Richard A. Vedvik, PE

Richard A. Vedvik is a senior electrical engineer and acoustics engineer at IMEG Corp. He is a member of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board.

Articles by Richard A. Vedvik, PE

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Emergency, Standby, Backup November 10, 2020

Implementing 2019 NFPA 110

The 2019 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems includes a variety of revisions and updates that clarify design

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Figure 5: Three options are presented for replacing an existing transfer switch while minimizing outage durations. These options assume a new location will be needed and illustrate how wiring connections would be made. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Case Studies November 10, 2020

Case study: Upgrading a hospital’s EPSS

Engineers corrected for NFPA 110 section 7.2.3 for an existing hospital campus

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
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Electrical September 30, 2020

How vulnerable is your electrical system?

A discussion about vulnerabilities to electrical systems includes risks to facilities and recommendations for improved safety

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Hospitals June 30, 2020

How to maintain hospital functionality during construction

Referring to NFPA 99 helps engineers minimize impacts in hospital and health care projects. Replacing, extending or removing existing systems will result in outages; here are tips on how to avoid problems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Codes & Standards: Lighting August 26, 2019

Human-centric lighting explained

Lighting designers can create natural-looking lighting options using various technologies and methods

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Case Studies August 26, 2019

Case study: Office building addition

More than 10 years later, the lighting design still accommodates office staff

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Hospitals June 20, 2019

Case study: Hospital patient tower

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, along with electrical and technology systems, were carefully designed in a new hospital patient building.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Hospitals June 19, 2019

How to implement NFPA 99-2018

The 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code covers a broad range of criteria for health care facilities. Mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineers need details about the changes to each relative portion of the code.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

How to design fire alarm notification systems

This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

Case study: Medical center notification system update

This example will share the fire alarm notification system design approach and construction challenges and resulting solutions at a medical center.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
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