Electrical

Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Electrical January 15, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 8-14, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 70-2020 changes, BAS integration, VRF system design, electrical grounding and bonding and Product of the Year winners.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Johnston, LLC
Fire, Life Safety January 8, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 1-7, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 70-2020 changes, BAS integration, VRF system design, electrical grounding and bonding and Product of the Year winners.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives January 7, 2021

How to choose between an ECM and a VFD

While each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable frequency drives have important differences in simplicity, flexibility, cost and other factors

By Larry Gardner
Codes and Standards December 29, 2020

Understanding the changes to NFPA 70-2020

New requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code will affect facility design

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
Courtesy: Dewberry
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
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Events and Awards December 21, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: December 11-17, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Product of the Year winners, electrical grounding and bonding, 2019 NFPA 110, science and technology office design and designing a VRF.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 6: Installation of generators to support mission critical and health care facilities is common. However, their use is expanding to address concerns regarding the reliability of electrical utility sources. The 2020 National Electrical Code now requires that all stationary generators be listed in accordance with the applicable standard, UL 2200. Courtesy: McGuire Engineers
Codes and Standards December 21, 2020

NEC changes enhance resiliency

The 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code added changes to improve resiliency electrical system design

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Webcast: The electrical system’s role in designing for resiliency
Electrical December 15, 2020

Your questions answered: The electrical system’s role in designing for resiliency

During the webcast, several questions were left unanswered. Additional info was provided by the presenters

By Jeremy Gustafson and Zach Goldsworthy, Siemens Industry Inc.
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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
Courtesy: Bear Label Consulting Engineers
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