Recent Codes and Standards Updates
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revises NFPA 70E: Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace every three years. The latest version, the 2012 edition, was released in September 2011. Here, a group of experts...
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components are not always taken into account when the thought of earthquakes comes up, but proper attachment to the structure can be just as important as proper attachment of a beam or column.
The performance of nonstructural systems—like mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components; architectural components; and contents—is generally not given sufficient consideration, except in specific circumstances.