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Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 14, 2022

Health care building electrical, lighting design model shifts

As hospitals and health care facilities evolve, the lighting, power and electrical systems within them must change

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 27, 2022

Your questions answered: Microgrid economic modeling: How to make sense of the numbers

Additional questions are answered about microgrid economic modeling with examples of typical outputs

By Ram Kaushik
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 13, 2022

Your questions answered: How to Design for Reduced Incident Energy Exposure

To avoid arc flash incidents, electrical engineers must understand the codes, standards and design requirements when designing for arc flash mitigation. Read this Q&A for more information.

By Kyle Kocarek
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 5, 2022

Safety in the design, maintenance of electrical power systems

Safety is the key component of all electrical power systems and must be included in the design — and maintained through the electrical system’s life

By Taha Mohammed and Ian Smith
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 3, 2022

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed content, September 2022

Read the best content in August 2022 including: generators, MEP Giants, power distribution and more.

By Tyler Wall
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 23, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: September 16-22, 2022

The most viewed content from the past week covered power distribution, humidity, docking stations, 2022 MEP Giants and HVAC.

By Tyler Wall
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 15, 2022

Power distribution options: Comparing feeder methods

Experienced designers and contractors will choose power distribution feeders to meet the specific needs of a project

By Timothy Paap
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 9, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: September 2-September 8, 2022

The most viewed content from the past week covered docking stations, 2022 MEP Giants, design tools, HVAC and NFPA 72.

By Tyler Wall
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 2, 2022

Designing generator docking station installations

Adding a generator docking station to a new or existing facility is a useful solution which requires careful planning to ensure a successful and safe installation.

By Andrew Varilone, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 11, 2022

Your questions answered: Power for industrial facilities

Unanswered questions from the July 26 webcast are answered by Zia Salami with CDM Smith

By Zia Salami, Ph.D.
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 9, 2022

Manufacturing and industrial building electrical, power trends

Several new and retrofit manufacturing building projects show trends in electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 19, 2022

Your questions answered: How to design electrical distribution systems

In the webcast “How to design electrical distribution systems,” some items were left unanswered. Tom Divine tackles several here

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 22, 2022

Your questions answered: Specifying transfer switch controls

In this follow-up Q&A, learn how to select and specify the correct transfer switch control, based on application

By Hassan Obeid
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 16, 2022

Trends, changes in data center electrical system design

Several trends are pushing the electrical and power systems in data centers in different directions

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power May 1, 2022

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed content, April 2022

Read the best content in April 2022 including: Prefabrication, electrical power quality, integrating electrical systems, AI and building systems and more.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 15, 2022

Edgar talks design tech for cabling

The video podcast show, Let’s Talk Cabling!, recently invited an ESD expert to discuss the benefits of 3D modeling for designing cable installation projects.

By Mike Edgar
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 7, 2022

Technology drives K-12 school changes: Electrical, power and lighting

Updates, COVID and tech trends are shifting the way electrical and power systems in K-12 schools are designed

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 4, 2022

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, March 2022

Read the best articles in March 2022 including: Health care generators, electrical power quality, switch time duration, lighting controls and more.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 18, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: March 11-17, 2022

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical power quality, lighting controls, evaporative cooling options, office buildings and single-pair Ethernet.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 10, 2022

Establishing the case for building electrification

Building electrification presents a tangible strategy within the consulting-specifying industry to reduce and eliminate long-term operational CO2 emissions.

By Brian Alessi
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 18, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 11-17, 2022

Read the best articles from the past week. Metal-clad cable and busways, chilled water system design, electrical power quality options, engineering salaries and electrification.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 11, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 4-10, 2022

Read the best articles from the past week. Transfer switch time duration, electrical power quality options, health care generators, electrification and fire pump systems.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 7, 2022

Electrical power quality and system harmonics: Practical options exist

Harmonic distortion resolution of variable frequency drive motor applications will provide the most beneficial actions for IEEE 519 compliance

By Brian Leavitt
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power January 28, 2022

How to specify metal-clad cable and busways

Wiring methods like metal-clad cable and busways, using premanufactured components, can offer significant labor savings, but their limitations should be understood before specifying them

By John Yoon
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 18, 2021

State of the Industry Webcast: Power Design Research Results

We asked, you answered and now we’d like to share your thoughts on the state of the industry during these unusual times.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 12, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: November 5-11, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. 2021 product of year winners, changes in electrical, power systems and industrial buildings, and commercial wiring methods.

