Codes & Standards: Electrical, Power
The 2012 International Building Code from the International Code Council provides details to help safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare in the built environment.
There are many changes to NFPA 99-2012. Engineers should review the code carefully to better understand how it affects electrical systems, risk assessments, and other pertinent topics.
Matching a transformer to its anticipated load is a critical aspect of reducing energy consumption.
Standards provide engineers with a starting point that will work throughout the U.S.
By accommodating diverse functional requirements while following safety codes and standards, engineers can design reliable and durable electrical systems for colleges and universities and their high-performing buildings.
Labs and research facilities house sensitive equipment and must maintain very rigid standards. Codes and standards must be adhered to, with special attention to codes unique to these buildings.
Learn about the significant nonstructural changes to the 2012 International Building Code that typically impact consulting and specifying engineers.
Engineering work on K-12 schools is complex—and not just because of dwindling school budgets. The facilities must meet a broad range of exacting standards coming from officials and state regulatory bodies, in addition to meeting energy efficiency standards. An overview of codes and standards follows.