Electrical

Electrical October 26, 2020

Back to basics: Commercial building wiring methods

Electrical engineers and designers should have a practical understanding for the application of raceways, wiring, cabling and busways

By Clinton R. Gordon and Matthew Steinmetz
Courtesy: Bear Label Consulting Engineers
Electrical October 26, 2020

Designing with raceways

Electrical engineers may consider using a raceway system for the electrical feed

By Clinton R. Gordon and Matthew Steinmetz
Courtesy: Bear Label Consulting Engineers
Electrical October 26, 2020

How to know when busways are the right choice

Depending on the application, electrical engineers may consider using a busway or bus duct

By Clinton R. Gordon and Matthew Steinmetz
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Electrical Systems September 30, 2020

How vulnerable is your electrical system?

A discussion about vulnerabilities to electrical systems includes risks to facilities and recommendations for improved safety

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Courtesy: Stantec
Electrical, Power September 29, 2020

Basics of industrial, manufacturing facility design: Electrical, power and lighting

Industrial and manufacturing facilities have specialty electrical and lighting needs engineers must include in new or retrofit projects

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Christine Pongratz, Arup
Fire, Life Safety September 28, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 21-27, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire safety, arc flash mitigation, government building design, integrated buildings and the COVID-19 pandemic and better building ventilation.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Electrical September 24, 2020

Why is ground fault protection needed?

Electrical system ground fault protection is vital to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment and to reliably maintain systems based on the loads they serve

By Will McGugan and Lilly Vang
Courtesy: Metro CD Engineering
Electrical September 23, 2020

Case study: Calculating motor OCPD

Learn how to determine the combined overcurrent protection device for a motor

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
Courtesy: Metro CD Engineering
Electrical September 23, 2020

Fundamentals of motor circuit protection

Motor circuit protection involves understanding the National Electrical Code and equipment nameplate information

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
Sustainability September 9, 2020

How microgrids are a sustainable solution for extreme weather environments

Microgrids help make customers more resilient before, during, and after the wildfire season and can help optimize assets and reduce power interruptions.

By Roxanne Fong