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The 3Cs of circuit protection
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Circuit breaker technology advancements are emerging that enable engineers to strike a better balance of safety and uptime. Here are some tips from a circuit breaker expert.Read More

Interstitial spaces: Managing the dark zones of the building
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Engineers must pay close attention when coordinating mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system design in interstitial spaces.Read More

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Specifying systems for new, existing office buildings
Specifying systems for new, existing office buildings

Office buildings might seem like simple structures from the outside, but engineers engaged in such projects know they can be highly complex, with specialized fire/life safety requirements, laboratory... Read More

Using withstand current rating to improve electrical system designs
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Understanding how withstand current rating affects an automatic transfer switch enables consulting engineers to design more effective electrical systems.Read More

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Keeping tabs on emerging trends, Part II: Interconnections, revised standards and communication networks
Keeping tabs on emerging trends, Part II: Interconnections, revised standards and communication networks

In part I of this two-part blog, I discussed the introduction of bidirectional power flows on the... Read More

Keeping tabs on emerging technology trends: professional development in the face of emerging trends
Keeping tabs on emerging technology trends: professional development in the face of emerging trends

In a consulting-specifying engineer’s career, one’s focus typically is directed at pragmatic... Read More

Weighing in on the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
Weighing in on the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

We are currently at the start of an eight-month window for open commentary on the change proposals... Read More

Standards lead to modularity
Standards lead to modularity

Standards develop the framework from which design rules emerge.Read More

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