Electrical, Power

Electrical, Power June 24, 2019

Generators function as a reliable alternative power supply

When designing standby power systems for facilities such as data centers, hospitals, pumping stations, generation or processing plants, engineers should make informed decisions regarding proper generator size and operation methods to protect critical loads.

By Zia Salami, Ph.D., CDM Smith, Charlotte, North Carolina; Nick Holway, PE, CDM Smith, Boston; and Tyler Roschen, PE, CDM Smith, Raleigh, North Carolina
Electrical, Power June 19, 2019

How to implement NFPA 99-2018

The 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code covers a broad range of criteria for health care facilities. Mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineers need details about the changes to each relative portion of the code.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Electrical, Power June 14, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 7 to June 13

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: electrical system design and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, understanding GFCI nuisances and arc flash hazards.

By McKenzie Burns
Electrical, Power May 23, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Codes and standards

Multifamily dwellings are fascinating projects with highly specialized codes and standards that must be adhered to.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power May 17, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 10 to May 16

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: Understanding GFCI nuisances, visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, developing hyperscale data centers and what you need to know about building commissioning.

By McKenzie Burns
Electrical, Power May 16, 2019

Your questions answered: Critical power: Transformers, UPS and switchgear in mission critical facilities

Several questions were not addressed during the webcast on transformers, uninterruptible power supplies and switchgear. Read the answers here. 

By Kenneth Kutsmeda, PE, LEED AP, and Richard Vedvik, PE
Electrical, Power May 10, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 3 to May 9

Understanding GFCI nuisances, designing an efficient mechanical system, electrical system design and commissioning, microgrid questions answered, and using lean methods to find process improvements were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, May 3 to May 9. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
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
Electrical, Power April 29, 2019

Top design trends in data centers: codes and standards

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

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power April 12, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 5 to April 11

Understanding GFCI nuisances, AHU component makeup, AEC industry struggles, humidity in healthcare facilities, and NFPA 72-2019 updates were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 5 to April 11. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns