Electrical, Power
Electrical, Power November 30, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, November 22-November 29

The 2018 salary survey, your questions answered: critical power arc flash mitigation, ways to use drones in building design and construction maintenance, power generation in high performance buildings, and NFPA 110-2016 design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Nov. 22-Nov. 29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Electrical, Power November 30, 2018

A practical understanding of NFPA 110-2016

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems in conjunction with codes such as NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). This article will review the most recent version (2016) of NFPA 110 and offer tips for compliance.

By Richard I. Gilson
Electrical, Power November 26, 2018

NFPA 110-2016: Design considerations

This article discusses design requirements of NFPA 110 (2016) and how it applies to emergency and standby power systems in mission critical facilities. It also reviews other relevant codes, such as NEC (2017), NFPA 99 (2018), and IBC (2015), and discusses how they complement NFPA 110.

By Firas (Ross) Alkhayri, PE, CEM; AECOM, Columbus, Ohio
Electrical, Power November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Codes and standards

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. It’s also vital to comply with the necessary codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—the technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Sustainable buildings and energy efficiency

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—the technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Here, sustainability and energy efficiency design trends are explained for these building types.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Electrical, power and lighting

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Here, electrical, power, and lighting challenges are addressed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power November 16, 2018

The role of NFPA 110 and its interaction with other codes

The coordination of requirements for emergency and standby power systems between different code publications has improved over recent years, but variations still exist that can cause confusion. It is important for engineers to review all the applicable codes and standards to develop a full picture of the requirements for standby systems. While NFPA 110-2019: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems defines system levels, types, and classifications, it does not determine what situations will require any given level, type, or class. Design engineers must coordinate the requirements of NFPA 110 with other sections of the NFPA, International Building Code, Facility Guidelines Institute, and other authority having jurisdiction requirements as applicable.

By Jared Mason, PE, PMP; WSP USA, Phoenix
Electrical, Power October 26, 2018

Examining higher education facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting

As technology advances in every field, the college and university students being prepped for future careers in those fields need the tech they’re learning with to keep up. That presents unique challenges for the engineers working on such structures—specifying advanced systems that satisfy the unique needs of each institution. Here, professionals with experience in the area offer advice on how to tackle such facilities and receive top marks in regard to electrical, power, and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power October 26, 2018

Examining higher education facilities

As technology advances in every field, the college and university students being prepped for future careers in those fields need the tech they’re learning with to keep up. That presents unique challenges for the engineers working on such structures—specifying advanced systems that satisfy the unique needs of each institution. Here, professionals with experience in the area offer advice on how to tackle such facilities and receive top marks.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer