Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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NEC Chapter 2: Wiring and protection
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NFPA 70: National Electrical Code Chapter 2 (Article 200) covers the use and identification of grounded conductors, providing requirements for identification of terminals, wiring systems, and grounded conductors. This is a quick overview of the code.Read More

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BIM for plumbing design
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The use of BIM in plumbing projects creates deeper project knowledge, delivers a more robust product, and can reduce total project costs. Read More

How LEDs affect energy codes
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Lighting codes and standards are being impacted by the changes and upgrades to LEDs.Read More

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Codes, standards for mixed-use buildings
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Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. Codes and standards from NFPA to IECC... Read More

A case for exceeding emergency lighting standards
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New high-performance emergency lighting solutions create opportunities to maintain constant lighting output longer.Read More

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Fire and Life Safety: Notification and emergency communication systems
Every facility has inherent and unique risks, which introduce emergency communication design challenges. Understanding emergency communication system design, installation, and maintenance criteria requires engineers to be familiar with the applicable codes and standards, primarily NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Whether designing to provide emergency communication for fire or mass notification emergencies, NFPA 72 can be used as a tool to enhance the design, installation, and reliability of fire alarm systems used for emergency communications.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET 1 AIA CES accredited LU available for attendees

Speaker: Ray Grill, PE, FSFPE, LEED AP, Arup, Washington, D.C
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Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’
Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’

After discussing "hard" and "soft" metric conversions in a previous blog post, I found that there... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 2
Specifying lighting controls: Part 2

When specifying a lighting control system, reviewing the four types of lighting control discussed... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 1
Specifying lighting controls: Part 1

Part 1 looks at four common types of lighting controls: panelboards, dimming controls, addressable... Read More

Closed and open specifications
Closed and open specifications

What exactly are they, and how should engineers specify products or systems with the four different... Read More

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