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
The 2019 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems includes a variety of revisions and updates that clarify design
Engineers corrected for NFPA 110 section 7.2.3 for an existing hospital campus
A discussion about vulnerabilities to electrical systems includes risks to facilities and recommendations for improved safety
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
Lighting designers can create natural-looking lighting options using various technologies and methods
More than 10 years later, the lighting design still accommodates office staff
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, along with electrical and technology systems, were carefully designed in a new hospital patient building.
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.
This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.
This example will share the fire alarm notification system design approach and construction challenges and resulting solutions at a medical center.