By Keagan Gay
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 3, 2021

COVID, sustainability drive college electrical, power design

Colleges and universities have been sustainability trendsetters over the past several years. COVID-19 has required designers to think differently

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 26, 2021

Commercial wiring methods: Back to basics

A working understanding of commonly used wiring methods is critical for electrical engineers who design power systems for buildings

By John Yoon
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 13, 2021

Changes in the electrical, power systems in manufacturing, industrial buildings

Several changes to the design of manufacturing and industrial buildings are covered here by electrical, power and lighting experts

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 24, 2021

Q&A about hospital backup, standby, emergency power

Your questions about power in hospitals are answered here

By Richard A. Vedvik and David Stymiest
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 18, 2021

Data-driven design series: The impact of building electrification

Glumac's Northern Region Energy Director Brian Goldcrump discusses how a cleaner power grid opens the door for building electrification as a tool in decarbonization.

By Glumac
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 10, 2021

Backup, standby and emergency power for hospitals

In this wrap-up of an education session, learn about the basics of designing power systems in hospitals

By Richard A. Vedvik and David Stymiest
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 23, 2021

How to design electrical systems in government buildings

In this Q&A with multiple experts, learn how to design electrical and power systems in government, state, municipal, federal, correctional and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 2, 2021

How pandemics affect electrical, power in building design

COVID-19 affected engineers and building professionals’ designs in many ways, such as electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 28, 2021

How to design data center electrical and power systems

An expert panel provides engineering and design tips for electrical, power and lighting systems in this Q&A

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 13, 2021

Best practices for engineering government buildings: Electrical and power systems

Designing utilities, public works, airport, mass transit, transportation or other government projects is a big task. Learn how to design electrical, power and lighting in government buildings.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 31, 2021

Enhancing learning in K-12 schools: Electrical systems

Students and teachers benefit from many electrical engineering technologies in K-12 schools

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 16, 2021

Office buildings focus on air quality, energy efficiency, electrical systems

Designing office buildings in a post-COVID world is a challenging task with engineering variables. Read about electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 28, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Electrical, power and lighting

Safety, budget, flexibility and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By CFE Media
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 23, 2020

Designing, retrofitting hospitals during COVID: Electrical, power and lighting

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical. Understand how to design electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 29, 2020

Basics of industrial, manufacturing facility design: Electrical, power and lighting

Industrial and manufacturing facilities have specialty electrical and lighting needs engineers must include in new or retrofit projects

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 19, 2020

Basics of engine installation and operation

NFPA 37 establishes the minimum fire safety requirements for stationary combustion engine installation and use

By Saahil Tumber, PE, HBDP, LEED AP, ESD, Chicago
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 31, 2020

Best practices for designing electrical, power and lighting in government buildings

Learn how to specify electrical, power and lighting systems for government and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: 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 & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power May 13, 2020

Your questions answered: Power quality: How to mitigate harmonics

Understand the causes, code requirements for compliance and mitigation techniques for harmonics in these additional responses

By Remi Bolduc
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 29, 2020

Your questions answered: Power for emergency fire/life safety systems

Questions not answered during the live webcast are answered here; learn more about emergency, standby and backup power for fire and life safety systems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, and Rick Reyburn, PE
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 24, 2020

Data centers achieve a new level of high-tech: Electrical and power systems

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

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 26, 2020

How to design K-12 schools: Electrical, power and lighting systems

With increasingly complex systems and technology coming into play, work on modern K-12 projects is anything but elementary

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 3, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, January 2020

Read the best articles in January 2020 including: NEC changes, building automation advances, electrical design for smoke control systems, cooling coil condensate, lighting commissioning and more.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power January 31, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 24-30

