John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; is lead electrical engineer at McGuire Engineers, Chicago. He is a member of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board.
Five more reasons generators fail when you need them the most
Here are five additional reasons why generators fail
Electrical distribution systems: Fuses versus circuit breakers
How does an electrical engineer decide between fuses and circuit breakers? The answer: It depends
Five reasons emergency generators fail when you need them
Here are five common reasons why generators fail
How to specify metal-clad cable and busways
Wiring methods like metal-clad cable and busways, using premanufactured components, can offer significant labor savings, but their limitations should be understood before specifying them
Commercial wiring methods: Back to basics
A working understanding of commonly used wiring methods is critical for electrical engineers who design power systems for buildings
NEC changes enhance resiliency
The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code added changes to improve resiliency electrical system design
Emerging wireless lighting control standards
Emerging wireless technology is disrupting the lighting controls industry
NFPA 110-2019 concepts and changes
Understand NFPA 110 and its relation to emergency power supplies
Visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design
Emergency lighting provides illumination and wayfinding to allow building occupants to quickly and safely evacuate.
World Trade Center building emergency lighting disasters
While overshadowed by the 9/11 attack, an earlier WTC terrorist bombing on Feb. 26, 1993, was an incredibly significant event in its own right.