharge heat if the cooling package cannot be located in front of the generator set. The cons could include added complexity, such as additional piping, pumps, valves, and power distribution for the motor on the cooling package. Q: What is wet stacking? Paulo: Wet stacking is a condition where hydrocarbons from the diesel fuel are not completely combusted and instead build up in the exhaust. Diesel engine generator sets are recommended to be operated at or above 30% of the generator set nameplate rating. Q: Do you recommend fractional pitch 2/3, 5/6, etc. for onsite generators? Paulo: The industry has standardized on 2/3 pitch today for backup generator sets, but custom generator pitch machines are available for applications, if required.]]> Webcasts & Webinars SyndicationType: Webcast SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) SyndicationTopic: Power Slider Homepage Item - CSE Industry Roundup Power Electrical Education Center Education Center Videos Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:10:00 -0500 Arc Flash 101: AIA CES accredited online course http://www.csemag.com/single-article/arc-flash-101-aia-ces-accredited-online-course/3da2d2f26ca741f69b079b4fda47cbca.html This course explores the differences between arc flash and electrical shock. This course explores the differences between arc flash and electrical shock.Safety First: Arc Flash 101: One (1) AIA CES accredited LU and 1 HSW credit available for attendees Technical Expert:
  • Lanny Floyd, principal consultant and partner, Electrical Safety Group Inc.; adjunct professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Hugh Hoagland, sr. managing partner, ArcWear & e-Hazard.com
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the importance of electrical safety
  • Define codes and standards as they relate to electrical safety
  • Explore arc flash and safety measures
  • Summarize codes and standards for electrical safety (i.e. NFPA 70E)
  • Analyze the challenges and solutions for electrical safety
  • Understanding how to minimize safety risks in hazardous environments
  • Identify the elements of establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
In both new and existing facilities, one of the most important factors to consider is ensuring that the work environment is safe. Creating safe electrical work zones is vital to avoid hazards that may risk the lives of your workforce. Meeting regulatory standards and implementing design features to enhance the safety of electrical work zones in facilities are all things that need to be realized to prevent safety hazards. Safety measures should be taken into consideration early in the design phase to not only identify key areas where electrical safety measures need to be taken, but to avoid extra costs later on after equipment installation.

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Slider Homepage Item - CSE Electrical Fire & Life Safety SyndicationType: Article SyndicationType: News Syndication: Electrical (distribution generation protection) Syndication: Codes and Standards (Fire Life Safety) SyndicationTopic: Fire Life Safety SyndicationTopic: CSE Electrical Lighting Industry Roundup Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:02:00 -0500
Data Centers: AIA CES accredited online course http://www.csemag.com/single-article/data-centers-aia-ces-accredited-online-course/913b78d46de0bc89a47631e61a162aef.html This course will explore the fundamentals of data centers and energy efficiency. This course will explore the fundamentals of data centers and energy efficiency.Data Centers: Section 1: One (1) AIA CES accredited LU credit available for attendees The power and cooling requirements of IT equipment ultimately determine how a data center’s HVAC and electrical infrastructure is designed. As such, given the continual, rapid pace of innovation in computer servers, storage and networking equipment, it is sometimes difficult to plan for the future when designing a data center. This lesson builds a foundation for other topics related to data center planning and design by providing insight into the past but also looking into the future and what types of computer systems are likely to be released. The following topics will be covered in section 1:
  1. Impact of new IT on the data center
  2. Impact of new facilities power and cooling technology on the data center
  3. Projected changes in electrical load densities
  4. Anticipated changes in environmental conditions
  5. Estimated future improvements in efficiencies
  6. Impacts of new/revised data center industry standards and benchmarks.
Technical Expert
  • William J. Kosik, PE, CEM, LEED AP, is senior mechanical engineer - mission critical, at exp U.S. Services Inc., Chicago.
Learning Objectives:
  • Impact of new IT on the data center
  • Impact of new facilities power and cooling technology on the data center
  • Projected changes in electrical load densities
  • Anticipated changes in environmental conditions
  • Estimated future improvements in efficiencies
  • Impacts of new/revised data center industry standards and benchmarks.
CFE EDU is an interactive online platform that offers multi-media educational courses on engineering topics that are critical to your work. Courses are AIA CES accredited and are self-paced for your convenience. Click here to register for Data Centers: Section 1]]>
Slider Homepage Item - CSE Industry Roundup SyndicationType: Article SyndicationType: News SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Education (CEU PDH class training) Syndication: Data Center HVAC Education Center Education Center Videos Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:10:00 -0500
Critical Power Hospital Electrical Systems: AIA CES accredited online course http://www.csemag.com/single-article/critical-power-hospital-electrical-systems-aia-ces-accredited-online-course/e294ab73716783b737460ad733d23a4c.html CFE EDU is an interactive online platform that offers multi-media educational courses on... Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems 
One (1) AIA CES accredited LU and 1 HSW credit available for attendees Learning Objectives:
  • Assess the unique electrical system requirements of hospitals including those for patient care and non-patient areas.

  • Analyze and compare the differences between emergency and essential power, connected load and demand load, the branches of the emergency power supply system (EPSS), and the types of equipment associated with each branch.

  • Outline backup, standby, and emergency power systems for hospitals versus other building types.

  • Highlight recommended best practices such as ASHE Handbook for Electrical Systems and IEEE White Book.
Technical Experts:
  • Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Vice President, Electrical Engineer
    WSP + ccrd, Dallas

  • Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP
    Associate Director of Electrical
    JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
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Industry Roundup Codes & Standards Slider Homepage Item - CSE SyndicationType: Article SyndicationType: News Syndication: Education (CEU PDH class training) Syndication: Codes and Standards (Electrical Power) SyndicationTopic: Education and Training Power Electrical Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:05:00 -0500