Firas (Ross) Alkhayri, PE, CEM; AECOM, Columbus, Ohio
Firas (Ross) Alkhayri is the electrical department manager at AECOM's Columbus, Ohio, office. He has more than 25 years of experience in the design of power and emergency systems for a wide variety of mission critical facilities.
NFPA 70-2017: The National Electrical Code (NEC) has many requirements that apply to designing electrical systems for health care facilities. It’s vital to understand the changes in the 2017 edition in order to stay code-compliant.
This article discusses design requirements of NFPA 110 (2016) and how it applies to emergency and standby power systems in mission critical facilities. It also reviews other relevant codes, such as NEC (2017), NFPA 99 (2018), and IBC (2015), and discusses how they complement NFPA 110.