Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

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Automation, Controls January 22, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 15-21, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. The cost and scope of a BAS, choosing between an ECM and VFD, NEC changes, data center metrics and electrical grounding and bonding.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety January 8, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 1-7, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 70-2020 changes, BAS integration, VRF system design, electrical grounding and bonding and Product of the Year winners.

By Chris Vavra
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Automation, Controls December 30, 2020

Integrating a BAS into design

Building systems should be high-performing, integrated and accessible — and the building automation system is the key to achieving these goals

By Casimir Zalewski and Derek Crowe
Codes and Standards December 29, 2020

Understanding the changes to NFPA 70-2020

New requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code will affect facility design

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
Figure 6: Installation of generators to support mission critical and health care facilities is common. However, their use is expanding to address concerns regarding the reliability of electrical utility sources. The 2020 National Electrical Code now requires that all stationary generators be listed in accordance with the applicable standard, UL 2200. Courtesy: McGuire Engineers
Codes and Standards December 21, 2020

NEC changes enhance resiliency

The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code added changes to improve resiliency electrical system design

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Electrical Systems December 17, 2020

Your questions answered: Low- and medium-voltage electrical systems

Several questions about low- and medium-voltage electrical systems were left unanswered; read answers to these questions here

By Jane Baikadanova, PE
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Electrical December 9, 2020

Electrical grounding and bonding per NEC

Understanding correct grounding and bonding design and construction is crucial for proper electrical system operation and personnel safety

By Joe Doughney and Lilly Vang
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Electrical December 1, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, November 2020

Read the best articles in November 2020 including: Commercial building wiring methods, hospital ventilation, 2020 Commissioning Giants and more.

By Chris Vavra
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Codes and Standards November 25, 2020

Designing, retrofitting hospitals during COVID: Codes and standards

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical; know the codes and standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 2: This demonstrates a typical medium voltage one-line diagram consisting of two paralleled standby generators. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Emergency, Standby, Backup November 20, 2020

Designing an emergency power supply system

Engineers and owners must consider NFPA requirements when designing and maintaining alternate power supply systems to ensure reliable service

By Mario Vecchiarello, Jeff Donaldson and Tyler Roschen