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical design for smoke control systems, NFPA 20 fire pumps, NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 101 defining egress, and NFPA 110-2019 changes.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 27, 2019

Lab, research facility design: Electrical, power and lighting

Learn tips on how to design labs and research facilities — some of the most high-tech buildings around

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 18, 2019

Transformer selection and sizing

Selecting and sizing electrical distribution transformers is fundamental for electrical designers and engineers

By Robert Sander and Mario Caraveo, NV5, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 15, 2019

NFPA 110-2019 concepts and changes

Understand NFPA 110 and its relation to emergency power supplies

By John Yoon
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 25, 2019

Learning how to engineer colleges, universities better: Electrical, power and lighting

Read about emerging trends in college and university buildings, and learn about the emerging trends impacting their design

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 1, 2019

Your questions answered: Circuit protection in electrical/power systems

Questions left unanswered during the Sept. 19, 2019, critical power webcast are answered here

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Certus; and Rick Reyburn, PE, NV5
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power September 27, 2019

Enhancing efficiency in industrial and manufacturing facilities: Electrical, power and lighting

From high-tech automation to energy-saving lighting and HVAC systems, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to warehouses and factories

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 22, 2019

Safe electrical system design 

Safety is a top priority in a building’s electrical system design

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Certus, Carrollton, Texas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 26, 2019

Government facility design: Electrical, power and lighting

Consulting engineers are working on government, state, municipal, federal, correctional and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 22, 2019

Electrical group names president for national committee

Kevin Lippert has been appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and will work on testing, certification and accreditation for the electrotechnical industry.

By Eaton Corporation
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 22, 2019

Electrical & Power Study

Electrical, power systems in industrial projects

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 27, 2019

Retail, restaurant and mixed-use facilities: Electrical, power, lighting

What are the trickiest aspects of retail, restaurant and mixed-use projects and what trends lie ahead? Read on for solid advice from experienced professionals.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power May 23, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Electrical and lighting systems

Multifamily dwellings are fascinating projects with specific power and electrical requirements. Electrical engineers know these structures are more than just simply boxes to keep human beings in. They’re as complex and varied as the people inside.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 30, 2019

Top design trends in data centers: electrical, power, lighting

An increasingly data-driven society demands advanced, high-performance data center facilities. Read on to learn the biggest electrical, power and lighting challenges, emerging technologies and upcoming trends affecting data centers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 28, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools: Electrical, power and lighting

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to electrical, power and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power January 16, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Electrical, power, and lighting

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding electrical, power, and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 27, 2018

Designing power systems for co-location data centers

Engineers must consider many factors when designing power and electrical systems for data centers.

By Brian P. Martin, PE, Jacobs, Portland, Ore.
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 18, 2018

Your questions answered: Emergency, standby, and backup generators

Presenters from the critical power webcast on Dec. 11, 2018, answer questions left unaddressed during the live presentation.

By Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Certus, Carrollton, Texas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 18, 2018

Seven tips for transformer design in industrial buildings

Proper knowledge of transformer design for both new and replacement installations is essential to building operation, specifically in industrial applications.

By Jared Markle, PE, RMF Engineering, Baltimore
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 17, 2018

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting

Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors including electrical, power, and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 17, 2018

2018 Electrical & Power Study

Six electrical, power system survey findings

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 12, 2018

Case study: Expanding transformers

At a plant-cultivation facility, the engineering team calculated what type of electrical distribution system was needed.

By Stephen Berta, EI, and Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, NV5, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 12, 2018

Selecting, sizing transformers in nonresidential buildings

Transformers are a critical piece of any electrical infrastructure. Knowing how to properly size and select these transformers will allow the building to function with minimal interruptions.

By Stephen Berta, EI, and Robert R. Jones Jr., PE, LEED AP, NV5, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 19, 2018

Electrical power and process production: focus on power systems complements the bottom line

Power factors, harmonics, fluctuations, and outages examined.

