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Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

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Electrical, Power July 29, 2020

Back to basics: Switchgear, transformers and UPSs

Switchgear, transformers and uninterruptible power supplies are among the largest, costliest and most critical devices in a facility

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
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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, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
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Electrical Systems June 25, 2020

Electrical systems and future-proofing the built environment

Cutting-edge research, by its very definition, changes on a dime as flexibility is the current buzzword in vertical building design and electrical systems need to be future-proofed.

By Patrick Licklider
Photos: Mary Blevins/Henderson Engineers
Restaurant, Retail June 19, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting retail, restaurants? Electrical, power and lighting are discussed

With consumers frequently enjoying delivered meals and shopping for goods online, brick-and-mortar restaurants and retail structures need to be more advanced in their power, electrical and lighting systems to compete

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Electrical, Power May 26, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Electrical and power

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Electrical, power and lighting systems add another layer of complexity

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards May 22, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Codes and standards

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Engineers find these codes and standards can be as complex and advanced as any other building

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power May 21, 2020

Designing power systems in mission critical environments

Learn about the choices and criteria for the planning and design of mission critical facility switchgear, transformers and UPS

By Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP; and Brandon Stanley, PE, LEED AP BD+C
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Electrical, Power May 14, 2020

How to design for transformers, switchgear and UPS

It is critical for electrical engineers to be involved early in the programming of a facility to meet end users’ needs and cost constraints in facility construction

By Mario Vecchiarello, PE, CEM and Timothy King, AIA, LEED AP
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Electrical April 28, 2020

Electrical modeling tools essential for complex facilities

As electrical power systems grow more complex, electrical distribution system modeling and analyses for safe and reliable operations becomes vital

By Zia Salami and Beth Charis-Molling
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Codes and Standards April 27, 2020

Data centers achieve a new level of high-tech: Codes and standards

Designing solutions for data center clients — whether hyperscale or colocation facilities — requires advanced engineering knowledge

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer