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Electrical

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
Project Management December 13, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: December 6-12

Read the best articles from the past week. Leveraging BIM, cooling coil condensate system design, 2019 Commissioning Giants, 2019 Salary Survey results and electrical design for smoke control systems.

By McKenzie Burns
Energy, Power December 12, 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Campus-wide Energy and Utility History

25-plus years of successful planning and implementation.

By Affiliated Engineers
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
Research November 22, 2019

2019 Electrical & Power System Study

Five findings from the latest electrical and power systems report

By Amanda Pelliccione
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, 2019, webcast are answered here

By Tom Divine , PE, LEED AP
Power November 11, 2019

Selecting and sizing transformers in nonresidential buildings

Transformers are an essential component of almost any electrical distribution system. Design engineers should know the design concepts, the codes and standards for selecting and sizing transformers to ensure they are appropriate for the application

By Tarek G. Tousson, PE, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Electrical, Power November 11, 2019

Case study: Utility transformers for an office building

Three transformers serve electrical loads for an office building, data center and mechanical equipment

By Tarek G. Tousson, PE, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Power November 7, 2019

Understanding gas engine emissions in standby power applications

Air quality regulations have a major impact on the choice of engine generator sets for standby electric power and gas engines can be a more advantageous choice than traditional diesel technology

By Diane Clifford, Caterpillar Energy Solutions, Lafayette, Indiana
Electrical, Power October 25, 2019

Learning how to engineer colleges, universities better: Electrical, power and lighting

Read about emerging trends in college and university buildings, and learn about the emerging trends impacting their design

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer