Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power

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
Electrical December 18, 2019

Case study: Manufacturing facility electrical design

This example of a manufacturing plant, lab and office building power distribution project walks through the electrical engineering decisions

By Robert Sander and Mario Caraveo, NV5, Las Vegas
Codes and Standards December 16, 2019

Analyzing NEC 2017 changes

Several changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code should be noted

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Arup, Los Angeles
Codes and Standards December 16, 2019

Overview of changes throughout NEC

Several changes were made to the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Arup, Los Angeles
Electrical Systems November 26, 2019

Electrical design for smoke control systems

Engineers designing electrical infrastructure to support smoke control systems must be aware of the stringent requirements listed throughout multiple code sections

By Andrew Varilone, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Electrical November 22, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: November 15-21

Read the best articles from the past week. Specifying electrical systems, demand-controlled ventilation in HVAC, pipe systems and materials, NFPA 110-2019 and introduction to boilers.

By McKenzie Burns
Power November 21, 2019

Your questions answered: Critical power: Designing power systems for resiliency in mission critical facilities

Questions not answered during the Nov. 12, 2029, webcast are answered here

By Tom Divine , PE, LEED AP
Codes and Standards November 20, 2019

Ask an expert: Hospitals, health care facilities: Codes and standards

Health care facility designers are expected to keep pace with increasingly complex, advanced engineered systems and features

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical November 19, 2019

Ask an expert: Hospitals, health care facilities: Electrical and lighting systems

Health care facility designers are expected to keep pace with increasingly complex, advanced engineered systems and features

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards November 18, 2019

National Electrical Safety Code open for comments

The 2022 National Electrical Safety Code update is focused on new issues like resiliency and distributed generation within the power grid and addressing new and viable technologies that have emerged since the last update

By Nelson Bingel, National Electrical Safety Code, Senoia, Ga.