Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

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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
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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
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Electrical, Power November 20, 2020

Case study: EPSS retrofit at water treatment plant

A water treatment plant required an electrical distribution system upgrade

By Mario Vecchiarello, Jeff Donaldson and Tyler Roschen
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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
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Electrical November 9, 2020

Modular electric rooms are the new normal

Modular electric rooms (MERs) are built out with electrical infrastructure that can be rapidly deployed at a data center facility and are becoming more common.

By Drew Thomas
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Codes and Standards October 27, 2020

Students, tech, COVID drive codes, standards in higher ed design

College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical October 26, 2020

Back to basics: Commercial building wiring methods

Electrical engineers and designers should have a practical understanding for the application of raceways, wiring, cabling and busways

By Clinton R. Gordon and Matthew Steinmetz
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Electrical October 26, 2020

Designing with raceways

Electrical engineers may consider using a raceway system for the electrical feed

By Clinton R. Gordon and Matthew Steinmetz