By Mike Zakar, PE
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 14, 2018

Electrical, power systems on the Atlantic Coast

One-third of respondents to the 2016 Electrical & Power Study make product selections for projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 11, 2018

Electrical, power systems in government buildings/military facilities

Four out of every 10 engineers who responded to the 2016 Electrical & Power Study make product selections for government buildings/military facilities.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 27, 2017

How to simplify code compliance for lighting projects

Asking key questions will ease the process of complying with required energy codes.

By Craig Casey, Lutron Electronics Co.
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 11, 2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 4-10: Performing PV feasibility studies, changes to NFPA 20, salary survey responses, and more.

Performing PV feasibility studies, changes to NFPA 20, salary survey responses, 2016 Electrical and Power study, and strategies for electrical labeling were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, December 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 27, 2017

Electrical, power systems in office buildings

More than half of engineers who responded to the 2016 Electrical & Power Study make product selections for office buildings.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 4, 2017

Detecting failure in electrical systems

Circuit protection, as defined by NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, can be interpreted in many ways, depending on building load and use. Without an effective circuit-protection scheme, a building’s electrical system is prone to myriad failures.

By Stephen Berta, EI, NV5, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 30, 2017

Developing a circuit schedule

Circuit protection, as defined by NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, can be interpreted in many ways, depending on building load and use. Electrical engineers should design a circuit schedule that can be used on the project.

By Brian Martin, PE, AECOM, Portland, Ore.
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 22, 2017

How to predict electrical equipment failures

Electrical engineers can provide many services to help facility managers predict electrical equipment or power distribution system failures.

By Freddy Padilla, PE, ATD; Page, Austin, Texas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 17, 2017

Understanding overcurrent protection

Electrical engineers can use this guide to understand NFPA 70: National Electrical Code requirements for overcurrent protection.

By Steven Eich, PE, CDT, REP, LEED AP; Environmental Systems Design, Chicago
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 15, 2017

The basics of arc flash mitigation

Electrical engineers must understand the codes, standards, and design requirements when engineering for arc flash mitigation.

By Matthew Zega, PE, RTM Engineering Consultants LLC, Chicago
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 10, 2017

Transformers: Ensuring efficient electrical system design

The best approach for design efficiency is to minimize the number of transformers that are contributing to losses.

By Brad Watford
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power July 10, 2017

Electrical codes and standards within healthcare

Essential systems include emergency systems and equipment systems, which are crucial to life safety and patient care.

By RTM Engineering
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 17, 2017

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 10 to 16: commissioning electrical systems, VFDs, pump curves, standby generator systems, NFPA 101

Articles about commissioning electrical systems, networking VFDs, reading pump curves, standby generator systems, and NFPA 101 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 10 to 16. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Joy Chang, CFE Media
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 1, 2017

Critical Power Hospital Electrical Systems: AIA CES accredited online course

CFE EDU is an interactive online platform that offers multi-media educational courses on engineering topics that are critical to your work. Courses are AIA CES accredited and are self-paced for your convenience.

By CFE Media
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 14, 2016

Conduit connectors for AC/MC fittings

The Quick-Lok Pro Connector from Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Division is a quick, easy, and secure way to terminate AC/MC/FMC cable to a box or enclosure.

By Eaton
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 18, 2015

LED specifications

Building owners are requesting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Review the basics of LEDs, explain the key aspects of specifying LEDs, and examine lifecycle cost considerations for LEDs.

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, Metro CD Engineering, Columbus, Ohio
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 16, 2015

Additional information about VFDs, VSDs, and motors

Presenters provided more details about “Energy efficiency: Variable frequency drives (VFDs), variable speed drives (VSDs), and motors.” Several questions from the June 11, 2015, webcast are addressed here.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP; and Kenneth L. Lovorn, PE
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power May 1, 2015

Linear LED luminaire

LED for large open ceiling environments.

By Eaton
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 21, 2014

Flexible, sustainable electrical systems

Current building codes and standards allow designers to build flexibility into the electrical system.

By Raul E. Valdes, PE, LC, LEED AP BD+C, MIES, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power November 18, 2014

Building safe, effective health care facilities: Electrical and power systems

It’s hard to think of an engineering project with higher standards than a hospital or health care facility—successfully designed and installed systems can literally be a matter of life and death. Emergency, standby, and backup power systems are key to these mission critical facilities.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power August 1, 2014

Standards lead to modularity

Standards develop the framework from which design rules emerge.

