Electrical

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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
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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
Awards December 1, 2020

2020 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer reveals the MVP, gold, silver and bronze award recipients for the 2020 Product of the Year program.

By Amanda Pelliccione
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Electrical, Power November 23, 2020

Designing, retrofitting hospitals during COVID: Electrical, power and lighting

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical. Understand how to design electrical, power and lighting systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Electrical November 20, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: November 13-19, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Commercial building wiring methods, the salary survey, hospital ventilation design, commissioning giants and modular electric rooms.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 2: This demonstrates a typical medium voltage one-line diagram consisting of two paralleled standby generators. Courtesy: CDM Smith
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