Richard A. Vedvik, PE

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Interstitial space above operating rooms with signage on one side of the opening. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Arc Flash and Electrical Safety October 17, 2023

How to increase electrical safety in the workplace

Evaluating the safety associated with new and existing buildings requires a multifaceted approach with both macro and micro analyses of both existing and proposed conditions

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Figure 2: Image of fuel polishing system installed on an existing fuel oil system for improved reliability of relocated generators. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Electrical and Power January 26, 2023

Case study: Reuse and update EPSS equipment

In this hospital, a temporary generator allowed existing gear to be updated

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Figure 2: Image of fuel polishing system installed on an existing fuel oil system for improved reliability of relocated generators. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Power Generation January 25, 2023

Existing generators: Extending service life strategies and reuse case studies

Due to long lead times, maintaining or relocating existing generators is a possible solution to the supply chain problem

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
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
Case Study 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
Electrical and Power 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
Healthcare Facilities 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
Lighting and Lighting Controls 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 Study 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
Healthcare Facilities 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
Healthcare Facilities 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
Fire and 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
Fire and 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