By Mark Siira
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 12, 2014

Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Electrical and Power Study

According to the data in this report, more engineers are researching new electrical and power systems and the challenges of incorporating energy efficient designs continue to climb. View seven key findings and access the full 2014 Electrical and Power Study.

By Amanda McLeman
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 17, 2014

Avoiding corrosion in electrical systems

Properly specifying electrical products for highly corrosive environments will reduce overall long-term cost and risk of failure.

By Stephanie Ellis, Corrosion College, Gilmer, Texas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 17, 2014

Why independent conduit testing is needed

Performance requirements for coated conduit are crucial.

By Stephanie Ellis, Corrosion College, Gilmer, Texas
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power January 6, 2014

UL’s new GFCI classes

Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are available in three new classes, which electrical engineers should become familiar with.

By Nehad El-Sherif, PEng, Littelfuse, Saskatoon
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 12, 2013

Transformer efficiency: Minimizing transformer losses

Matching a transformer to its anticipated load is a critical aspect of reducing energy consumption.

By Kenneth L. Lovorn, PE, Lovorn Engineering Assocs., Pittsburgh
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power February 25, 2013

Medium-voltage circuit breaker

The VCPW-HD medium-voltage circuit breaker by Eaton are designed to protect transformers, capacitor banks, busbar sections, and cables.

Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power March 2, 2011

Electrical BIM for Revit MEP families

Siemens produces an electrical distribution set of families to be AutoDesk Seek RMC Styleguide compliant

By SOURCE: Siemens Industrial
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power June 1, 2009

Bypass/isolation switch

For loads up to 3,000 amps, the 00572TEC bypass/isolation switch from Russelectric reduces the unit’s footprint by 50% in comparison to side-by-side designs. The bypass/isolation switch allows the operator to bypass directly to either the normal or emergency source regardless of the position or condition of the transfer switch.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power January 1, 2009

Fire detector

The advanced multi-criteria fire detector engineered by System Sensor combines a carbon monoxide sensing cell, an infrared sensor, a photoelectric smoke sensor, and a thermal sensor into one. If a fire condition is detected on one sensor, the unit confers with the other three before sending out an alarm. Advanced algorithms are then applied to interpret signals from each sensor to monitor every product of combustion while compensating for changing conditions. www.systemsensor.com #8.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power May 30, 2008

CAMEE sponsors activities for ASHRAE Summer Meeting in June

The Council of American Mechanical/Electrical Engineers, a coalition of members within the American Council of Engineering Companies, is planning several events in conjunction with the ASHRAE Summer Meeting in June in Salt Lake City.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power April 30, 2008

Two-stage commercial rooftop gas/electric

The Tempstar product line from International Comfort Products includes 25-ton PGE300 package gas/electrics with up to 9.5 EER efficiency. This two-stage rooftop unit uses R-22 refrigerant with multiple hermetic-type scroll compressors. The ASHRAE 90.1-compliant unit features independent cooling circuits to provide part-load cooling operation.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power December 13, 2005

Smart Materials Market To Rise To $12.3 Billion In 2010

The term smart materials refers to an interesting class of materials that are able to respond dynamically to external stimuli like heat, humidity, ultraviolet light and pressure. Smart materials systems have sensing and actuating functions that are used for an increasing number of engineering and commercial applications. Currently, the application of smart materials spans most industrial sectors including electronics, medical diagnostics, treatment and surgery, automotive and industrial research processes that require control and sensing. According to a soon-to-be-released and updated technical market research report, RGB -154N Smart Materials: A Technology and Market Assessment from business communications co., inc. (www.bccresearch.com) , the worldwide smart materials market is estimated at $8.1 billion in 2005 and is expected to rise at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 8.6% to $12.3 billion in 2010.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power October 1, 2000

More Data, Fewer Darts

Consulting-Specifying Engineer is in a better position to help engineers than we've ever been in before. Suddenly, our magazine is in a unique position to help firms get more information on building systems, more project leads and more trend information.

By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director